Strollers Storage Sale

August 2-3, 2014

Strollers is moving! As part of our plans we are selling off an incredible collection of furniture, set dressing, flats, props, and costumes.

An Incredible collection of furniture, set dressing, flats, props, and costumes - one-of-a-kind vintage items from 50 years of Stroller’s productions!

Saturday August 3rd, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday August 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
6806 Seybold Rd. Madison, WI
(Behind Arby’s on Gammon Rd.)

On Golden Pond

September 19th thru October 11th, 2014

by Ernest Thompson , Directed by Christopher Younggren
- a Co-Production with Silver Stages

On Golden Pond focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son in law. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

The Baltimore Waltz

October 17th thru November 1st, 2014

by Paula Vogel, Directed by John Cooper
- a Co-Production with Turtle Shell Productions

A series of comic vignettes underlined by tragedy, this farce traces the European odyssey of sister and brother Anna and Carl, in search of hedonistic pleasure and a cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease) she contracted by using the bathrooms at the elementary school where she teaches

Show image © Nevit Dilmen found at Wikimedia commons.

The Lion in Winter

Decmber 5th thru December 20th, 2014

by James Goldman, Directed by Scott Albert Bennett

The Lion in Winter depicts the personal and political conflicts of King Henry II of England, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their children and their guests.Set during Christmas 1183 at Henry II of England's castle in Chinon, the story concerns the gamesmanship between Henry, Eleanor, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and their Christmas Court guest, the King of France, Philip II Augustus (French: Philippe Auguste), who was the son of Eleanor's ex-husband, Louis VII of France (by his third wife, Adelaide). Also involved is Philip's half-sister Alais, who has been at court since she was betrothed to Richard at age eight, but has since become Henry's mistress.

Twelfth Night

February 13th thru March 7th, 2015

by William Shakespeare, Directed by Greg Harris

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, or What You Will is a comedy about a cross-dressing, ship-wreck surviving, poetry-loving girl who finds herself at the center of a not-so-average love triangle.

Believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season, the play centers on the twins Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. The play focuses on the Countess Olivia falling in love with Viola (who is disguised as a boy), and Sebastian in turn falling in love with Olivia.

Death of a Salesman

April 24th thru May 26th, 2015

by Arthur Miller, Directed by Jeff Knupp

Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize winning play of 1949 is widely considered to a cornerstone of American letters. A caustic attack on the "American Dream" of materialism, Death of a Salesman is a three-act play (two acts and a "requiem"), centering on the main character, Willy Loman.

At age sixty-three, Willy has been a traveling salesman all his life. Despite his hard work and grueling schedule, the Lomans have always lived on the edge of poverty and Willy has always been an underling in his company. Yet Willy constantly tells himself and his family that the "big break" he deserves is just around the corner. He has raised his two sons, Biff and Happy, to also believe that somehow life has cheated them and insists that one day they will get their due. Linda, Willy's dutiful wife, lives under the thin veneer of denial that her husband has so long tried to keep from collapsing.

Willy finds that because of changing economic conditions the company has no further need for his services. Willy is devastated and is unable to understand how his employer could just cast him aside after so many years of faithful service. In Act 1, Willy states his work ethic clearly when he says that a man who makes his appearance in the business world is the man who gets ahead. Willy’s old boss has died, leaving his son the company. The new owner sees Willy as having outlived his usefulness to the company. Willy is terminated and soon discovers that he is unable to find other similar employment.