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Alley Stage Reading Series: Deanna Strasse’s “Write You Down”

October 1, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon at Shake Rag Alley for our final staged-reading series of 2022 on our intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading of a play-in-progress is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience (you!) and determine what their next steps are with the script.
Start at 3 p.m. for Afternoon Tea at the Art Café with live music on the patio before moving to our intimate outdoor theater for the 4 p.m. staged reading of the play and talkback to follow. October’s cast includes Alexis Berget, Lisa Duwell, Sarah Beth Hahner and Bryan Royston. In the event of inclement weather, we will move to the Sardeson Studio at 223 Commerce St.

About the Play: “Write You Down” is a fantasy parable, centered around Maggie Rellmers, who lives in dreams. In her world, the full moon is constantly out, it’s always summer and the dashing English actor George Marx is in love with her. Here, she can hide and dream of Bavarian kings and scoff at the world that cannot grasp what it means to live. But Maggie is about to get her wake-up call if George has anything to say about it.

About the playwright: Deanna Strasse is a Milwaukee-based playwright who enjoys mixing the heartfelt with the hilarious. Her most notable works include “Dancing With Hamlet” (produced through Windfall Theatre in 2018), “Summers in Prague” (produced through Sidecar Theatre in 2018 and Windfall Theatre in 2020), and the “Molly’s (Mostly) Accurate” series (produced through The Box Theatre Co. 2018-2019). Deanna has also seen her work workshopped and/or produced through companies such as Chameleon Theatre Circle (Minneapolis, MN), Golden Chain Theatre (Oakhurst, CA), Spark Creative Works (Long Island, NY), Renaissance Theaterworks’ Br!nk New Play Festival (Milwaukee), Macha Theatre Works (Seattle, WA), Lake Country Playhouse (Hartland, WI), Village Playhouse (West Allis, WI), St. Croix Festival Theatre (St. Croix Falls, WI), and more.

For tickets ($5 reading, $5 tea) and more information about the series, see https://shakeragalley.org/alley-stage.


October 1, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
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