Acts to Grind II

By Wendy Prosise and KelsyAnne Schoenhaar

Directed by Sarah Luedtke, Morey Burnard and KelsyAnne Schoenhaar

Beginning its 10th season, Encore is producing a combination of some of its oldest and newest short works. KelsyAnne Schoenhaar, Artistic Director and author of “Real Life” and “Walk with a Vampire,” along with Program Director Wendy Prosise, have written two new scripts--“Quality Support,” a comedy showing the extreme of direct support work, and “A Cause to Die For,” a four-part intermezzo commenting on the frustrations of Medicaid and a irrational response by a tenured human service worker.

“Disposable Friends” is a touching work that explores the way a friendship is lost. Assistant Artistic Director Sarah Luedtke and Technical Director Morey Burnard direct and perform in two affective pieces showing the problem of communication with others. Also included is former Program Manager Kevin Evans’ “Extra Cheese,” an amusing peek into the home of one zany family.

While Encore has focused on the world of those with disabilities in past shows, “Acts to Grind II” broaches subjects intrinsic to all and features 17 talented actors playing multiple roles.

Produced by Encore Studio for the Performing Arts at Encore! Studio for the Performing Arts, 1480 Martin St. Madison WI

Performances: September 12-19, 2009

Performance Times: September 12th @ 2pm and 8pm. September 18th @ 8pm. September 19th @ 8pm.

Ticket Prices: $15 General. $10 Students/Seniors.

Call 608-661-9696 ext 6 for reservations or more information.

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