Desires: 3 Short Plays

By Susan Glaspell, George Cram Cook, George Bernard Shaw

Directed by Kendra C. Thompson

Love. Marriage. Secrets.

Madison Shakespeare Company presents Desires, a collection of three short comedies about what we want and what we need: a happier marriage, a closer connection with nature, or a strategy to fend off invading Roman soldiers and a flirt!

Tickless Time: Ian and Eloise’s sun dial gives them a natural relationship with time. Eddy and Alice prefer rock-steady mechanical clock time. The cook just wants dinner finished on time. Written by Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook.

Caesar and Cleopatra (Act II): All work and no play makes a dull emperor. She has love on her mind. He has an empire to run. Then a Roman fleet arrives. Temptation, or tactics? Written by George Bernard Shaw.

Suppressed Desires: Henrietta thinks it’s a great idea for everyone to get in touch with their deepest, darkest secrets. When her husband and her sister reveal their own suppressed desires, she’s not so sure. Written by Glaspell and Cook.

Public performances May 22, 23, and 30.

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at the locations below

Performances: May 22-30, 2021

Performance Times:
Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, 2 PM at Tyranena Brewing Company, 1025 Owen St. in Lake Mills. Patio seating first-come-first-served, lawn seating available.

Sunday May 30, 5 PM at Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro, 6857 Paoli Rd. in Paoli. Dinner reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended for guaranteed patio seating, call 608-848-6261 to book.

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Ticket Prices: $10 suggested contribution

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