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Willy Loman is slowly disappearing. The foundation of his family built on a quicksand of high hopes and shattered dreams. But there is real beauty in their striving. Love is the soul of both this family and this play, one of the greatest in American theater, presented with honesty by a cast devoted to finding all its secret places. Don’t miss your chance to witness it beneath our comforting shelter of stars. Because in the end, we are all salesmen of a sort. And this is our story.Opens June 18
Death of a Salesman
Willy Loman is slowly disappearing. The foundation of his family built on a quicksand of high hopes and shattered dreams. But there is real beauty in their striving. Love is the soul of both this family and this play, one of the greatest in American theater, presented with honesty by a cast devoted to finding all its secret places. Don’t miss your chance to witness it beneath our comforting shelter of stars. Because in the end, we are all salesmen of a sort. And this is our story.
Opens June 18
6/28/2016 To 9/16/2016
Our partners at Hubbard Avenue Diner are ready to make your picnic. Choices include salads, sandwiches, pies and full picnic meals. Picnics are delivered fresh daily, chilled and waiting for pick up at our picnic area concessions stand.June 3 – October 2 | picnics must be ordered by 4 pm the day before the show.Click here for more information about the picnic options.Please note: Picnics are available two hours before a performance or following a matinee. Please select your picnic to match the date you are attending. The times listed correspond to the earliest performance of the day.
Hubbard Avenue Diner Picnics
Our partners at Hubbard Avenue Diner are ready to make your picnic. Choices include salads, sandwiches, pies and full picnic meals. Picnics are delivered fresh daily, chilled and waiting for pick up at our picnic area concessions stand.

June 3 – October 2 | picnics must be ordered by 4 pm the day before the show.

Click here for more information about the picnic options.

