Beyond the Page

Dane County Libraries, Madison Community Foundation and Forward Theater Company
Partner to Bring Free Performances to the Public



Take It Off the Shelf!

Kicking off Banned Books Week (September 21-27), the Forward Theater Company is partnering with the Dane County Library Service to present the first performance of Take It Off the Shelf!, a series which complements our upcoming monologue festival, Out of the Fire - The Banned Books Monologues (February 26-28, 2015).

Wednesday, September 24, 7:00pm at Central Library (Rooms 301 & 302)

Celebrating our freedom to read, this event features Forward Theater Company actors reflecting on banned books throughout the ages and from many compelling perspectives. Performances continue throughout October at the following Dane County libraries:

Friday, October 10, 6:00pm at Sun Prairie Public Library

Tuesday, October 14, 7:00pm at Verona Public Library
Friday, October 17, 7:00pm at Middleton Public Library
Thursday, October 23, 7:00pm at Monona Public Library

Programs will be presented at the following dates, times, and locations. These performances are completely free to the public and no reservations are required; however space is limited at these facilities. Audiences are invited to stay for a few minutes after the performance to participate in a talkback with the artists.

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This series is funded by Beyond the Page, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in Dane County libraries.

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Additional Sponsors

This series is also funded by the following Madison businesses. This wouldn't be possible without their support!