A Picnic & A Play

a staged-reading series at alley stage

Enjoy Saturday afternoons at Shake Rag Alley for our inaugural staged-reading series. Six Wisconsin playwrights will present original plays in progress on our intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Besides being fun to watch, a staged reading is an important way a playwright can get important feedback from an audience (you!) and determine what their next steps are with the script. 

What to expect: 

  • Start with lunch: Picnics can be purchased below and will be available for pick-up in the Shake Rag Alley Cafe at noon. You’re also welcome to bring your picnic from home. Local musicians will provide entertainment while you eat. Non-alcoholic beverages plus wine and beer will be available for purchase.
  • 1 pm: The actors and moderator will take the stage with their scripts. 
  • Talkback: Stay after the play and share your feedback with the playwright.
  • Rain or Shine: In the event of inclement weather, we will move to Green Lantern Gallery, 261 High St., Mineral Point WI.

Interested in joining the cast of a staged reading?

Add your name to our community actor roster here

Interested in offering musical entertainment?

Add your name to our community musician roster here.

Saturday, June 12

Saturday, July 24

Saturday, August 7

Saturday, September 4

Saturday, September 25

Picnic lunches will not be available on the Shake Rag Alley campus for this performance. Instead, we encourage you to enjoy a unique Mineral Point experience by purchasing meals offered as part of the annual Cornish Festival.

Saturday, October 16