Please note: Picnics are available two hours before a performance or following a matinee. Please select your picnic to match the date you are attending. The times listed correspond to the earliest performance of the day.
6/29/2016 To 10/2/2016
When Wilde sets his sights on scandal, you know you’re in for a party – one with enough piercing wit and frothy banter to tie you in stitches. Indeed, when the subject du jour is political posturing among the London elite, the frivolous folks may just have the most sense, while their more appearance-conscious peers become ever more ridiculous. An effervescent comedy with a hint of bitters, a cocktail our players know just how to mix. Opens June 25.
An Ideal Husband
When Wilde sets his sights on scandal, you know you’re in for a party – one with enough piercing wit and frothy banter to tie you in stitches. Indeed, when the subject du jour is political posturing among the London elite, the frivolous folks may just have the most sense, while their more appearance-conscious peers become ever more ridiculous. An effervescent comedy with a hint of bitters, a cocktail our players know just how to mix.
Opens June 25.
6/29/2016 To 9/24/2016
You may have heard of mythical musician Orpheus and his dramatic attempt at post-mortem wife-saving. But you haven’t heard it like this. In this lyrical retelling of the Greek masterpiece, his wife Eurydice gets a say at long last. Her newly discovered voice painting a portrait of human nature in all its elated, perilous splendor. A story about abiding love and abundant curiosity, told in the language of stones. Opens June 25.
Eurydice
You may have heard of mythical musician Orpheus and his dramatic attempt at post-mortem wife-saving. But you haven’t heard it like this. In this lyrical retelling of the Greek masterpiece, his wife Eurydice gets a say at long last. Her newly discovered voice painting a portrait of human nature in all its elated, perilous splendor. A story about abiding love and abundant curiosity, told in the language of stones.
Opens June 25.
6/29/2016 To 10/8/2016
It’s amazing the hilarious havoc two sets of twins can unleash on an unsuspecting town. And unleash it they do, but with the very best of intentions. To find an end to endless journeys. To finally be a family. Shakespeare never could pass up an opportunity to capitalize on mistaken identity, and he never accomplished it with more humor or heart. He’s a master at making us laugh at the big stuff: Love. Loss. Forgiveness. Looking in a mirror and realizing it’s a window. Our perception can take some ridiculous turns when provoked; different turns every time. See where yours takes you. Opens June 11.
The Comedy of Errors
It’s amazing the hilarious havoc two sets of twins can unleash on an unsuspecting town. And unleash it they do, but with the very best of intentions. To find an end to endless journeys. To finally be a family. Shakespeare never could pass up an opportunity to capitalize on mistaken identity, and he never accomplished it with more humor or heart. He’s a master at making us laugh at the big stuff: Love. Loss. Forgiveness. Looking in a mirror and realizing it’s a window. Our perception can take some ridiculous turns when provoked; different turns every time. See where yours takes you.
Opens June 11.
6/30/2016 To 10/2/2016
What do the words of a dead White poet mean to a group of Black actors? Everything, actually. After all, these are artists forced to spend their days disguised as maids and waiters. Hiding their gifts along with their feelings, until the sun sets and the time comes to discover themselves in Shakespeare’s poetry. His writing demanding that everyone find their own way through his words, haters be damned. A backstage story like no other – funny, furious and uniquely American. Opens June 11.
The African Company Presents Richard III
What do the words of a dead White poet mean to a group of Black actors? Everything, actually. After all, these are artists forced to spend their days disguised as maids and waiters. Hiding their gifts along with their feelings, until the sun sets and the time comes to discover themselves in Shakespeare’s poetry. His writing demanding that everyone find their own way through his words, haters be damned. A backstage story like no other – funny, furious and uniquely American. Opens June 11.
6/30/2016 To 9/14/2016
Join us in the star-shaped tent in the picnic area for discourse and discussion on each of the regular-season plays.$5.00Saturdays at 1:00pm:July 9: EurydiceJuly 23: Death of a SalesmanJuly 30: An Ideal HusbandAugust 13: EndgameAugust 20: EurydiceAugust 27: The Comedy of ErrorsSeptember 3: King LearSunday at 11:30am:August 14: Death of a SalesmanSundays at 4:00pm:August 21: The African Company Presents Richard IIIAugust 28: ArcadiaClick here for more information about each speaker and topic.
Play Talks
Join us in the star-shaped tent in the picnic area for discourse and discussion on each of the regular-season plays.

$5.00

Saturdays at 1:00pm:
July 9: Eurydice
July 23: Death of a Salesman
July 30: An Ideal Husband
August 13: Endgame
August 20: Eurydice
August 27: The Comedy of Errors
September 3: King Lear

Sunday at 11:30am:
August 14: Death of a Salesman

Sundays at 4:00pm:
August 21: The African Company Presents Richard III
August 28: Arcadia

Click here for more information about each speaker and topic.

7/9/2016 To 9/3/2016
Kick back and let Badger Coaches do the driving with bus service from Madison on select Sundays. The bus leaves at 3:15 pm from Capitol Lakes in downtown Madison and at 3:45 pm from St. Bernard’s in Middleton. Get to APT in time for a quick picnic or to browse the gift shops before the show. $16 per bus ticket. June 19: The Comedy of ErrorsJuly 10: Death of a Salesman (Pickup at Capitol Lakes in downtown Madison only)July 17: An Ideal HusbandAugust 14: ArcadiaAugust 21: King LearPlease note: Due to varying show lengths the Bus from Madison should only be paired with Hill performances.
Ride the Bus to APT
Kick back and let Badger Coaches do the driving with bus service from Madison on select Sundays. The bus leaves at 3:15 pm from Capitol Lakes in downtown Madison and at 3:45 pm from St. Bernard’s in Middleton. Get to APT in time for a quick picnic or to browse the gift shops before the show. $16 per bus ticket.

