Archive Press Releases


2017 Season Announcement

Peninsula Players Announce 82nd Season
June 13 through Oct. 15, 2017

Includes a World première comedy-drama, a swashbuckling adventure, a romantic musical, a fast-paced murderous comedy and a charming off-beat comedy.

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest … Learn more


Alabama Story Opens August 17, 2016

A Librarian, a Senator and a Children’s Book

Alabama Story Opens August 17
at Peninsula Players

Fish Creek, WI. – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County’s theatrical icon, continues its 81st season August 17 … Learn more


The Full Monty Opens July 27, 2016

Drop Everything – The Up-Beat Musical Comedy THE FULL MONTY Opens
at Peninsula Players July 27

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County’s professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season July … Learn more


Agatha Christie’s THE HOLLOW Opens July 6

Fish Creek, WI. – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County’s theatrical icon, continues its 81st season July 7 through 24 when it presents Agatha Christie’s intriguing whodunit, “The Hollow.” A weekend in the English … Learn more


Animal Therapy Pre-Show Seminar

Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Christian O’Reilly’s late-in-life romance, “Chapatti,” will host Debbie Barnes, Door County Humane Society Assistant Animal Care Coordinator, and her dog Timber on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets to the … Learn more


Peninsula Players Announces Company Members for 81st Season

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County’s theatrical icon, announces company members for its 81st season, running June 14 through October 16, 2016. The mix of plays include a late-in-life romance, … Learn more


Peninsula Players Awarded Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through the WAB’s Creation & Presentation program.  Funds of the grant will support the Peninsula Players continued development and presentation of outstanding … Learn more


The Play’s The Thing

 

Fish Creek, WI.  –  Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of “The Who & The What” by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, at Björklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor at 7p.m., Monday, February 1.  This play … Learn more


Peninsula Players Named Theatre of the Year

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, is delighted to announce that theater fans of BroadwayWorld.com (Milwaukee region) voted Peninsula Players as Theatre of the Year and its productions … Learn more


Peninsula Players Announces 2016 Season

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 81st season performing June 14 through October 16, 2016. Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin’s scenic shore, the … Learn more


Peninsula Players Honors Peter Trenchard

Peninsula Players Honors Peter Trenchard as Honorary Board Member for Life

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – The Board of Directors of Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Trenchard as Honorary … Learn more


Nunsense Opens

Nunsense Opens Fall Season

at Peninsula Players Sept. 9 – Oct. 18

Cast includes recording artists and a Rockette! 

Ashley Lanyon, Christine Mild, Liz Pazik, Cassie Slater and Stephanie Wahl.  

Fish Creek, Wisconsin –   Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional … Learn more


Outside Mullingar Opens

 Outside Mullingar Takes the Stage at Peninsula Players

Tony, Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author John Patrick Shanley

pays homage to his Irish Heritage

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical … Learn more


Trip Advisor Award

 Peninsula Players Theatre

Awarded TripAdvisor’s 2015 Certificate of Excellence

Fish Creek, Wisconsin –   Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater, is celebrating its 80th season along Door County’s scenic shores.   Since 1935 the professional troupe has been … Learn more


Pre-Show Seminar – Opera Sopranos

Opera Sopranos Host Pre-Show Seminar

At Peninsula Players Theatre

Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Ken Ludwig’s hilarious comedy “Lend Me A Tenor,” will host Peninsula Music Festival Sopranos Kathy Pyeatt and Danielle BuonaiutoLearn more


Lend Me A Tenor Opens

Ken Ludwig’s Hilarious Lend Me A Tenor

Up Next at Peninsula Players July 29 – Aug. 16

Fish Creek, Wisconsin –   Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, continues its 80th season … Learn more


Pre Show Seminar – Dr. Christopher Chan

Hitchcock Pre-Show Seminar

Features Mystery Scholar Christopher Chan

Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of with Frederick Knott’s classic thriller “Dial M for Murder,” will host mystery scholar Dr. Christopher Chan, Wednesday, July 22 at … Learn more


Dial M for Murder Opens

Dial M for Murder

Thrills at Peninsula Players July 8 – 26

Fish Creek, Wisconsin –   Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when … Learn more


Pre-Show Seminar – Representative Joel Kitchens

 “A Real Lulu” Pre-Show Seminar Topic:

 Representative Joel Kitchens

 Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Paul Slade Smith’s world première comedy, “A Real Lulu,” will host speaker State Representative Joel Kitchens Tuesday, June … Learn more


Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

 Wisconsin Arts Board Awards

 Peninsula Players Grant

 Fish Creek, WI.  –  Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through the WAB’s Creation & Presentation program.  Funds of the grant … Learn more


2015 Interns

 This release was written by Maggie Ward, who is participating as an administrative intern in the Peninsula Players internship program of 2015.

