For What It's Worth

By Cassi Harris

Directed by Cassi Harris

It’s the 1960s.  There is a culture clash brewing in the world.  And in one church, where a do-good Christian singing group is rehearsing, a radical leftist group breaks into the place of worship with the intention of blowing it up as part of a protest—until they discover the singing teens, and a culture clash begins in Madison, in turn leading to misunderstandings and mayhem.

For What It’s Worth is Broom Street Theater’s newest play by author Cassi Harris. Harris, a Broom Street Theater veteran and member of the theater’s Board, received her M. F. A. in playwriting from Rutgers, the same university where long-time Broom Street Artistic Director, Joel Gersmann, studied as an undergraduate.  She has had several plays produced and published, most recently last season’s Dancing in Cleo’s Café, which not only premiered at Broom Street, but was also published in December by Dramatic Publishing Company.  It and other Harris plays are available for purchase on

For What It’s Worth is brought to life by a talented ensemble cast including Broom Street veterans Ethan Mutz, Lauri Harty, Tom Collins, Greg Johnson, Amanda Hammer, Odari McWhorter, and Matt Kenyon, along with newcomers Christina Beller and Stu Bittner-Rossmiller.  Ben Doran is the understudy.

In addition, special guest stars are being lined up to introduce the show each night.  Former mayor and 60’s activist, Paul Soglin, has already committed to introduce the show one night of the run.  Soglin was at one time on the Board of the theater.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: June 20 - July 27, 2008

Performance Times: Friday & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m., Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $8.00

Reservations may be made by calling the BST Hotline at 608-244-8338 or by dropping an e-mail to

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