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June 6 – October 4 | picnics must be ordered by 4 pm the day before the show.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.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
June 6 – October 4 | picnics must be ordered by 4 pm the day before the show.

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.

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.

 

6/6/2015 To 10/4/2015
Pair two Prime seats with a night at the House on the Rock Resort for an exceptional APT experience. The Resort is minutes away from the theater and has amenities galore.
House on the Rock Resort
Pair two Prime seats with a night at the House on the Rock Resort for an exceptional APT experience. The Resort is minutes away from the theater and has amenities galore.
6/6/2015 To 11/22/2015
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O'HareTranslated from Homer's Iliad by Robert FaglesDirected by John LangsThis is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But things are different in the Touchstone. Homer’s epic is razed and reborn through the heart of a war-weary poet (Jim DeVita, at his best both in this place and in this role). Bathed in bravery, blood and the heat of battle, the telling ravages our Poet every time. But there’s a reason he’s got the job. He may be able to make us understand. Maybe make us stop. History’s greatest battle whetted to a razor-sharp edge in a stunning night of theater.
An Iliad
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare
Translated from Homer's Iliad
by Robert Fagles
Directed by John Langs
This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. But things are different in the Touchstone. Homer’s epic is razed and reborn through the heart of a war-weary poet (Jim DeVita, at his best both in this place and in this role). Bathed in bravery, blood and the heat of battle, the telling ravages our Poet every time. But there’s a reason he’s got the job. He may be able to make us understand. Maybe make us stop. History’s greatest battle whetted to a razor-sharp edge in a stunning night of theater.
6/6/2015 To 10/18/2015
Pair two Prime seats with a night at the House on the Inn for an exceptional APT experience. The Inn, an 18-mile drive from APT,is casual, family-friendly and fun.
House on the Rock Inn
Pair two Prime seats with a night at the House on the Inn for an exceptional APT experience. The Inn, an 18-mile drive from APT,
is casual, family-friendly and fun.
6/6/2015 To 10/18/2015
By William ShakespeareDirected by Tim OcelWindsor life is sweet, simple and in a constant state of amicable chaos. A bustling, middle-class burg kept – just barely – in line by the wit of its women, as jubilant children own the day. The bucolic bliss is abruptly disrupted by a visit from Shakespearean bacchanal Sir John Falstaff; his dreams of lazy splendor quickly tatter as he’s continually and hilariously shown up by a couple of spunky housewives. Windsor has officially laid out its welcome mat. No need to knock.
The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Tim Ocel
Windsor life is sweet, simple and in a constant state of amicable chaos. A bustling, middle-class burg kept – just barely – in line by the wit of its women, as jubilant children own the day. The bucolic bliss is abruptly disrupted by a visit from Shakespearean bacchanal Sir John Falstaff; his dreams of lazy splendor quickly tatter as he’s continually and hilariously shown up by a couple of spunky housewives. Windsor has officially laid out its welcome mat. No need to knock.
6/6/2015 To 10/4/2015
By Tennessee WilliamsDirected by William BrownNew Orleans is a city of hardcore survivors. And for survivors, love is a beast of a different sort. Not moonlight and magnolias but gas lamps and whiskey. It’s sexy and it’s vital. Dangerous. And no one knows better than Mr. Williams how attractive danger can be. He’s a mouthpiece for the damaged and disregarded, and here, he’s on his home turf. Unlike its complex heroine, this story doesn’t show its age. An enduring, breathless excavation of the human soul.
A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by William Brown
