2018 – 2019 Village Playhouse Board Of Directors

President – Donna McMaster
Vice Preident – Derek Jacobs
President Elect – Clayton Mortl
Treasurer.- Elizabeth Havican
Secretary – Tom Zuehlke
Past President – Scott Sorensen

Members At Large
Jeanie Dean
Carolyn Miller-Baer
Sandra Hollander
Rosie Peterson
Margie Grosskreuz
Karolyn Wolkos
Beth Rae

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s general meeting. A full list of Encore Award winners will be posted later today.

Celebrating 40 years!

The Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa first opened its doors on August 3rd, 1978 with a production of Showboat.  Now, 40 years later, we will be opening Forty Carats on August 3rd, 2018.  Things may have changed a bit over the years (such as moving to West Allis and dropping the Wauwatosa from our name), but the spirit of this theater remains the same.   We are still, as we always have been, dedicated to producing top quality theatrical entertainment at an affordable price.

What better way to celebrate 40 years, than by getting back in touch with our friends who made our first season possible?  If you were involved in the Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa productions of Showboat (August 1978), Mary, Mary (November 1978), Night Watch (March 1979) or Cole Porter – It’s De-Lovely (April 1979), we would like to invite you to attend any play of our 40th Season, at no charge.   Email or call us to reserve your tickets.

Click here for more information about our first season!

Announcing the cast of Forty Carats

The Village Playhouse is excited to announce the cast of Forty Carats.

Sam Billeck Ann Stanley
Zach Sharrock Peter Latham
Scott Sorensen Billy Boylan
Jan Pogodzinski Maud Hayes
Olivia Liebe Trina Stanley
Joe Ferrie Eddy Edwards
Jackie Benka Mrs. Margolin/Mrs. Latham (8.3&8.4)
Maggie Sherwin Mrs. Adams
Mark McGuire Mr. Latham
Rita Bates Mrs. Latham (8.10-8.19)
Jacob Ortiz Patrick Graham

Forty Carats runs August 3rd – 19th.

Looking for Board Members for 2018-2019 40th Season

The Village Playhouse is accepting statements of interest regarding Board Membership for the 2018-2019 season.   If you are interested in running for a position, please complete the comment form on our volunteer page to declare your intent to run.  Voting will take place at our General Membership Meeting (July 14th, 2018).  All terms are 1 year (except President and President-Elect), running from August 2018 through July 2019.

Plays selected for the 33rd Annual Original One Act Festival

THE GARDENER by Nick Schweitzer
Directed by Tom Zuehlke
Samantha is content with her solidly upper-middle-class life with an attorney husband, two off children recently off to college, and a career as a social worker. However, on a day when one of her clients tried to kill herself, Samantha’s complacency is challenged when a lover from her past appears as a gardener who is still living a carefree life of adventure.
COFFEE SHOP by Mark Borchardt
Directed by Elizabeth Havican
An overworked businesswoman uses a coffee shop as an off-site office space. On an especially harries day she finds herself in the company of an obnoxious busybody- the last thing she needs to contend with as a deadline approaches.
THE LAST LOVE STORY by Mike Willis
Directed by Nathan Kenner
Oscar is a successful movie producer who invites Mitch, an academy award winning screenwriter, to his office to discuss Mitch’s latest screenplay. However, since it doesn’t contain, sex, violence, aliens or special effects- ” it just won’t sell”.
THE DOLLY AGENDA by Deanna Strasse
Directed by Scott Sorenson
Two girls playing with dolls have a rather adult agenda.
THE AMBITIOUS ONE by Deanna Strasse
Directed by Scott Sorenson
Katie is an ambitious writer who lets the big parts of success get in the way of the small parts of life and love, especially her girlfriend Vanessa.
VULPES VULPES by Deanna Strasse
Directed by Scott Sorenson

George sits down to write but writers block complicates things. A cleaver fox named Samantha continues to complicate things.

NOTE: THE DOLLY AGENDA, THE AMBITIOUS ONE and VULPES VULPES will be presented as a trilogy.