CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES
Book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke
Music and lyrics by Drew Jansen
Directed by Donna Thompson
Don’t miss UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield’s performance of the ever-popular “Church Basement Ladies.” Directed by Donna Thompson, this production is a celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, featuring four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and the problems of a rural Minnesota church. From the elderly matriarch of the kitchen to the young bride-to-be learning the proper order of things, the book and music give us a touching, funny look at their lives as we see them handle a record breaking Christmas dinner, the funeral of a dear friend, a Hawaiian Easter Fundraiser, and a steaming hot July wedding. They stave off potential disasters, share and debate recipes, instruct the young, and keep the Pastor on due course while thoroughly enjoying, (and tolerating) each other. Funny and down to earth, audiences will recognize these ladies as they begin to see the Church year unfold from below the House of God. This is most certainly true!
Feb. 7 - 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
Join us for a Church Basement Style dinner prior to SATURDAY’S evening performance! (Must purchase dinner ticket in advance at tickets.uwsp.edu)
Dinner & Show Tickets: $35 (Price includes meals and gratuity)
Dinner: Sat., Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commons
Menu: Ham, meatballs, cheesy potatoes, pickles, Jell-O, grape salad, buttered buns, coffee, punch and bars for dessert.