PHOTO CALL: The Butcher of Baraboo Opening Night

News   PHOTO CALL: The Butcher of Baraboo Opening Night The world premiere of Marisa Wegrzyn's The Butcher of Baraboo — starring Debra Jo Rupp and Ashlie Atkinson — opened June 11 as part of Second Stage Theatre's Uptown Festival.
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Directed by Judith Ivey, the work began previews May 24 at the McGinn/Cazale Theater for a run scheduled through June 30. Michael Countryman, Ali Marsh and Welker White also appear in the show, which centers on the title character, Valerie (Rupp), whose "husband has gone missing and everyone suspects she played a hand, especially her nosy sister-in-law (White) who just happens to be the town sheriff," according to Second Stage. "And her daughter, a drug-pushing pharmacist (Atkinson), might know more than she lets on."

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At left (from top): Debra Jo Rupp; Welker White and playwright Marisa Wegrzyn; Ashlie Atkinson; Frederick Weller and wife Ali Marsh; Michael Countryman.

photos by Aubrey Reuben