April fires bring May Desires. Public outdoor performances May 21, 22, and 30.
Desires is a collection of three short comedies about our wants and needs: a happier marriage, a closer connection with nature, or a strategy to fend off invading Roman soldiers.
Tickless Time: Ian and Eloise’s sun dial gives them a natural relationship with time. Eddy and Alice prefer rock-steady mechanical clock time. The cook just wants to make dinner on time. Written by Susan Glaspell and George Cram Cook.
Caesar and Cleopatra (Act II): All work and no play makes Caesar a dull emperor. She has love on her mind. He has an empire to run. Then a Roman fleet arrives. Temptation, or tactics? Written by George Bernard Shaw.
Suppressed Desires: Henrietta thinks it’s a great idea for everyone to get in touch with their deepest, darkest secrets. When her husband and her sister uncover their suppressed desires, she’s not so sure. Written by Glaspell and Cook.
Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, 2 PM at Tyranena Brewing Company, 1025 Owen St. in Lake Mills.
Seating is first-come-first-served, with 100+ physically distanced outdoor seats on the main patio and a spacious lawn area. Consider bringing a blanket or lawn chairs, and arriving closer to the Garden’s opening time of 12 noon, to ensure prime seating.
Tyranena’s Beer Garden is open to all ages but parents are asked to keep younger children with them at all times. The Beer Garden serves beverages only but both carry-in and delivered food are welcome. Please see Tyranena’s FAQ for full venue details. These dates are rain-or-shine: Tyranena only closes in severe weather.
Sunday May 30, 5 PM at Paoli Schoolhouse American Bistro, 6857 Paoli Rd. in Paoli.
Dinner reservations are not required, but are strongly recommended for guaranteed patio seating. Lawn seating (bring your own chair or blanket) is also available. Call 608-848-6261 for dinner reservations.
MSC asks a $10 suggested contribution per person when you join us for a performance of Desires.
Performance time approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
Directed by Kendra C. Thompson.