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2010-2011 Season

MTG is pleased to announce its lively 2010-2011 season, featuring classics presented with a new perspective, audience favorites, and a Wisconsin original!

 Season brochures will be mailed in mid-August with individual tickets going on sale August 15, 2010.

 


By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Joan Brooks

October 1-16, 2010 in the Drury

This semi-autobiographical account of Tennessee Williams' early days in 1930s St. Louis is a heartbreaking yet often funny "memory play" told from the perspective of Tom Wingfield. The Glass Menagerie is the story of a family desperate to break free of the burdens of their past and their present.  Each escapes into their own personal "glass menagerie" as a means of eluding the pain of their own - and each other's - existence.

 

 


Music & Book by James Valcq. Lyrics & Book by Fred Alley.

Directed by Terry Kiss Frank

Presented in partnership with Four Seasons Theatre

December 3-18, 2010 in the Drury

In this Off-Broadway musical a feisty parolee, Percy, follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin' at The Spitfire Grill.

 

 


December 4, 11 & 18 at 3:00 pm in the Drury

Keeping a Madison tradition alive, Madison Theatre Guild brings A Christmas Carol to the Drury stage as a radio play in December.  A novella by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol was published and released on December 19, 1843. Nearly a century later, it was first broadcast on the radio by Campbell Playhouse, starring Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater of the Air, on December 23, 1938.

 

 


By Donald Margulies

Director TBA

February 18-March 5, 2011 in the Evjue

Full of humor, warmth, insight and wisdom, Dinner With Friends is a funny yet bittersweet examination of the married lives of two couples who have been extremely close for years, and the impact felt by both couples when one relationship goes sour.

 

 


By Stephen Temperley

Directed by Betty Diamond

May 6-21, 2011 in the Evjue

Back by popular demand, Souvenir is a heartfelt, wickedly funny look at the limits of self-perception and the unpredictable nature of friendship. The story of real-life Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite and tone-deaf diva who thought she was a great soprano. Unfortunately her great love of music was not matched by her own abilities.  In truth, she squawked like a deranged rooster. Her brilliant, wry accompanist, Cosme McMoon, chronicles Florence's unlikely rise to cult status, which culminated in an infamous sold-out Carnegie Hall performance in October 1944.