Acacia Theatre Company

Acacia’s reopening plan!

Acacia’s interrupted season, One Body, returns in 2022 with An Inspector Calls in March and finishes with Sense and Sensibility in July. Subscriptions and single tickets already purchased for these productions will be honored. Purchasers will be contacted in early 2022.

But before that…to provide accessible theatre at a moment when it is most needed, we intend to stage two Pay-What-You-Can shows before the end of 2021. In an effort to care for the most vulnerable among us, the 2021 events will be Pay-What-You-Can ticketing, in advance only, by clicking here or calling 414-744-5995. No walk up ticketing will be available at the venue. COVID policies will appear in a pop up during your transaction.

 

Sojourns: Spaces Between

Conceived by Lori Woodall-Schaufler

October 15-17, 2021 at the Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Church

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Join a small cast for a time of music and theatre, exploring the places and emotions we visit in our search for home. These temporary stays, or sojourns, can be rich opportunities to learn about ourselves and others, experience wonder, find new mercies and deepen joy. Featuring Stephanie Demyun Smith, Zack Horne, Abbey Pitchford and Lori Woodall-Schaufler, accompanied by John Hefter.

 

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

By Tom Mula

Directed by Elaine Wyler

November 19, 2021 – January 8, 2022 at the Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Church

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Acacia’s “stirring journey into the light” (Journal Sentinel) – performed with four actors in 2017 – is back in a one-man version, starring Jason Will (Malcolm and Teresa). “Marley was dead, to begin with…” begins Dickens classic story. And what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. Desperate, he accepts the one chance at freedom: to escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins both men’s journey of laughter and terror, regret and renewal, which will open their hearts and deliver their souls. 

 

An Inspector Calls

By J.R. Priestley

Directed by Glenna Gustin

March 18-27, 2022 at the Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Church

Described as Agatha Christie meets “The Twilight Zone,” Priestley’s masterpiece holds the same powerful relevance as when it premiered. On the eve of an engagement and potential merger, a wealthy industrial family is visited by an Inspector. A young woman has died, and the Inspector’s unsparing and suspenseful interrogation leads him to observe that “We don’t live alone. We are members of one body.” Subscriptions and single tickets already purchased for this production will be honored.

 

Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Erin Nicole Eggers

July 22-31, 2022 at the Todd Wehr Auditorium of Concordia University

A fresh, clever and faithful treatment of Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility follows the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, when their father’s death and stepbrother’s abandonment leave them without prospects. Can the sisters recognize their unique roles, amidst bewildering societal demands, and find where they fit? Subscriptions and single tickets already purchased for this production will be honored.

 

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5

The staff  and board of Acacia Theatre Company

September 2021