Acacia Theatre Company

2022-2023 Season: A New Season

A New Season

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a
way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19, New International
Version.
At last! We have persisted through our longest season ever – three years in length – to
this next era. In addition to presenting three plays in a new subscription season, we are
beginning a new ticketing model with pay-what-you-can, incorporating two new staff
members and doing our first entire season in a new performance space. We hope you
will join us as we follow God in the way He has made!

Janet Peterson, Artistic Director

The Jeweler’s Shop
By Pope John Paul II
Translated into the English Language by Boleslaw Taborski
Adapted by Ted Davis
Directed by Elaine Rewolinski
October 28 – November 13, 2022

“The One we seek by chance has the face of the love which already entangles our existence. They are all in Him.” Andrew and Teresa’s encounter at a jeweler’s shop expands into a poetic and generational drama with entrancing atmosphere, meditating on the ways we look for God in one another. Written by Karol Wojtyla, who co-founded the cultural resistance movement Rhapsodic Theatre and later became Pope John Paul II, The Jeweler’s Shop is a play for anyone who seeks love – new, old and young.

Friday, October 28th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM
Friday, November 4th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 5th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 6th at 3:00 PM

Friday, November 11th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 12th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 PM

We Will Not Be Silent
By David Meyers
March 10 – March 26, 2023

February 18th, 1943. 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested for her involvement in the White Rose, a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. David Meyers’ play recreates the interrogation that tests all she believes. “There [is] nothing to do. Hitler cannot be stopped,” Scholl’s interrogator states. “Only because Germany is made of men like you,” she replies. We Will Not Be Silent is a stunning testimony of faith and a historical account with new urgency for this moment.

Friday, March 10th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 11th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 12th at 6:30 PM

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

Friday, March 24th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 PM

Holmes and Watson
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Elaine Wyler
June 9 – June 25, 2023

If you think there aren’t any new stories about Sherlock Holmes, think again! The great detective did go over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But Holmes’ body was never retrieved, and so it is no surprise when a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be the famous sleuth, have been committed to a remote asylum. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes. “A truly smashing play full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” –TalkinBroadway.com

Friday, June 9th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 11th at 3:00 PM

Thursday, June 15th at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 16th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 17th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 18th at 3:00 PM

Friday, June 23rd at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 24th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 PM

Holmes And Watson

June 9 – June 25, 2023

By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Elaine Wyler
June 9 – June 25, 2023

If you think there aren’t any new stories about Sherlock Holmes, think again! The great detective did go over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But Holmes’ body was never retrieved, and so it is no surprise when a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be the famous sleuth, have been committed to a remote asylum. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes. “A truly smashing play full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” –TalkinBroadway.com

Friday, June 9th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 11th at 3:00 PM

Thursday, June 15th at 7:30 PM
Friday, June 16th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 17th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 18th at 3:00 PM

Friday, June 23rd at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 24th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 PM

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

We Will Not Be Silent

March 10 – March 26, 2023

By David Meyers
March 10 – March 26, 2023

February 18th, 1943. 21-year-old Sophie Scholl is arrested for her involvement in the
White Rose, a non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany. David Meyers’ play
recreates the interrogation that tests all she believes. “There [is] nothing to do. Hitler
cannot be stopped,” Scholl’s interrogator states. “Only because Germany is made of
men like you,” she replies. We Will Not Be Silent is a stunning testimony of faith and a
historical account with new urgency for this moment.

Friday, March 10th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 11th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 12th at 6:30 PM

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

Friday, March 24th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, March 26th at 3:00 PM

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

 

The Jeweler’s Shop

October 28 – November 13, 2022

“The One we seek by chance has the face of the love which already entangles our existence. They are all in Him.” Andrew and Teresa’s encounter at a jeweler’s shop expands into a poetic and generational drama with entrancing atmosphere, meditating on the ways we look for God in one another. Written by Karol Wojtyla, who co-founded the cultural resistance movement Rhapsodic Theatre and later became Pope John Paul II, The Jeweler’s Shop is a play for anyone who seeks love – new, old and young.

Friday, October 28th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 PM

Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM
Friday, November 4th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 5th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 6th at 3:00 PM

Friday, November 11th at 7:30 PM
Saturday, November 12th at 4:00 PM
Sunday, November 13th at 3:00 PM

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