The Play’s The Thing

Mark your calendars for our winter play reading series, The Play’s the Thing!  These free events take place at 7:00 p.m. at Björklunden's Vail Hall (7590 Boynton Ln, Baileys Harbor) with seating on a first come, first served basis.

February 5, 2024 - The Nature Plays by Patrick Gabridge.  The playwright crafted several short plays to coincide with a walk-through of Boston’s Mount Auburn Cemetery, a designated National Historic Landmark and arboretum.  America’s first garden cemetery features winding paths, picturesque landscapes with various horticultural features, ponds, trees, shrubs, flowers, and art sculptures.  “The Nature Plays” is presented in coordination with Door County Read’s exploration of “Braiding Sweetgrass For Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants” ​by Robin Wall Kimmerer, adapted by Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by Nicole Neidhardt.

March 4, 2024 - 4000 Days by Peter Quilter.  Michael has been in a coma for three weeks, watched over by his mother and his partner.  The two are united in their grief and strong dislike of one another.  But they both have to deal with the unexpected when Michael wakes.

April 1, 2024 - Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton.  May and Raleigh meet in 1940 on an eastbound train and discover they are both from Kentucky.  This funny and touching boy-meets-girl period romance follows the couple over time as they search for happiness and what their hearts truly desire.

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