By Oscar Wilde
This play tells the Biblical story of Salomé, the stepdaughter of Herod Antipas who, to her stepfather's dismay but to the delight of her mother Herodias, requests the head of Jokanaan (John the Baptist) on a silver platter as a reward for pleasing Herod for dancing the Dance of the Seven Veils.
VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE DATES
February 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 PM, February 14 & 21 at 2:00 PM.
To ensure the safety of our actors, volunteers and patrons, the show is being prefilmed and presented to audiences via Zoom. After watching the production, audience members are encouraged to critique and discuss the play with the actors and director. This is in preparation for the show to be used as the Village Playhouse submission to the 2021 AACTFest National Invitational Festival.
Hannah Kubiak - Salomé
Eric Madson - Herod
Stacy Madson - Herodias
Derek Jacobs - Jokanaan
Luis Castillo - First Soldier/First Jew
Todd Herdt - Second Soldier/Second Jew
Jon Goltz - Young Syrian/Third Jew
Amy Wickland - Page of Herodias
Tom Wisniewski - Executioner
The Village Playhouse is the only theater in the Greater Milwaukee area that regularly participates in AACTFest, a biannual theater competition hosted by the American Association of Community Theatre. In normal competition years, we travel to a State Level competition, the winners of which go on to the Regional level. The winners of the Regional level then compete at the National Level.
Due to COVID-19, the State Festival this year was cancelled. Instead, thirty-eight theaters from around the country, including Village Playhouse, have been invited to submit virtually to the National Festival. Entries will be adjudicated by a panel of theater professionals. 12 winners will have a professional film crew sent to their theater to film their full production, which will be presented virtually this summer.
Village Playhouse will be submitting Salomé for this festival, using the audience feedback from the February performances to improve our entry.