Encore’s 2012-2013 Season!
August 09, 2012
Encore Studio Announces its 13th Season
(MADISON, Wis.)—, Executive Director KelsyAnne Schoenhaar announced today that Encore Studio for the Performing Arts begins its 13th season.
All performances to be held at the Mary Dupont Wahlers Theatre.
The season will be comprised of three full-length productions;
Acts to Grind V, Going to Temple, and Real Life.
Acts to Grind V (October 5th-October 20th)
Join us as we start Encore’s 13th season with 3 weekends of an annual favorite! Acts to Grind V, a series of original short plays, opens on October 5th. Comedy, music and drama presented as only Encore can!
Going to Temple (January 25th-February 9th)
In an all new full-scale play with multi-media, “Rainman” meets “Thelma and Louise” as a woman with autism and her best friend travel across the country in search of Temple Grandin.
Real Life (April 12th-April 27th) (Originally produced in 2004)
Many people with autism are considered to live in a world all their own. But is it any less real than the culture we inhabit? Real Life offers a window into a fascinating world encompassing a dichotomy of intellectual genius and severe social awkwardness. Focusing on high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, Real Life follows the lives of four individuals with this disability. How they live, how they survive, how they flourish, and the fascinating drama that is their real life. An original, full-scale play with music.
“... the year’s most beautiful show.”
“... one of the most moving theatrical productions I’ve seen in some time”
“...fabulously original and effective.”
- Kenneth Burns, Isthmus
“...engaging and authentic” “... a near perfect marriage of script and talent”
- Jan Neudeck, Madison
All three productions will be directed by Executive Director Schoenhaar, Program Director Jessica Jane Witham and artistic associates Jon
Meister, Simone LaPierre and Heather Renken