Do Not Go Gentle

By Susan L. Zeder

Directed by Allen R. Ebert

Lillian Boedecker Barron is 84 years old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased! During her lifetime, Lillian shared a special, long-distance bond with her granddaughter, Kelly, and suffered an estrangement from her son Windsor, a Colonel in the Air Force, as he moved his family from base to base all over the world. After her death, Lillian discovers that she cannot "move on" until the rifts are somehow mended. Windsor and Kelly come from overseas to settle Lillian's affairs and are aghast to discover that the walls of her house have been painted with wild, sometimes humorous, sometimes horrific murals and drawings. As they unravel secrets of the paintings, the two make astonishing discoveries about themselves and a special relationship between Lillian and a neighborhood child. This powerful, poignant play explores the wonder of words and the transformative power of art as it offers humor and hope to anyone who is, or has ever been, a grandparent, parent, or a child.

Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (The Old High School), 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie

Performances: February 3-5, 2017

Performance Times:
February 3, 4 @ 7:30 PM, February 5 @ 2:00 PM
February 18 - Time to be determined

Ticket Prices: $16 Adult, $13 Senior, $11 Student

Call 608-852-4387 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be on November 28 and 29 with the first table read through on December 5.

This will be Sun Prairie Civic Theatre’s entry to the AACTFest 2017. Initial performances will be February 3, 4, & 5, 2017. Entry to the WACTFest 2017 and adjudication the weekend of February 17, 18, 19, 2017, at the Sentry Theatre, Stevens Point, WI. If the play is selected to advance it will be performed the weekend of April 27 – 30, 2017, at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois. If selected to advance from this regional competition the play will be performed June 26 – July 1, 2017, in Rochester, Minnesota. Persons auditioning should keep these dates free for possible advancement. For further information contact Frank Peot at or 608-852-4387.

Performances February 3 – 5, 2017, and February 18 – 19, 2017, are definite performance dates. Performances April 27 – 30 and June 26 – July1 will be determined if the company advances to further competition.

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