Acacia Theatre Company

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT!

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

 

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The House by the Stable

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

 

The Jeweler’s Shop

“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

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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

Last Train to Nibroc

Performing at the Norvell Commons of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church | 7845 N. River Rd. | Milwaukee, WI 53217

“We’re all changing. We’re all riding this country’s future like this train’s a’rolling along the track, just hoping we get somewhere and don’t run off the tracks somewhere along the way.” December 28, 1940. Raleigh, an officer on medical discharge, first meets May, an aspiring missionary, on a cross-country train, although they live only miles apart in Kentucky. In three scenes over three years, they laugh, relate, misunderstand, clash and observe what’s happening in the world and each other. Last Train to Nibroc is a timely love story that “weave[s] the epic and the incidental with the lightest and least obtrusive thread.” Ginia Bellafante, New York Times. Subscription and single tickets already purchased for An Inspector Calls can be applied to this production.

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Friday March 18 at 7:30p
Saturday March 19 at 4:00p
Sunday March 20 at 3:00p

Friday March 25 at 7:30p
Saturday March 26 at 4:00p
Sunday March 27 at 3:00p

Friday April 1 at 7:30p
Saturday April 2 at 4:00p
Sunday April 3 at 3:00p

Tuesdays with Morrie

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

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)