Peninsula Players Internship Program

Gaining Professional Experience and Making Lifelong Connections

Fish Creek, WI ­– Peninsula Players Theatre … Learn more


A Real Lulu

World Première of A Real Lulu opens Peninsula Players 80th Season

Fish Creek, Wisconsin –   Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, opens its 80th season June 16 with the World … Learn more


2015 Cast Announced!

Peninsula Players Announces Company Members for 80th Season

Fish Creek, Wisconsin –   Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County’s theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October … Learn more


Spring Clean 2015

Peninsula Players Hosts Spring Clean Day May 9

Fish Creek, Wis. –Peninsula Players will host its annual Spring Clean Day, Saturday, May 9, beginning at 9 a.m.   This annual event kickoffs the re-opening of the theater’s campus and volunteers are … Learn more


The Plays the Thing

 

Two One-Act Plays Featured at Peninsula Players’ Reading

at Björklunden 7p.m. Monday, April 6

Fish Creek, WI.  –  Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of two one-act plays, “I Shall Love You Forever” by Kathleen Thompson and “Waiting for … Learn more


 Pre-Show Seminars Slated  for “The Tin Woman”

 Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Sean Grennan’s heartfelt comedy  “The Tin Woman,” will host speakers from The Second Chance for Life Foundation Thursday, June 26 … Learn more


2014 Season Announced

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, announces its 79th season, running June 17 through October 19, 2014. Nestled along Door County Wisconsin’s scenic shore, the Peninsula Players has … Learn more


2013 Season Announced

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, announces cast members for its 78th season, running June 11 through October 20.  The mix of plays includes a gritty cowboy … Learn more


78th Season Announced

Peninsula Players Announces 78th Season

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, announces its 78th season, running June 11 through October 20, 2013.

Peninsula Players will open … Learn more


Pulizter Prize

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce that “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar and directed by Peninsula Player director Kimberly Senior has been named winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  The prize is awarded to … Learn more


Peninsula Players Play Reading Series Concludes

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butler

From left are Sean Parris, Jurgen Hooper and Greg Vinkler in the Peninsula Players staged reading of “Butler” by Richard Strand at Björklunden Monday, April 8. An enthusiastic crowd heard the new work that explores and humanizes the genesis of

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2014

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kevin mckillip

Peninsula Players company member Kevin McKillip performs the role of Sherlock Holmes to an audience of more than 125 at Björklunden Monday, Feb. 4. Holmes has been played by many actors, including Basil Rathbone, father-in-law of Players’ founder Caroline Fisher

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Cyndy Stiehl

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CYNDY STIEHL SUPPORTS

PENINSULA PLAYERS BUILDING CAMPAIGN AND ENCOURAGES EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

August 31, 2005.  Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  Cyndy Stiehl, a long time visitor to and current resident of Door County, Wisconsin, has shown support for Peninsula Players’ building and … Learn more


Ruth and Hartley Barker

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barkerRUTH AND HARTLEY BARKER SUPPORT

PENINSULA PLAYERS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

July 26, 2005.  Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  Ruth and Hartley Barker, summer residents of Door County, Wisconsin, have shown support for Peninsula Players’ building and renovation plans with a significant gift to … Learn more


100% Commitment

PENINSULA PLAYERS CAPITAL CAMPAIGN HAS 100% COMMITMENT FROM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

July 19, 2005.  Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  All 13 members of the Board of Directors have personally and financially committed to Peninsula Players’ “Protecting the Past, Insuring the Future” capital … Learn more


Million Dollar Challenge Met

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MillionDollarCheckPENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE MEETS $2 MILLION CHALLENGE AND RECEIVES GIFT FROM ELLSWORTH AND CARLA PETERSON FOUNDATION

July 3, 2005.  Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  A $1 million challenge gift from the Ellsworth and Carla Peterson Foundation was presented to Peninsula Players Theatre … Learn more


Chairmen of Capital Campaign

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HARVEY KORMAN AND BOB THOMPSON

SERVE AS HONORARY CHAIRMEN OF CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

June 26, 2005.  Fish Creek, Wisconsin.   Harvey Korman and Bob Thompson have agreed to serve as honorary chairmen of Peninsula Players’ capital campaign, “Protecting the Past, Insuring the … Learn more


Capital Campaign

PENINSULA PLAYERS ANNOUNCE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN AND PETERSON CHALLENGE GIFT

June 22, 2005. Fish Creek, Wisconsin. A $6.2 million capital campaign to restore and preserve a Door County tradition was announced last night at Peninsula Players Theatre by Willard A. Hartman, … Learn more