Next Fall

By Geoffrey Nauffts

Directed by Dennis Yadon

The Tony Award-nominated play Next Fall takes a witty and deeply moving look at faith, commitment, and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke with sharp humor and unflinching honesty, it goes beyond a typical love story. When an accident changes everything, Adam must turn to Luke’s family and friends for support and answers. This timely and compelling new American play asks questions about commitment, love, and faith, and forces audiences to examine what it means to “believe” in something beyond this life and what it might cost us not to.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: January 24 - February 8, 2020

Performance Times:
Fri, Jan 24 - 7:30pm
Sat, Jan 25 - 7:30pm

Thu, Jan 30 - 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 31 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 1 - 7:30pm
Sun, Feb 2 - 2:00pm

Thu, Feb 6 - 7:30pm
Fri, Feb 7 - 7:30pm
Sat, Feb 8 - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: ​General Admission: $20 Seniors/Students: $15 Groups (10+): $15*

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Audition Info
Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 14 and 15 at 7pm at the Bartell Theatre on 113 E Mifflin, Madison, WI 53703. Auditions will consist of readings of provided excerpts from the show. Actors may bring resumes and headshots, though not at all required. No prior acting experience necessary.

Please note: the ages listed should be seen as suggestions. The only age “requirements” are: 1) a noticeable age difference between Adam and Luke and 2) Arlene and Butch appearing old enough to be Luke’s parents.
ADAM - male, 40s, any ethnicity; a substitute teacher and Luke’s boyfriend. He is sarcastic, witty, charming, and is also an atheist who tolerates but cannot understand Luke’s Christian beliefs.
LUKE - male, 20s-early 30s, any ethnicity; an aspiring actor and Adam’s boyfriend. He is deeply religious and still in the closet with his family. He is however surprisingly comfortable in his relationship with Adam.
HOLLY - female, 30s, any ethnicity; a bohemian candle shop owner and best friends with Adam and Luke. Adam’s former boss and Luke’s current boss.
BRANDON - male, 20s-early 30s, any ethnicity; property developer and friends with Adam and Luke. He is also Luke’s ex and has strong reservations about Luke’s current relationship.
ARLENE - female, 50s, any ethnicity; Luke’s mother, divorced from Butch. She is a free spirit with a history of drug issues and struggles with her role as a mother.
BUTCH - male, 50s+, any ethnicity; Luke’s hardline religious father, divorced from Arlene. He is remarried and has another son. He is homophobic, but deeply loves his children.

Visit for more information or RSVP on our Facebook page. For questions please email either the director, Dennis Yadon, at or the executive producer, Zak Stowe, at