Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

A Picnic & A Play

October 16, 2021

Schedule: 1 pm Sat

Instructor: Jeff Pfeiffer

Registration Deadline: Oct 15


Enjoy a picnic lunch on the Shake Rag Alley campus surrounded by gardens and historic buildings as local musicians, The Backyard Ukes perform. Then stroll over to Alley Stage at 1 p.m. for a staged reading of Magnolia Star by playwright Jeff Pfeiffer, about con artists looking for the American dream.

There was a time in this country when the train tracks strung together a million little towns like a trail of silver dollars. Any girl worth her spit knew how to handle a shotgun, and any man with a decent set of teeth could sell you the Brooklyn Bridge. In this world, two souls band together and use their art — the art of the con — to survive.

The cast includes Kasi Greenwood, Christian Neuhaus, Judy Divido and Heather Harris from Mineral Point; Bryan Royston and Paul Lorentz from Madison.

Approximately 90 min. One intermission. Note: Adult themes and language.

Jeff Pfeiffer is a graduate of NYU with an MFA in Dramatic Writing. His play Battle of Spanktown was a world premiere at the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. Jeff has worked with The Potluck, Queens, NY; Madness, New York, NY; Sacred Fools, Los Angeles, CA; and more. He has also written for television, having worked on “Unforgettable” for Sony/TNT and “American Style” for CNN. He currently lives in Madison with his wife, son, and cat.

Cost $5

Purchase a Picnic Lunch available for pick up on the Shake Rag Alley campus at noon by clicking here or bring your own.

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