‘Salvage’ Entertains Crowd

Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of “Salvage” by Joseph Zettelmaier at Björklunden Monday, March 6 to an audience of more than 100. “Salvage” was produced as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre.

Participants and audience members enjoyed the evenings performance by Peninsula Players company members Matt Holzfiend (“The Tin Woman,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “And Then There Were None”) and Melanie Keller (“The Fox on the Fairway”). Keller originated the role of Sarah in “Salvage’s” world première at First Folio Theatre. The cast was under the direction of Peninsula Players Artistic Director Greg Vinkler.

“Salvage” is a new romantic-comedy-mystery-drama set in a collectible’s shop in contemporary Detroit featuring two quirky characters who become romantically entangled while working together to sell unique and valuable items. Zettelmaier is an award-winning, Michigan-based playwright and four-time nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Award for best new play.

“Salvage” was the second of three readings of The Play’s the Thing. Peninsula Players will host its final reading of “Miss Holmes” by Christopher M. Walsh on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Björklunden.

The Play’s the Thing is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, as well as generous grants from the Door County Community Foundation, Door County Medical Center, Friends of Door County Libraries and operating funds from Peninsula Players Theatre.

Peninsula Players Theatre is America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre. The Play’s the Thing is part of the Players’ winter outreach programming which presents professional play readings for the public. Individual, season and group tickets are now on sale for the 2017 season. Learn more about the Peninsula Players 2017 season at www.peninsulaplayers.com or phone (920) 868-3287.