Beyond the Page 2015

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 27 - October 3), Forward Theater Company is partnering with the Dane County Library Service to present Take It Off the Shelf!, a series which complements last season's monologue festival, Out of the Fire - The Banned Books Monologues.

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00pm at Stoughton Library
Thursday, September 24, 7:00pm at Stoughton Library

Celebrating our freedom to read, this event features Forward Theater Company actors reflecting on banned books throughout the ages and from many compelling perspectives. 

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!