Acacia Theatre Company

2023-2024 Season


He has told you, O mortal, what is good,
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice and to love kindness
    and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8, New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition


What is Good? Well, that’s a question that could take forever to answer, but this season we are exploring those three requirements given in scripture. Join us as we watch a family allow kindness into their relationships, Man consider what it means to walk humbly, and the example of two co-laborers who pursued justice all their lives. We are looking forward to learning more about what is Good — and the source of it.

Janet Peterson

Artistic Director


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Erin Nicole Eggers and Janet Bouman Peterson
November 10—December 3, 2023


A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet continues the story, but with bookish middle-sister, Mary, struggling against her family’s expectations and the fear that she does not deserve a companion. When everyone gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest brings new possibilities, inspiring kindness in each member of the family and the realization that love can be not just a duty, but a joy.


Friday, November 10 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 PM


Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 PM
Friday, November 17 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 18 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 19 at 3:00 PM


BREAK for Thanksgiving


Thursday, November 30 at 7:30 PM
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, December 2 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM


The House by the Stable
By Charles Williams
Directed by Elaine Wyler
March 1—March 17, 2024


C.S. Lewis remarked that his friend Charles Williams wrote the sort of stories “in which we begin by saying, let us suppose that this everyday world were at some point invaded by the marvelous.” The House by the Stable dramatizes the struggle of good and evil, personifying the forces that grapple for an upper hand—including Man, Pride, Gabriel and Hell—and the God who humbles them all. Enter a truthful and comedic fantasy, told by a 20th century master of the genre.


Friday, March 1 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 PM


Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 8 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 9 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 10 at 3:00 PM


Friday, March 15 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 16 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 PM
The Agitators
By Mat Smart
Directed by Lori Woodall-Schaufler
June 14—June 30, 2024


Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony were friends — and adversaries — for forty-five years. From their beginning in Rochester, through a civil war, and to the highest halls of government, The Agitators depicts their individual and interpersonal commitments to justice, their support of each other, and the disagreements that nearly destroyed their relationship. “Theater at its best. Teaching us, challenging us, reminding us of where we’ve been, where we are and how far we still have to go.” – Cedar Rapids Gazette


Friday, June 14 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 PM


Thursday, June 20 at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 21 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 22 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 PM


Friday, June 28 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 29 at 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 30 at 3:00 PM


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All of our performances are now held at:
The Norvell Commons at St. Christopher’s Church
7845 North River Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217