November 2014
Egg Harbor Holly Days
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Egg Harbor’s Holly Day Festival is a weekend full of old-fashioned holiday fun. The festival will be held the weekend of Thanksgiving, November 28 and 29. The event, full of family fun, kicks-off the official Christmas season with festive dazzling decorations and holiday activities for all ages.

Holiday Make-It, Take-It Family Crafts at Peninsula State Park
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Fish Creek - Santa Claus isn't the only one coming to town. Mother Nature (a.k.a. the park naturalist) will be at Peninsula State Park's nature center on Saturday, November 29, hosting a holiday make-it, take-it workshop for families. Stop by anytime from 10 AM to 2 PM to decorate a "red bird" for your tree (made from milkweed pods) and a three-inch wooden snowman. Candy-cane mice are also an option. Crafting glittery pine cones will be available, too. All crafts are available to make free of charge while supplies last.

For more information:
Kathleen Harris
(920) 868-3258
Peninsula State Park Nature Program
10:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Nature Center open 10 – 3 PM. Mother Nature’s Holiday Workshop Drop by the Nature Center any time from 10 – 2 PM to craft holiday ornaments. Most ornaments take about 20 minutes to craft. Participants will take a break at 11 AM & 1 PM to learn about milkweed pods, cardinals and mice from “Mother Nature”. Great family fun! While supplies last.
? Red Bird Ornaments – Milkweed Pods
? Wooden Snowmen Table Toppers
? Glittery Pine Cones
? Candy Cane Mice

Pirate Day
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Presented by Ministry Door County Medical Center, enjoy our featured Pirate exhibit, crafts, games and much more.

 
WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WPS Garden of Lights at Green Bay Botanical Garden is brighter than ever! The Garden will transform into a stunning winter landscape featuring botanical light displays inspired by its natural features. The displays are created from over 250,000 twinkling lights and make up the area’s tallest and brightest tree, a glowing fountain, a 60-foot walk-through caterpillar and many other glistening displays. Visitors are invited to enjoy this holiday spectacle by foot or horse-drawn wagon, enjoy hot chocolate with Mrs. Claus, have their photo taken with Santa, view a train display, enjoy food and beverages and much more! Visit www.gbbg.org/WPSGardenofLights for more details and ticket information.

Dates & Times

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5 – 9 p.m.
November 28 – December 28
Additional Dates:  December 29-30
(closed December 24 & 25)

Admission:

Walking Tour:  Adults (13+): $9, Children (3-12): $5, Children (2 & under): Free 
Horse-Drawn Wagon Tour:  Adults (13+): $13, Children (3-12): $9, Children (2 & under): Free

Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Green Bay Botanical Garden and select Festival Foods locations. Tickets also available at the door.

For more information:
Green Bay Botanical Garden
(920) 491-3691
Policy
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

World Premier Set to Open in Door County

Rogue Theater is honored to announce the English premier of Policy, a Spanish play written by Antonio Muños De Mesa of Madrid, Spain.  The play, La vista, was translated to English by Phyllis Zatlin and is being brought to the stage of The Depot Performing Arts Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  Policy (La vista) premiered in Spain in April 2013.   Since then it has been translated to English, French, Italian, among other languages.  Rogue Theater will be the first in the world to bring its English translation to the stage. 

Playwright Antonio Muñoz de Mesa was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1972 and graduated from RESAD (Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) in 1994. Antonio has written numerous plays for children and adults. As a playwright he recently premiered Otro Gran Teatro del Mundo, a musical adaptation of Calderon de la Barca's, The Great Theatre of the World, and Policy, translated by Phyllis Zatlin. He is now studying musical theatre writing at ANMT in Los Angeles with a scholarship from Fundación SGAE, and is honored that Rogue Theater is presenting Policy.

Phyllis Zatlin, is delighted that Rogue Theater is presenting her translation of Antonio Muñoz De Mesa’s Policy. Born in Green Bay, WI, Zatlin has been coming to Door County all her life and currently resides part of the year in Jacksonport, where her mother was born. She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Florida on contemporary Spanish comedy. At Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, she was coordinator of translator/interpreter training. Her play translations from Spanish and French of various authors, including José Luis Alonso de Santos, Jean-Paul Daumas, Eduardo Manet, Itziar Pascual and Paloma Pedrero, have been performed in professional and university theaters across the United States as well as in the U.K. and Australia. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild and SGAE (Sociedad General de Autores y Editores). She hopes that audiences in Sturgeon Bay will be as excited about Policy as she was when she saw its original production in Madrid in April 2013. 

Policy will be directed by Henry Timm, and includes a cast of two: the priest, Father Damián (Stuart Champeau), who is in charge of a Catholic school for boys and a summer camp, and a female insurance agent, Esther (Lola DeVillers), who for some dozen years has handled policies for the diocese.  Father Damián reviews the school’s insurance policy with Esther, whose son attends the school.  In their episodic cat-and-mouse game, carried out over a period of weeks, the priest wants to add two new clauses to the policy: confidentiality and a definition of sexual abuse of children as a work-place accident. The action of Muñoz de Mesa’s play takes place in Spain, but the insurance clause is based on a real lawsuit from the Netherlands in which the insurance company lost its case and was required to pay the victims’ families. The several scenes end with surprises and contain moments of humor while dealing seriously with an international problem. The priest proclaims that he and the agent are engaged in a game where winning is the only thing. That game is a conflict between his love of money and her sense of morality.

Actors Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers, co-founders of Rogue Theater and The Depot Performing Arts Center, will perform Policy on The Depot stage Nov. 13-30.  DeVillers has performed for various theater groups throughout the county, as well as many of Rogue Theater’s productions, including Lady Luna Cee in Eclipsed, Maude Mix in A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, Theada Blau in It Had to Be You, Edie Buffet in Talk About A Murder ,Vera Riche in The Belgian Detective, and Evelyn in Alabama Bound. Champeau’s acting career spans over thirty years of community and professional theater, television, and radio.  He was the director of the original DC Comedy Club and has an extensive improv comedy background, including nine seasons with Paul Sills, the director of Chicago’s pioneering The Second City improve troupe. Champeau has directed many Rogue Theater productions and has performed in Rogue’s productions of Lone Star, It Had to Be You, Talk About A Murder, and The Belgian Detective

Zatlin, a follower of Rogue Theater productions, approached Champeau and DeVillers several months ago explaining that the intimacy of The Depot PAC and their passionate portrayal of so many characters would be the perfect fit for Policy.  Champeau and DeVillers, both Catholic, debated whether the show would be the right fit for Rogue and The Depot, but ultimately decided that the raw power of the show and the challenge of doing it was too great an opportunity to pass on.

Opening night of Policy will be Thursday, November 13 at 7:30.  Shows following will be Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Nov. 14-30.  Friday and Saturday at 7:30, Sunday the 16th & 23rd at 4:00, and Sunday the 30th at 1:00.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Greco Gallery, 24 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay or by calling The Depot at 920-818-0816. The Depot PAC has limited seating so reservations are strongly recommended.