Mark your calendars for our winter play reading series, The Play’s the Thing! All play readings take place at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor at 7:00 p.m. and are free to the public.
Monday, February 6, 2017: POPULATION 485 by Michael Perry
Welcome to New Auburn, Wisconsin, where the local vigilante is a farmer’s wife armed with a pistol and a Bible, the most senior member of the volunteer fire department is a cross-eyed butcher with one kidney and two ex-wives (both of whom work at the only gas station in town), and the back roads are haunted by the ghosts of children and farmers. Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America.
Monday, March 6, 2017: SALVAGE by Joseph Zettelmaier
Jason Lorio runs a memorabilia shop in Detroit. His business is near-dead when Anna enters, hoping he’ll appraise a rare postcard. The two begin to form a friendship, and as Anna begins to open up about her past, it becomes clear she may hold the key to solving Jason’s financial woes. But when the truth about Anna begins to come out, Jason has to decide exactly what he can live with.
Monday, April 3, 2017: MISS HOLMES by Christopher M. Walsh
Miss Sherlock Holmes, possessor of one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, finds herself regularly incarcerated for behaviors deemed abnormal in a “respectable” lady. Miss Dorothy Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in England that will hire female doctors. These unconventional women, trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, must forge a bond of trust and work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. A thrilling murder mystery that re-introduces familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under a brand new light.