Announcing the cast of The Lilies of The Field

The Village Playhouse is proud to announce the cast of The Lilies of The Field.

Homer SmithRandy Tranowski
Mother Maria MartheMary Ferwerda
Sister AlbertineAmy Wickland
Sister Gertrude Joanna Langworthy
Sister Elizabeth Bailey Haag
Sister Agnes Vivian Moller
Father GomezManuel Lupian
JoseEvan Prier
Orville Livingston Scott Sorensen

This production is directed by Deanna Strasse.

The Lilies of The Field runs December 6 – 22.  Tickets are on sale now. 

The Critics are Raving about The Clean House

The reviews are in — The Clean House is a hit!

” Director Scott Sorensen has assembled a cast who weaves through that predicament with great humor, loss, and quirkiness.  ”

Wisconsin Theater Spotlight

”  the players come as they are, betraying and remolding stereotypical imagery this play runs the danger of eliciting, giving the characters a new lease on life. “

Local Trolley

“The Village Playhouse steps up their game with this piece, presenting what may be their strongest work yet “

The Drama Den

“Kathy Fitzgerald-Landry anchors the play as Virginia, the true obsessive “cleaner,” who is the glue to this increasingly wacky situation throughout this production.  “

Shepherd Express

Get your tickets while you still can, only 5 performances left!

Auditions for The Lilies of The Field

Auditions for The Lilies of The Field will be held October 14 & 15, 2019 and will consist of reading from the script.  Please sign up for a time slot via the link below.   We are looking for 4 men and 5 women.   The production will be directed by Deanna Strasse. 



Homer Smith: Male, American, 20’s-30’s, of any race, disciplined and steadfast but seeks freedom and adventure.

Mother Maria Marthe: Female, German 40’s or older, a dedicated yet stern woman of faith. Speaks some English

Jose: Male, 30’s-50’s, Spanish, a local man who runs a diner with his family. Friendly and helps Homer learn about teamwork and family.

Father Gomez: Male, 30’s-50’s, Spanish, acts as a kind of narrator and spiritual guide for Homer.

Orville Livingston: Male, American, 40’s or older, a business man who has helped the nuns in the past and gives Homer a part time job, friendly enough but still trying to run a business

Sister Albertine: Female, teens to 30’s, German, learning English

Sister Elizabeth: Female, teens to 30, German, learning English

Sister Gertrude: Female, teens to 30, German, learning English

Sister Agnes: Female, teens to 30, German, learning English

Ticket Prices for 2019-2020 Season

Due to rising production costs, the Village Playhouse is raising its ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season.

New pricing:

  • Adults – $19
  • Students/Seniors – $17
  • Flex Tickets $95 (6 tickets for the price of 5)
  • Groups of 10 or more – $15 each (when purchased together in advance)

Members will still receive half off on opening night tickets.

New ticket prices are in effect for all tickets purchased for the upcoming season, starting with The Clean House. Flex tickets will be available at the current price of $85 through the month of August.

Email with any questions on the new ticket pricing.

Enhanced Staged Reading — A guide

So you’ve seen the posts about the Village Playhouse’s upcoming production of Tartuffe and are a little confused — What do they mean by “Enhanced Staged Reading”?

You’re not alone in that confusion. So here’s a helpful guide on what to expect:

  • Expect full 17th century costumes, designed by (the award winning!) Nikki Maritch
  • Expect a full set, designed by Derek Jacobs
  • Expect movement and blocking, designed by director Donna McMaster
  • Expect full stage lights, designed by Elizabeth M. Havican
  • Expect actors who are in character and engaged throughout the production.

In short, by enhanced staged reading we mean a play that is fully produced (set, lights, costumes, blocking, etc.), but where the actors are using scripts.

By having the actors use scripts, we were able to give many actors the opportunity to play roles that they would not have felt comfortable with if they had to memorize. With script in hand each actor is able to dig deep into their character and pull out all the nuances that will lead to better audience understanding of the show.

We are proud of the work that everyone has put into this production and are excited to share it with the community. It’s a timeless story of blind belief and betrayal of that trust.

As Donna McMaster, the director of this production says “Most people can relate to this play. We all know of individuals who have pretended to be something other than what they truly are in order to get something they want, to impress someone, or to simply fit in. Who hasn’t been scammed, lied to, or used in some way for someone else’s gain and then lost so much because of the scam? Moliere explores all of this.”

Tickets available now through Brown Paper Tickets.