From Awkward Spaces: The Story of the Bartell and the Journey to Permanence

by Brendon Smith & Suzan Kurry.  August 17-19, 2017.  

Directed by John Jajewski 

An original play about the Bartell Theatre’s history. Six local theatre groups, who have been producing plays in whatever space they can find, unite to create a permanent home. Being led by a retiree who likes a challenge, they quickly learn there’s more drama in building a stage than performing on it.


** In honor of the 20th Anniversary season of the Bartell, a donor has agreed to match up to $150,000 in funds raised toward an endowment fund.  Profits from this show will be matched by that donor!! **

On the Drury stage

Tickets - $20.  Purchase ONLINE or call 608-661-9696 (between 2 pm & 6 pm, Tues - Fri).

Preview our playbill!


Thursday, Aug 17 - 7:30

Friday, Aug 18 - 7:30

Saturday, Aug 19 - 3:00 matinee

Saturday, Aug 19 - 7:30 


Tom Haig -- played by Barry Levenson

Sarah Whelan -- played by Sarah Whelan

Leo Cooper -- played by Bob Moore

LeeAnn Cooper -- played by Kathleen Tissot

Gretchen Wheat -- played by Anna Hahm

Stage Manager -- played by Matt White

Chorus -- Mick DeLay, Lucas Bender, Liam McCarty, and Nichole Gile