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       August 23, 2013      



          Contact: Holly Feldman, Manager of Marketing and Audience Development

          (920) 854-6117x104



Tickets on sale now for Victory Farm at the Door Community Auditorium


AFT's hit musical prepares to move indoors


With the 23rd season of performing under the stars at Peninsula State Park now behind them, American Folklore Theatre (AFT) prepares to undergo the exciting challenge of remounting last year's world premiere Victory Farm indoors at Door Community Auditorium.


Victory Farm, written by Emilie Coulson, singer/songwriter Katie Dahl and award-winning composer, James Valcq will be making its fall debut after being named to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "2012 Top Ten List."


"Victory Farm received rave reviews from everyone who was able to catch the show last summer. The combination of a delightful story told with humor and tenderness and a beautiful score really resonated with our audience. I'm pleased we can offer the show again this season so that our fall visiting audience has a chance to see it and our Door County audience can catch it one last time," stated Manager of Marketing, Holly Feldman.


With one exception, all of the original cast members will reprise their roles this fall, including Dan Klarer, Steve Koehler, Chad Luberger, Doug Mancheski, and Molly Rhode. Joining these AFT veterans will be Eva Nimmer, a recent graduate of UW Madison, who interned with AFT this past summer and appeared in Windjammers. The cast has been in rehearsal since mid-August to refresh the show for the new space while still performing in the evenings at the outdoor amphitheater.   


Transitioning a production from their summer amphitheater stage in Peninsula Park to the indoor stage at Door Community Auditorium requires numerous theatrical adjustments and redesign.


"Andrea Heilman, the original set designer, has adapted her plans for the indoor space. She and director Jon Hegge, who also happens to be a master carpenter, have re-imagined the orchard setting and its trees, wanting the individual silhouettes to play against the sky-like cyclorama. They have also used the built-in levels at the park as an inspiration to simulate the look of last year's production while giving the set more levels and height," stated Artistic Director, Jeffrey Herbst.


Victory Farm features a performance schedule that is Packer Game Friendly. The show opens Friday, August 30th and runs through October 19th. The complete schedule can be viewed at www.FolkloreTheatre.com or by calling the box office at 920-854-6117. Tickets are $27.00 for adults and $13 for children 12 and under.


Tickets are on sale now in the AFT box office at the Green Gables shops in north Ephraim, via phone at (920) 854-6117, and online at www.FolkloreTheatre.com. 


American Folklore Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre organization that produces original musical shows in repertory from June through August.  AFT continues its performances into the fall with shows in the Door Community Auditorium and Door County town halls September through October and over the Christmas holidays.  American Folklore Theatre is a member of Theatre Wisconsin an organization that promotes non-profit theatre groups in the state.


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