By D. Lance Marsh

If the Truth shall set you Free, then Verisimilitude will make you Laugh.

On Monday, June 19th, Millenium Theater will premiere a staged reading of a new play - Verisimilitude.

The play takes place in the War Room in the palace of the Emperor of Rome. Spin masters rivaling the media wizards of today, heroic warriors, dreamy eyed maidens, imposters and clowns all populate this comedy that deals with the masks we are sometimes forced to wear and the sacrifices we willingly make for love.

Mr Marsh has had several plays produced in California and Missouri, winning a first and second prize at the Starving Artists Playwriting competition (Salinas, CA). He was last seen on the Madison stage in Madison Repertory Theater's As Bees in Honey Drown. He has spent the last two seasons working as an actor at American Players Theater, where he wrote this play.

Mr Marsh will not be performing during the reading, but his acting connections have enabled us to procure an amazingly talented cast including: Drew Brhel, seen recently as King Louis XIV in Madison Repertory Theater's Three Musketeers and six seasons at APT; Tracy Michelle Arnold, an APT alum and seen with Madison Rep; Richard Ganoung, seen recently with the Madison Repertory Theater in Gross Indecencies and as the Cardinal in Three Musketeers; Gerrard Nugent, an APT alum; Patrick Fernan, local actor, writer and director; Michelangelo Matarrese, APT alum and seen recently at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Theatre X; Michael DiPadova, seen with APT and Milwaukee Rep and Theatre X; Lee Waldhart, seen with Madison Rep, Strollers Theatre, Madison Theater Guild; Heather Stickeler recently seen in As Bees in Honey Drown with Madison Rep and Kindertransport with Strollers Theatre; Sarah Demming-Henes, seen with Madison Rep and Young Shakespeare Players.

Produced by Millenium Theater at the Esquire Theater, 113 E Mifflin Street.

The performance will be June 19th, 2000, at at 7:30 for a suggested donation of $5. There will be a post show discussion with the author and the actors. For more information, please call Millenium Theater at 608-559-0205.