Prairie Theatre Productions

Spring 2015

A SPARROW FALLS by Richard Gustin is an ensemble piece incorporating the use of a chorus. The play explores through both humor and hard questions, who we are as social beings. A central focus is on one individual's experience of the Jewish Holocaust. Irreverent at times, turning normative thinking on its head, A SPARROW FALLS examines where we are, where we have come from and where we are headed.

Show Dates: March 11-15, 2015 (Wed-Sat at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2 pm)

Except where noted, UW-Fond du Lac Prairie Theater productions are directed by Professor Richard Gustin, Communication & Theatre Arts. For complete descriptions and to view photo galleries for past productions, please visit the pages, arranged by academic year, in the sub-menu.

Past Productions
Title Dates Description
Lobby Hero Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2014 A young security guard is drawn into a local murder investigation and loyalties are strained to the breaking point. 
A Midsummer Night's Dream April 9-13, 2014 One of William Shakespeare's most popular comedies portraying the adventures of four young star-crossed lovers and battling fairies, proving that falling in love can make fools of us all.
How the World Began Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2013 A Manhattan woman takes a job teaching in a rural Kansas town recently devastated by a tornado and becomes involved in a swirl of controversy when she makes a comment about the origins of life.
The Dream of the Burning Boy March 5-10, 2013 Since the sudden death of his favorite student, high-school teacher Larry Morrow has been falling asleep at his desk and dreaming.
The Dining Room Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2012 The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household.
Over The Tavern March 7-11, 2012  A coming of age story, Rudy, the youngest son in the Pazinski family turns his life and those of his family upside down.
My Soldiers Nov. 2-6, 2011 The play centers on a returning female veteran from the Iraq war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 
Sweet Storm March 9-13, 2011 The play takes place in Lithia Springs, Florida in 1960.
Almost, Maine Nov. 3-7, 2010 Couples at varying stages of their relationships are featured in this play and the angst of romantic relationships are revealed and explored.
Rabbit Hole March 10-14, 2010 A husband and wife have everything a family could want, until a tragic accident turns their world upside down and leaves them drifting apart.
The God Committee Nov. 4-8, 2009 When a healthy heart unexpectedly becomes available, St. Patrick Hospital’s transplant selection committee meets under extraordinary circumstances to debate who should receive it. 
Doubt March 11-15, 2009 A strong-willed Catholic nun and a charismatic priest clash when they see their responsibilities very differently.
Our Town Nov. 5-9, 2008 It is about the fictional community of Grover’s Corners and the everyday lives of people in a small town in the early 20th century.
The Roommate March 5-9, 2008 This play examines college life and your worst roommate nightmare coming true.
Proof Nov. 7-11, 2007 This Pulitzer Prize-winning play gives an intimate view of what it is like to care for an ailing parent.
Everyman Mar. 7-11, 2007 "Everyman" is probably the finest and best known of the morality plays of the Middle Ages. Perhaps you really can take it with you.
Brighton Beach Memoirs Nov. 8-12, 2006  Follow the escapades of a young teenage Jewish boy as he recalls the adventures of growing up in a nutty, crowded house with his parents, aunt, two cousins and a brother.
Last Train to Nibroc Mar. 9-12 and 16-19, 2006 Raleigh, a charming young flyer, is headed for a writing career in New York when he meets a feisty, attractive woman who derails his plans. 
A Laura Ingalls Wilder Christmas Nov. 3-6 and 10-13, 2005 Set in Burr Oak, Iowa, during the winter of 1876, Laura, Mary and Carrie help Ma and Pa Ingalls recover their strength from a recent loss.
Lumberjacks in Love Mar. 31- Apr. 3 and Apr. 7-9, 2005 What do you get when you combine a bunch of lonely lumberjacks, a master of disguise and a mail order bride? Timbers of FUN!
Antigone Nov. 10-14, 2004 Antigone, the hot-headed and stubborn daughter of Oedipus, must defy new ruler Creon to bury her brother, leader of the failed rebellion.
God's Favorite April 28 - May 2, 2004  Joe Benjamin's family is visited by a messenger from God who tells them that Joe will undergo a test. Join us for this rollicking retelling of a modern day Job.
"MASTER HAROLD"...and the boys Nov. 12-16, 2003 One of the most powerful dramas examining the issues of apartheid in South Africa. The play explores the relationship between a young, white South African boy and two black family employees.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Mar. 5-9, 2003 One of Shakespeare's most beloved tales. Star crossed lovers, moonlight, fairies and fun all combine for this delightful comedy.
Rash Acts Nov. 6-10, 2002 An anthology of unique comedies, nightmares and quirky character portraits.
Steel Magnolias Nov. 8-11, 2001 Six women come together in a small Louisiana town to share this hilarious and touching story of life, love and loss.
Working Nov. 9-12, 2000  Gala opening of the Prairie Theater. A musical exploration of working people from all walks of life.
The Dining Room Spring 1999 The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household.
Bus Stop Spring 1998  
A Little House Christmas Fall 1997  
Godspell Spring 1997