Acacia Theatre Company

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

Thursday July 28 at 7:30p
Friday July 29 at 7:30p
Saturday July 30 at 4:00p
Sunday July 31 at 3:00p

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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Job

Ian Dennis

The Servant of Two Masters

Gabriel Paul and Mary Ellen Atwood

Thesis

Ian Dennis and Gabriel Paul