Tear Up the Front Page

By Danielle Dresden

Directed by Pete Rydberg

In a storm-ravaged city, a major political party plans its future while behind the scenes players manipulate information to make sure itís the future they want. Inspired by real events, this play tells the story of a journalist led astray by practicing business as usual. In a world of spin and counter-spin, itís easy to lose your way and truth is one of the first things to disappear.

The play is written by TAPIT/new works producing artistic director Danielle Dresden and features actors John Gustafson, Matt Schrader, TAPIT/new works producing artistic director Donna Peckett and Dresden.

The voice and work of cartoonist P.S. Mueller have cameo roles in this production, with Mueller playing the part of John Doe, a political cartoonist. Hannah Murray is the ďTear Up the Front PageĒ costume designer. Steppe is stage manager and technician. Michael Duffy created the wall hangings based on quotes from state-wide listening sessions conducted with Wisconsin residents during the Fall of 2006.

The fully accessible TAPIT/new works Studio Theater will be transformed into a 21st century newsroom, as well as the halls of power and more.

Produced by TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater at TAPIT/new works Studio Theater, 1957 Winnebago Street, Madison.

Performances: April 5, 2008

Performance Times: Saturday, April 5, at 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Tickets are $10 at the door.

Call 608-244-2938 for reservations or more information.

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