One of the masterpieces of American drama is given fresh life in a modern production that stresses the timelessness of the themes of life, love, death and the meaning of community. Through the stories of two families in a small town, an immersive theatrical experience allows the audience to share in the sorrows and joys of life as depicted by Madison native Thornton Wilder.

Under the direction of Roseann Sheridan, the cast features Niko Alegria, Emma Bahnson, Isaac Brieske, Patrick Collins, Nolan Elsbecker, Jamie Herb, Jessica Karinski, Michael Kelley, Margaret Nelson, Dave Pausch, Tucker Penney, Niharika Talwar, Cobi Tappa, Denzel Taylor, Madelaine Trewin, Paul Urbanski, and Zhiyun Zhao.



Performances will be held in the Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre,

Vilas Hall

821 University Avenue

Madison WI 53706

Ticket Prices:

$20 Adult

$18 Senior (62 +)

$10 Children (K-12)

$10 Group Sales (10 tickets or more)

$13 UW Students (ID)

To Order Tickets:

1. Call 608-265-2787

2. Online

(Convenience fees apply to all phone and online orders)

3. Walk up sales:

Vilas Hall Box Office

821 University Avenue

Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-1:30 PM


Memorial Union Box Office

800 Langdon Street

Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00 AM-7:00 PM, Saturdays 11:30 AM-2:30 PM, Closed Sundays

(no convenience fees for in-person orders)


For performances in Vilas Hall, the Vilas Hall Box Office opens 1 hour before show-time and remains open until 30 min past curtain.


Performance Calendar:


Thursday       October 12th                          @             7:30pm (Preview)          

Friday             October 13th                              @             7:30pm (Opening)

Saturday        October 14th                              @            7:30pm

Sunday          October 15th                              @            2:00pm (ASL Interpreted)

Thursday       October 19th                          @            7:30pm

Friday             October 20th                         @            7:30pm

Saturday        October 21st                          @            7:30pm

Sunday          October 22nd                             @            2:00pm (Post-show talkback)

Thursday       October 26th                          @            7:30pm

Friday             October 27th                         @            7:30pm

Saturday        October 28th                          @            7:30pm

Sunday          October 29th                              @            2:00pm

Past dates

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  • Starting Thursday, October 12th, 2017, repeated every week on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm


Scot Shepley