Wisconsin Union Theater
The Wisconsin Union
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Fredric March Play Circle, Memorial Union
Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm: Hamm in Love and War by Eric Appleton (Madison), directed by Samuel D. White HAMM IN LOVE AND WAR by Eric Appleton Benton Hamm, condiment magnate, has come to the island kingdom of Rhipidos to acquire the world's finest olive oil. This hysterical farce follows his travails as he braves chain-smoking artists, hard-drinking art dealers, amateur cookbook authors, tennis with the King, lusty Russian diplomats, and a coup d'etat. Friday, September 22nd, 7:30 pm: Dionysus on the Down Low by Michael Proft (Cedarburg), directed by Dana Pellebon DIONYSUS ON THE DOWN LOW by Michael Proft LGBT activist David Okello flees his native Uganda after an anti-homosexuality bill is proposed in Ugandan parliament and his life is threatened. Settling in Boston, MA, with Matthew Teitman, an ACLU LGBT expert who helped him obtain political asylum, the two men embark on a relationship. The play explores where the sexual and political meet, and where disparate cultures, values and desires struggle to find common ground. NOTE: This play contains strong language and sexual situations. It is intended for mature audiences. Saturday, September 23rd, 7:30 pm: No Wake by Erica Berman (Madison), directed by Jake Penner NO WAKE by Erica Berman With determination and a bullhorn, elderly Peter Michaels is on a mission to save the loons of Lake Winnipesaukee, who are dying in record numbers. His summer expectations are thwarted by Sarah, a townie teenager hired to clean the house next door. No Wake tells the story of an intergenerational bond sprung out of loneliness and loss that forces this unlikely pair to confront their fears and teach each other how to move on.