New Orleans is a city of hardcore survivors. And for survivors, love is a beast of a different sort. Not moonlight and magnolias but gas lamps and whiskey. It’s sexy and it’s vital. Dangerous. And no one knows better than Mr. Williams how attractive danger can be. He’s a mouthpiece for the damaged and disregarded, and here, he’s on his home turf. Unlike its complex heroine, this story doesn’t show its age. An enduring, breathless excavation of the human soul.
6/12/2015 To 9/5/2015
Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. SullivanFrom the novel by Jane AustenDirected by Tyne RafaeliThis play is just about the perfect pairing for a sweet summer night. A rapturous romantic comedy, propelled by Austen’s sparkling characters and blazing wit. With couples to cheer for (and against), and the pluckiest heroine ever to ignore her mother’s romantic advice. Lizzie’s heart is her primary decision maker. Fearless, funny and utterly irresistible, she’ll catch the fancy of more than one gentleman before the evening’s out. Yours, too.
Pride and Prejudice
Adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan
From the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
This play is just about the perfect pairing for a sweet summer night. A rapturous romantic comedy, propelled by Austen’s sparkling characters and blazing wit. With couples to cheer for (and against), and the pluckiest heroine ever to ignore her mother’s romantic advice. Lizzie’s heart is her primary decision maker. Fearless, funny and utterly irresistible, she’ll catch the fancy of more than one gentleman before the evening’s out. Yours, too.
6/19/2015 To 9/26/2015
By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston NtshonaDirected by Derrick SandersThis play will get under your skin. It’s personal and enormous; two characters sentenced to life in the belly of a system stacked against them. But their friendship brings them freedom. Gives them levity and light. Rays of joy, made purer by their bleak backdrop. It’s beautiful. Even funny. Laughter is vital to their humanity, as they wait in the cold for change to come. Rich and visceral, The Island is one of the great protest plays of our generation, from South Africa’s most earnest and eloquent spokesmen.
The Island
By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona
Directed by Derrick Sanders
This play will get under your skin. It’s personal and enormous; two characters sentenced to life in the belly of a system stacked against them. But their friendship brings them freedom. Gives them levity and light. Rays of joy, made purer by their bleak backdrop. It’s beautiful. Even funny. Laughter is vital to their humanity, as they wait in the cold for change to come. Rich and visceral, The Island is one of the great protest plays of our generation, from South Africa’s most earnest and eloquent spokesmen.
6/21/2015 To 9/26/2015
June 21, July 12, August 16, September 6 | 4 pm | $16Delicious chicken, ribs and sides. Nothing like a delectable barbecue picnic to complement your APT day.
Fat Jacks Barbecue
June 21, July 12, August 16, September 6 | 4 pm | $16
Delicious chicken, ribs and sides. Nothing like a delectable barbecue picnic to complement your APT day.
6/21/2015 To 9/6/2015
Saturdays July 18, 25, August 1, 22, 29, September 511:00 am | $12.50This 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.
Beyond the Plays: Inside Out Walking Tour
Saturdays July 18, 25, August 1, 22, 29, September 5
11:00 am | $12.50
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.
7/18/2015 To 9/5/2015
$16 per bus ticketKick back and let Badger Coaches do the driving with bus service from Madison on select Sundays. The bus leaves at 3:15 pm from Capital 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.July 19: The Merry Wives of WindsorAugust 16: Private LivesAugust 23: Pride and PrejudiceAugust 30: A Streetcar Named DesireSeptember 6: OthelloPlease note: Due to varying show lengths the Bus from Madison should only be paired with Hill performances.
Ride the Bus to APT
$16 per bus ticket
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 Capital 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.

