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2020-2021 Season

Stage One, Inc. Announces 2020-2021 Season at the Janesville Performing Arts Center.

Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI.

Tickets: Adults – $16 • Students – $10

The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh

The Story: With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Story: As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dreary home on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
March 12, 13, 19, & 20 at 7:30 PM • 14 & 21 at 2 PM

The Story: A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

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Bus Stop Canceled

Stage One, Inc.’s production of Bus Stop scheduled for March 27 & 28 at 7:30 PM, 29 at 2 PM • April 3 & 4 at 7:30 PM, 5 at 2 PM At the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI has been cancelled.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Stage One has made the difficult decision to cancel its production of Bus Stop. Ticket holders will be contacted this week with exchange options. Please visit Stage One’s website for upcoming show information including the 2020-2021 season announcement coming later this month. http://stageonewi.org/ Stay healthy, Wisconsin, see you next season!

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Talkback with Mindy Curtis

Playwright Mindy Curtis to participate in a special talkback following the opening night performance of her new play The Great Plan of Happiness at JPAC on June 21!

Stage One is thrilled to announce that Playwright Mindy Curtis will join the cast and crew of The Great Plan of Happiness to participate in a talkback after the opening night performance this Friday, June 21 at 7:30 PM. The talkback will take place approximately five minutes after the show in the Gallery.

June 21 at 7:30 PM

At the Janesville Performing Arts Center • 408 S Main St, Janesville, WI. • JanesvillePAC.org

Tickets: Adults $16 • Students $10

Additional Show Dates: June 21, 22, 28, & 29 at 7:30 PM • 23 & 30 at 2 PM

The Story: The Great Plan of Happiness focuses on Cassie, a Mormon woman, who visits her family in Highland, Utah after spending years living and working in Chicago. She discovers, while returning to her Mormon roots, the broad effects the religion places upon her family and the way they live their lives. Stage One’s June production will mark the world premiere of this original play written by Mindy Curtis.

About Mindy Curtis: Mindy Curtis has an extensive and varied theatrical background and is thrilled to add the role of playwright to that list. Mindy has taught, directed, choreographed, written, and produced theatre for various public schools, universities, and non-profit theatre companies throughout the country including the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Utah Children’s Theatre, Central Washington University, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Camp Waziyatah in Maine, The Janesville Performing Arts Center, University of Wisconsin-Rock County, and Madison Children’s Theatre. She holds her BFA in Theatre Education from Utah State University, MA in Theatre Production from Central Washington University, and PhD in Education from the University of Idaho. Mindy most recently has taught theatre at Brighton High School and is delighted be joining the Reasearch and Evaluation team in Granite School District this fall. She enjoys living in Utah with her talented husband, beautiful daughter and dashing little boy.

Cast & Crew:
Cassie Warren – Amanda Rodriguez
Marilee Warren – Pat Hall
Herber Warren – Shelton Tripp
Mckayee Warren – Alexyn Cervantes
Brandilee Warren – Julia Bloom
Daniel Warren – Jay Goodwin
Haylee Simons – Alexia Hollis
Anna Jolley – Jennae Fairman
Director – Ron Brown
Assistant Director – Paul Rubio
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Nicky Schwartz
Producer – Michael StalsbergShare FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter
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2017-2018 Season

Stage One, Inc. announces its 2017/2018 season!

Stage One will produce three shows during the 2017/2018 season at the Janesville Performing Arts Center, 408 S Main St • Janesville, WI • 608-758-0297 • www.janesvillepac.org

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
October 2017

In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy’s daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she’s finally become pregnant by Big Daddy’s favorite son, Brick, but Brick won’t cooperate in Maggie’s plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening’s end, Maggie’s ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick’s love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie’s loving arms.

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
December 2017

As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dreary home on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong doings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.

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1984 by George Orwell
April 2018

Orwell depicts with great power the horrors of man’s fate in a society where Big Brother is always watching—where everything that is not prohibited is compulsory. “I do not believe that the kind of society I describe necessarily will arrive, but I believe that something resembling it could arrive. The moral to be drawn from the dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one: Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.” – George OrwellShare FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter
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