The Wabeno Area Players will be holding Auditions for the
November production of Farce of Habit. This
hilarious comedy is sure to be a favorite of all involved and who attend. The show will be November 21-24, 2019. Auditions
will Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 p.m. They will be held at Madonna Hall (1793 Elm
Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566) in Wabeno.
Comic fireworks explode in FARCE OF HABIT, an absurdly funny
Southern-fried romp that takes us back to the Reel ’Em Inn, the finest little
fishing lodge in the Ozarks. The proprietor, D. Gene Wilburn, is looking
forward to a peaceful weekend on the lake. But there are only two chances of
that happening: slim and none. Why, for example, has his wife, Wanelle, picked
these three days to white-knuckle her way through caffeine withdrawal? Why is
his son Ty’s marriage to Jenna falling apart so fast? Could it have something
to do with the French can-can costume Ty is wearing? How on earth would D.
Gene’s feisty sister, Maxie, allow herself to get caught up in such a bizarre
undercover police assignment? And that’s just his family. If this isn’t enough
to thwart D. Gene’s weekend plans, he’s got a gaggle of nuns who’ve converged
on the Inn, hell-bent on experiencing a nature retreat—which might be tolerable
if D. Gene didn’t have a chronic fear of anything in a habit. Add to this the
presence of Jock McNair, a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal
ego threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace
his “inner caveman” and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they
claim to be. Throw in the storm of the century that’s fast bearing down on
Mayhew, Arkansas, and D. Gene has no prayer of baiting a hook any time soon.
Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you enjoy
gloriously preposterous hilarity, then laughing your way through the
take-no-prisoners comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!
On Wednesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m., at the Wabeno Logging Museum (located in downtown Wabeno), an evening of entertainment and fun will be waiting for all who attend.
This is a Readers Theater event and part of the Players extended Fine Arts Series. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for those wishing to take a tour and enjoy the rich history the museum has to offer. A cash bar will be available along with free popcorn while it lasts.
All the selections being performed are written by local writer Mike Monte. The stories are a mix of local stories and lore of the area. You get to be the judge of what legend, lore or fact. These entertaining selections are sure to put a smile on your face.
A free will offering will be available to raise funds for the museum. We want to keep the rich history and artifacts alive for many years to come.
For more information please call (715) 889-1606 or email email@example.com.
In 2016 more Americans died from overdoses than in the entire Vietnam War conflict. And yet those new casualties are rarely considered victims of disease. The documentary film “Written Off” is challenging conventional thinking about addiction. By taking the viewer inside an individual’s fight against opioids, through personal journals, Written Off combats stigma and humanizes the victim.The film chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, a Crandon High School graduate, whose addiction to opioids began at age 15, after being prescribed pain medicine for a minor surgery. His grippingly honest writing reveals the secrets he tried so hard to conceal throughout a decade long struggle to escape addiction. Matthew’s mother, Jane Funk, currently a teacher at Crandon High School, published the book “What I Couldn’t Tell you : one Man’s Struggle with Opioid Addiction” in June of 2017 and worked with filmmakers Molly Hermann and Rob Lyall on the “Written Off” documentary.
“Every day, there’s another story about the opioid epidemic, another overdose, another mug shot. But these stories often work to reinforce the stigma of addiction instead of humanizing it,” explains filmmaker Molly Hermann, who wrote, directed and co-produced Written Off. “Matt didn’t want to do drugs but he didn’t know how to get out. That struggle is right there in his own words, he chronicled every cc and milligram that went into his body and every dollar he shelled out to get more, all as he tried desperately to get clean.” “We know this film is already making a difference – we hear from people who see it that it made them recognize the addiction of a family member for the first time.” says Co-Producer and Director of Photography Rob Lyall.
All students who attend schools in The Northern Lakes Conference (Crandon, Laona, Wabeno, White Lake, Three Lakes, Florence, Goodman/Armstrong Creek, Phelps, Elcho and Pembine) have the opportunity to compete in the Huisman Honors Recital Competition. This event is named after longtime educator and arts supporter Richard Huisman. Richard was a teacher, principal and superintendent for the School District of Wabeno.
The honors recital competition is open to all instrumentalists, as well as vocalists, guitarists, and pianists who have performed a Class A Solo for the 2019 Solo and Ensemble Season. Each student entry must perform the music that they prepared for Solo and Ensemble. Eight to Ten students will be selected to perform at the honors recital. Each student chosen will receive a plaque of merit for being chosen to represent their school and community. One of the students selected to perform will receive a $250+ scholarship.
A sports widow is “mad as hell” and she’s not going to take it anymore! The football commissioner mysteriously resigns. A cheerleader stages her own kidnapping. A referee is up to his ears in drug deals and bad calls. This deadly game goes into overtime for an intricate scheme of revenge and cover ups that invites a lot of audience participation. If you are interested in participating or would like to schedule an audition please call (715) 889-1606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All auditions must be complete by September 20th. If acting is not for you, we have positions on the stage crew and other supportive roles.
This production will take place November 15-18, 2018. The rehearsals will begin in October. You can purchase tickets for this show by going to wabenoareaplayers.brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.