Acacia Theatre Company

Tuesdays with Morrie

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

This show will resume in March of 2022. Read our reopening plan.

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

Sense and Sensibility

This show will open in July of 2022. Read our reopening plan.

Performing at the 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?

Sanders Family Christmas

This sequel to the much-loved bluegrass gospel musical Smoke on the Mountain follows the Sanders family as they return to Mount Pleasant, NC for Christmas in 1941. With seasonal music, plenty of fun, a bit of drama and most of the cast from Acacia’s recent production of Smoke, bring your whole family to join the Sanders in a celebration of faith.

Tickets: $10-18, available online or at the box office.

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The Potting Shed

“An intellectual detective story” (NY Daily News), The Potting Shed centers on James Callifer, estranged from family, who approaches his father’s deathbed only to be denied access by his mother. Indeed, everyone seems to resent James, for an occurrence in the potting shed when he was 14, of which he has no memory. James’ yearning for “a small drop of faith” will lead him on an investigation for answers, culminating in a thrilling discovery.

Tickets: $10-18, available online or at the box office.

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The Endurance of Light

“Nothing, not even the tiniest particle, disappears without a trace,” Hildegard von Bingen declares to Sophie, a scientist and wife grappling with multiple miscarriages. Refusing to leave the house, Sophie reads constantly and imagines lively conversations with Bingen, Albert Einstein and Earnest Shackleton, who speak a hope that she struggles to hear. A selection of Renaissance Theaterworks’ 2017 BR!NK New Play Festival, The Endurance of Light is a real and whimsical story about faith in all its void and form.


Tickets: $10-18, available online or at the box office.

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Ian Dennis

The Servant of Two Masters

Gabriel Paul and Mary Ellen Atwood


Ian Dennis and Gabriel Paul

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

“Marley was dead, to begin with…” – and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. Desperate, Marley accepts his 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.