February 19-March 6, 2010 in the Evjue Theatre

By Lee Blessing

Directed by David Woldseth

Two Rooms will run in repertory with Meg.


Scott Wieland as Michael Wells, Kate Ewings as Lainie Wells. Photo Credit: Marie Schulte.The story takes place in, as the title suggests, two rooms. One is a cell in Lebanon where Michael Wells is being held hostage by terrorists. The other is his office in his home in Washington D.C. where his wife Lanie waits for his return. The play deals with the subjects of the terrorism and the government, the media, and the love of a husband and wife.

Running time for this production is 2 hours.


Friday, February 19 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 pm


This project is supported by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission.

For the 2009-2010 season patrons may purchase tickets in advance online.  No reservations will be taken without payment.  All seating is general admission.

Please note:  Online sales for each performance end at 10 pm the day before the show.  Doors to the Bartell Lobby open one hour before the performance with in person ticket sales starting at that time.  Doors to the Evjue Theatre will open half an hour before the show begins.


"Two Rooms," running in repertory with "Meg" at the Bartell Theatre through March 6, is an impressive choice from MTG.

...Blessing's words are powerful, even when preachy, and Madison Theatre Guild embraces his gift for storytelling. "Two Rooms" takes seriously theater's charge to challenge, with admirable results.

- Lindsay Christians, 77 Square: Intense political drama examines the personal side of crisis

This is a provocative and affecting play, dark and cerebral. It is also, at its core, a deeply moving love story. Unfortunately the run is only for six performances. Such a worthwhile production deserves more opportunities to be seen.

- Bruce G. Bradley, The Isthmus: Madison Theatre Guild's Two Rooms is a tense terrorism story


L to R: Topher Younggren as Walker, Kate Ewings as Lainie Wells, Marja Barger as Ellen. Photo Credit: Marie Schulte.Lainie Wells:   Kate Ewings

Michael Wells:  Scott Wieland

Ellen:  Marja Barger

Walker:  Topher Younggren