Acacia Theatre Company

2019-2020 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

Nov. 8-10, 14-17, 21-24, 2019

Performing at The Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Church, 7845 North River Road, Milwaukee, Wis.

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

March 13-15, 20-22, 26-29, 2020

Performing at The Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Church, 7845 North River Road, Milwaukee, Wis.

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.”

Sense and Sensibility

July 24-26, 30-August 2, 2020

Performing at Todd Wehr Auditorium of Concordia University Wisconsin, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.

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?