The Donation

By Bruce Calhoun

The representatives of three charities get more than they bargain for when they accept an invitation from a millionaire to spend a weekend in his creepy mansion in this comedy being performed for the first time ever as a fund raiser for Save the Rainforest. More information at

Produced by Save the Rainforest at the Verona Area Performing Arts Theater, 300 Richard Street, Verona, WI 53593

Performances: October 27-29, 2017

Performance Times:
7:30pm on Oct 27 & 28, 2pm on Oct 29

Ticket Prices: Reserved tickets $20. Unreserved tickets $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, students, members of environmental groups and church congregations that do mission work in Latin America.

Call 608-729-4877 for reservations or more information. Go to to purchase tickets in advance.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Auditions will be held on:
August 19 -- -1-3:30pm:  Community Room, Verona Public Library, 500 Silent Street, Verona
August 21— 7-9 pm:  Verona Area Performing Arts Center, Verona High School (main entrance), 300 Richards St., Verona

Rehearsals (2-3 per week) start week of Sept 4th Sugar River Methodist Church* 415 W Verona Ave, Verona.

Cast Description
Theobald Rhinelander: A guilt-ridden, misanthropic millionaire who loved his grandson despite the young man’s many flaws. He is cynical and disenchanted with life. (advanced in years)
Willow Goodpearson: Earnest and ethical, Willow is the nearsighted representative of The Coalition to Save Nature who is good at taking charge of things. She has clashed with Dr. Carealot from the Society to Eliminate Cancer over donors before. (Late twenties and up)
LaToya Worthy: A former Peace Corps volunteer and representative of the Feed the World’s Children Fund, LaToya is passionate spokesperson for her cause. Unfortunately for her, she is quite easily spooked. (late twenties and up)
Dr. Constance Carealot: The good doctor is attractive, well-dressed and is willing to do anything to persuade Theobald to donate his wealth to the Society to Eliminate Cancer. She has something of a superiority complex as well. (in her thirties)
Eldridge Rhinelander: Grandson of Theobald and a repugnant human being. (In his twenties)

Contact information: or 608-729-4877