July 19: The Merry Wives of Windsor
August 16: Private Lives
August 23: Pride and Prejudice
August 30: A Streetcar Named Desire
September 6: Othello

Please note: Due to varying show lengths the Bus from Madison should only be paired with Hill performances.
7/19/2015 To 9/6/2015
Join us in the star-shaped tent in the picnic area for discourse and discussion on each of the regular-season plays.Saturdays at 1:00:July 25: An IliadAugust 1: The IslandAugust 29: Private LivesSeptember 5: The Merry Wives of WindsorSundays at 4:00:August 9: A Streetcar Named DesireAugust 16: Edward Albee's SeascapeAugust 30: Pride and PrejudiceSeptember 6: Othello
Beyond the Plays: Talks
Join us in the star-shaped tent in the picnic area for discourse and discussion on each of the regular-season plays.

Saturdays at 1:00:
July 25: An Iliad
August 1: The Island
August 29: Private Lives
September 5: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Sundays at 4:00:
August 9: A Streetcar Named Desire
August 16: Edward Albee's Seascape
August 30: Pride and Prejudice
September 6: Othello

7/25/2015 To 9/6/2015
By Noël CowardDirected by James Bohnen.Elyot and Amanda have a way of making people fall in love with them; their charisma a force matched only by their egos. Not necessarily a solid foundation for marriage, but deliciously fertile ground for comedy. Indeed, our couple has un-coupled and found themselves shiny new spouses. But they’re still in each other’s thoughts. And, as it turns out, in adjacent honeymoon suites. Our players expertly navigate Coward’s funny, flawed characters. No one is immune to their copious charm, not even you. Give in and hang on.
Private Lives
By Noël Coward
Directed by James Bohnen.
Elyot and Amanda have a way of making people fall in love with them; their charisma a force matched only by their egos. Not necessarily a solid foundation for marriage, but deliciously fertile ground for comedy. Indeed, our couple has un-coupled and found themselves shiny new spouses. But they’re still in each other’s thoughts. And, as it turns out, in adjacent honeymoon suites. Our players expertly navigate Coward’s funny, flawed characters. No one is immune to their copious charm, not even you. Give in and hang on.
7/31/2015 To 10/2/2015
By William ShakespeareDirected by John LangsAfter defeating all enemies on the field of battle, Othello returns triumphant to his home. To his wife. But in war, even the winning side takes some hits, and the deepest wounds aren’t always the ones that bleed. These are the blows that scar the soul and make the peacetime world feel ominous; make it hard to tell friend from foe, leaving a warrior vulnerable to a sociopath in sheep’s clothing. An edge-of-seat thriller orchestrated by literature’s most insidious villain.
Othello
By William Shakespeare
Directed by John Langs
After defeating all enemies on the field of battle, Othello returns triumphant to his home. To his wife. But in war, even the winning side takes some hits, and the deepest wounds aren’t always the ones that bleed. These are the blows that scar the soul and make the peacetime world feel ominous; make it hard to tell friend from foe, leaving a warrior vulnerable to a sociopath in sheep’s clothing. An edge-of-seat thriller orchestrated by literature’s most insidious villain.
8/7/2015 To 10/3/2015
$5.00Almost 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.August 8, 1:00 pm The Role of Sound DesignAugust 15, 1:00 pm What Happens in the Craft Shop?August 29, 1:00 pm The Nature of APTSeptember 5, 6:00 pm Behind the Scenes on the Hill
Beyond the Plays: Back Stage
$5.00
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.

August 8, 1:00 pm The Role of Sound Design
August 15, 1:00 pm What Happens in the Craft Shop?
August 29, 1:00 pm The Nature of APT
September 5, 6:00 pm Behind the Scenes on the Hill
8/8/2015 To 9/5/2015
By Edward AlbeeDirected by Laura GordonMarriage is more than just champagne and pillow talk, particularly when a couple has had a few decades for the bloom to fall off their matrimonial rose. On the far side of retirement, even a flawless stretch of beach can feel more wistful than romantic. That’s when a little perspective can come in handy. The perspective Charlie and Nancy find in the sand is – oddly – perfect. A tender and often laugh-out-loud love story, told by way of a quirky marriage counseling session.
Edward Albee’s Seascape
By Edward Albee
Directed by Laura Gordon
Marriage is more than just champagne and pillow talk, particularly when a couple has had a few decades for the bloom to fall off their matrimonial rose. On the far side of retirement, even a flawless stretch of beach can feel more wistful than romantic. That’s when a little perspective can come in handy. The perspective Charlie and Nancy find in the sand is – oddly – perfect. A tender and often laugh-out-loud love story, told by way of a quirky marriage counseling session.
8/8/2015 To 10/18/2015
October 4 | 4 pm | $12Warm 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.
Hot Chili Finale
October 4 | 4 pm | $12
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.
10/4/2015 4:00 PM
By MarivauxDirected by David FrankHeartplay is one of our very favorite games. And what a game we have here. Crisp and witty, with characters to match. Instead of a single feisty damsel in disguise, Marivaux’s given us two. In fact, nearly everyone here is both trickster and target. It’s absurd and hilarious. And surprisingly moving. Our only regret is that you can’t see it until autumn. But you should get your tickets now. They’re not likely to last.
The Game of Love and Chance
By Marivaux
Directed by David Frank
Heartplay is one of our very favorite games. And what a game we have here. Crisp and witty, with characters to match. Instead of a single feisty damsel in disguise, Marivaux’s given us two. In fact, nearly everyone here is both trickster and target. It’s absurd and hilarious. And surprisingly moving. Our only regret is that you can’t see it until autumn. But you should get your tickets now. They’re not likely to last.
10/30/2015 To 11/22/2015
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