Peninsula Players' Summer Season Has Into the Woods with Fry and Adkins

News   Peninsula Players' Summer Season Has Into the Woods with Fry and Adkins Peninsula Players, the 67-year-old Wisconsin troupe that bills itself as the longest running resident summer theatre in the U.S., has announced a summer season of Simon and Sondheim.

The line-up began on June 22 with Neil Simon's memory play, Broadway Bound. After the show ends on July 4, the company will serve up a second helping of Simon with the seldom-seen Fools, a comedy which debuted on Broadway in 1980 and had a short life. The play is based on a Russian folk tale, and concerns "an idealistic schoolteacher named Leon, a beautiful but dim-witted girl, and an ancient curse on a town." The season's centerpiece is a production of Stephen Sondheim's rueful fairy tale musical Into the Woods. Heading the cast are a couple of stalwart Chicago performers. Kate Fry, recently seen in Gary Griffin's My Fair Lady at the McCarter Theatre, will play Cinderella. And Guy Adkins, a favorite with critics and the Court Theatre in Chicago, will be the Baker. McKinley Carter is the Baker's Wife, while Michael Gehrhardt and Sean Krill are the Princes. Christine Sherrill plays the witch.

The season also include Soufflé Surprise (July 28 - Aug. 15), the American premiere of a new comedy by Robin Hawdon, based on a play by George Feydeau; and Ira Levin's classic whodunnit, Deathtrap, (Sept. 8 - Oct. 17).

The Peninsula Players Theatre in an open air stage located on the Door County peninsula between the resort towns of Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. The folksy theatre, comprised of wooden beams, stones walls and canvas walls, sits only a hundred feet from the shore of Green Bay.

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