Play On!

Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts

The Phipps Center for the Arts

109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis.


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120 minutes

With intermission

Past performances

Friday, July 14 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 15 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 16 2:30 pm
Friday, July 21 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 22 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 23 2:30 pm
Friday, July 28 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 29 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 30 2:30 pm

“Play On!,” by Rick Abbot, tells the story of a theater group desperately trying to perform a fun-filled murder mystery, despite maddening interference from the playwright, who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the play “Murder Most Foul,” Act II is the near disastrous dress rehearsal, and the final act is the opening performance in which almost anything that can go wrong does.

Director Gorden Hedahl is a retired professor of theater and dean emeritus of Arts and Sciences at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Hedahl has directed over 75 productions for university, community, and semi-professional theaters. He previously directed “White Christmas” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” at The Phipps, and has been directing at several theaters in the area. Most recently, he staged “Noises Off” and a segment of “All in the Timing” at Lakeshore Players; “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow” in Stillwater; and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” for the Woodbury Community Theatre.