Escanaba in da Moonlight

By Jeff Daniels

Reuben Soady and his clan reunite for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp. Thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.

Produced by Driftless Area Repertory Theater (DART) at Northwoods Banquet Hall, N6510 US Hwy 51, Portage, WI 53901

Performances: October 30 - November 8, 2015

Performance Times:
Fridays and Saturdays 6:30 dinner and 7:30 show. Sundays, 1:00 dinner and 2:00 show.

Ticket Prices: 31.95+tax

Call 608-566-7138 for reservations or more information.

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We are looking to cast all actors and understudies. This is a fundraising event, but there is compensation for performances. Please contact to set up an audition. We would like to begin rehearsals in mid-September, but are always on the lookout for replacement actors for later touring dates.

The following roles are available:

ALBERT SOADY – early sixties – Patriarch of the Soady clan and narrator of the story.

REUBEN SOADY – 35 – Albert's oldest son. Married to Wolf Moon Dance. Carries the distinction of never "hangin' a single buck on da buck pole".

REMNAR SOADY – 33 – Albert's youngest son. Not "da sharpest tool in da shed" but a good hunter.

JIMMER NEGAMANEE – ageless – Close friend of the Soady's. Was abducted by aliens for an entire weekend, and when he came back he was different. Very different.

RANGER TOM T. TREADO – early forties - Ranger for the DNR. He came up from Detroit for the start of deer season and believes that he saw God up on the ridge.