June 19: The Comedy of Errors
July 10: Death of a Salesman (Pickup at Capitol Lakes in downtown Madison only)
July 17: An Ideal Husband
August 14: Arcadia
August 21: King Lear

Please note: Due to varying show lengths the Bus from Madison should only be paired with Hill performances.
7/10/2016 To 8/21/2016
Our neighbors at Enos Farms make really, really good tacos, using impeccably sourced ingredients of the highest quality. And now, they’re at APT on select nights. Treat yourself to three hearty tacos made to order with your choice of pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef, or spiced walnuts. Rounded out with seasonal greens and dessert.June 23, July 14, 21, August 18 | 5:30 pm | $16
Tacos! By Enos Farms
Our neighbors at Enos Farms make really, really good tacos, using impeccably sourced ingredients of the highest quality. And now, they’re at APT on select nights. Treat yourself to three hearty tacos made to order with your choice of pasture-raised pork, grass-fed beef, or spiced walnuts. Rounded out with seasonal greens and dessert.

June 23, July 14, 21, August 18 | 5:30 pm | $16
7/14/2016 To 8/18/2016
This comprehensive 2-hour walking tour explores the show-making process from beginning to end, with stops in the costume shop, rehearsal hall, a peek backstage and more.Saturdays July 16, 23, 30 August 20, 27, September 311:00 am | $12.50Click here for more information about the Stair-Free Inside Out Tour on August 20 or August 27
Inside Out Walking Tour
This comprehensive 2-hour walking tour explores the show-making process from beginning to end, with stops in the costume shop, rehearsal hall, a peek backstage and more.

Saturdays July 16, 23, 30 August 20, 27, September 3
11:00 am | $12.50

Click here for more information about the Stair-Free Inside Out Tour on August 20 or August 27
7/16/2016 To 9/3/2016
Delicious chicken, ribs and sides. Nothing like a delectable barbecue picnic to complement your APT day.June 19, July 17, August 14, September 4 | 4 pm | $16
Fat Jacks Barbecue
Delicious chicken, ribs and sides. Nothing like a delectable barbecue picnic to complement your APT day.

June 19, July 17, August 14, September 4 | 4 pm | $16
7/17/2016 To 9/4/2016
From the man who gifted us "Travesties" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," we giddily present you with what may be his masterwork. This dazzling, time-bending tragicomedy stirs up a story about math and heat and art and chaos. Taken in sum, these elements add up to just one thing: Love. Yes, even the math part. Because love is universal. And through these brilliant, flawed characters we can learn from it. Laugh at it. Maybe even figure out how not to screw it up. At least for the time at hand. Opens August 6.
Arcadia
From the man who gifted us "Travesties" and "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," we giddily present you with what may be his masterwork. This dazzling, time-bending tragicomedy stirs up a story about math and heat and art and chaos. Taken in sum, these elements add up to just one thing: Love. Yes, even the math part. Because love is universal. And through these brilliant, flawed characters we can learn from it. Laugh at it. Maybe even figure out how not to screw it up. At least for the time at hand.
Opens August 6.
7/29/2016 To 10/1/2016
Almost 200 people work together to put an APT play on stage. Go behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the different roles they play.$5.00Sunday, July 30, 1:00 pm The Nature of APTSunday, August 7, 1:00 pm The Magic of Scene PaintingSaturday, August 27, 6:00 pm Behind the Scenes On the Hill
The Backstage Series
Almost 200 people work together to put an APT play on stage. Go behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the different roles they play.

$5.00

Sunday, July 30, 1:00 pm The Nature of APT
Sunday, August 7, 1:00 pm The Magic of Scene Painting
Saturday, August 27, 6:00 pm Behind the Scenes On the Hill


