Acacia Theatre Company

2019-2022 Season: One Body

“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

“We are members of one body,” the Inspector says. Those words sounded familiar, and upon searching scripture, we found them in abundance. The amount and repetition seems to suggest an importance to our lives. Within each production this season, we hope to discover how teacher, student, healthy, sick, rich, poor, privileged, not-so-privileged, widow, homeless and provider are all united in the body of Christ. Join us as a subscriber this season and look forward to a time of belonging together.

-Janet Peterson, Artistic Director

Tuesdays with Morrie

November 8-24, 2019

Performed in the Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church | 7845 North River Road | Milwaukee, WI 53217

The inspirational and autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist, and Morrie Schwartz, his former professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch sees Morrie on television and realizes the professor is battling ALS. A brief visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage, as Mitch and Morrie learn, through laughter and tears, how to cherish the life we have in each other.

An Inspector Calls

Unfortunately, we are unable to revisit this show, interrupted by the pandemic in March of 2020. Read our reopening plan.

Performed at The Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church | 7845 North River Road | Milwaukee, WI 53217

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.” Content warning: this play includes mentions of suicide and disproven views of mental health, guilt and blame.

Sense and Sensibility

July 22 - August 7, 2022

Performing at the Todd Wehr Auditorium of Concordia University | 12800 North Lake Shore Drive | Mequon, WI 53097

Tickets can be purchased here.

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. Contact the office for details.

Friday July 22 at 7:30p
Saturday July 23 at 4:00p
Sunday July 24 at 3:00p

Saturday August 6 at 4:00p
Sunday August 7 at 2:00p (NOTE THE EARLIER TIME)