7/30/2016 To 8/27/2016
In the parent/child relationship, button pushing is an inborn trait. A king and his daughters are no more immune to this flaw in human nature than, say, a salesman and his sons (see "Death of a Salesman"). But when a tantrum reaches royal proportions, no one escapes the fallout. And the irony? It’s love that opened the gate to this tragedy – perhaps the greatest tragedy of all time. We watch, mesmerized, as the tie that binds this family draws taut and begins snapping, thread by thread, while the world dangles beneath. It’s been some time since this particular king has howled at our moon. See it this summer with open eyes and open hearts. Opens August 13.
King Lear
In the parent/child relationship, button pushing is an inborn trait. A king and his daughters are no more immune to this flaw in human nature than, say, a salesman and his sons (see "Death of a Salesman"). But when a tantrum reaches royal proportions, no one escapes the fallout. And the irony? It’s love that opened the gate to this tragedy – perhaps the greatest tragedy of all time. We watch, mesmerized, as the tie that binds this family draws taut and begins snapping, thread by thread, while the world dangles beneath. It’s been some time since this particular king has howled at our moon. See it this summer with open eyes and open hearts.
Opens August 13.
8/5/2016 To 9/30/2016
In a house on the cusp of world’s end, a mix-and-match familybides its time. The sparseness of their lives illuminating theirimperfect humanity, their complex and beautiful brokenness.But love spikes every word – sharp enough at times to drawblood – as they wheedle and spar. Try to remember and try toforget. They hurt each other, help each other and above all, needeach other. Because they know: There is no win in this game.There’s only how we play. Opens August 13.
Endgame
In a house on the cusp of world’s end, a mix-and-match family
bides its time. The sparseness of their lives illuminating their
imperfect humanity, their complex and beautiful brokenness.
But love spikes every word – sharp enough at times to draw
blood – as they wheedle and spar. Try to remember and try to
forget. They hurt each other, help each other and above all, need
each other. Because they know: There is no win in this game.
There’s only how we play.
Opens August 13.
8/6/2016 To 10/16/2016
This abbreviated 1.5-hour, stair-free tour explores the show-making process from beginning to end, with stops in the costume shop, rehearsal hall, a peek backstage and more.Saturdays August 20 and 2711:30 am | $12.50Click here for more information about the Inside Out Walking Tour
Inside Out Stair-Free Tour
This abbreviated 1.5-hour, stair-free tour explores the show-making process from beginning to end, with stops in the costume shop, rehearsal hall, a peek backstage and more.

Saturdays August 20 and 27
11:30 am | $12.50

Click here for more information about the Inside Out Walking Tour
8/20/2016 To 8/27/2016
A special series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy.$5.00Sunday, September 4: Who: The Life and Times of ShakespeareSaturday, September 10: How: Producing Shakespeare in the21st CenturySaturday, September 17: Why: What Makes a Classic?
Who | How | Why Shakespeare
A special series to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy.

$5.00

Sunday, September 4: Who: The Life and Times of Shakespeare
Saturday, September 10: How: Producing Shakespeare in the
21st Century
Saturday, September 17: Why: What Makes a Classic?
9/4/2016 To 9/17/2016
Warm up with chili (and everything that goes with it) from our friends at the Spring Green General Store, and celebrate the closing of another APT season.October 2 | 4 pm | $12
Hot Chili Finale
Warm up with chili (and everything that goes with it) from our friends at the Spring Green General Store, and celebrate the closing of another APT season.

October 2 | 4 pm | $12
10/2/2016 4:00 PM
In the stillness of flying and falling, you can sense life’s cadence. Fast as galloping horses. Heavy as falling bombs. They’re the feelings that drive this sweet, shattered romance, told in a way that will stretch your heart from joy to anguish and back again. A story reaching for its happily ever after, tailor-made for Touchstone, where we’ve felt these feelings so many times before, from the safety of a summer dream. Opens October 30.
Mary's Wedding
In the stillness of flying and falling, you can sense life’s cadence. Fast as galloping horses. Heavy as falling bombs. They’re the feelings that drive this sweet, shattered romance, told in a way that will stretch your heart from joy to anguish and back again. A story reaching for its happily ever after, tailor-made for Touchstone, where we’ve felt these feelings so many times before, from the safety of a summer dream.
Opens October 30.
10/28/2016 To 11/20/2016
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