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WISCONSIN PREMIERE

The Wanderers

September 7–24, 2023

WRITTEN BY Lindsay Joelle

DIRECTED BY Jen Uphoff Gray

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“ A surprisingly humane and honest play that’s filled with as much laughter as it is drama…and reminds us that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. We learn that if given a tattered, grimy old volume of text and illustrations, and you take the time to examine it carefully, its value can exceed your imagination.”— CHICAGO THEATRE REVIEW

An off-beat buddy comedy

This off-beat buddy comedy pairs essential workers from two different worlds in the shared cab of a New York City garbage truck. Danny’s a white, blue-collar mansplainer hiding a heart of gold. Marlowe’s a Black, Ivy League-educated newbie learning the ropes from her old-school partner. When they’re thrown together to pick up what the world has discarded, they discover there’s more that binds them than taking out the trash.

Overture Center rnfor the Arts

201 State St,
Madison, WI 53703

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About the show

Runtime:
102 minutes

Performance Dates:
September 7-24, 2023

Age Recommendations:
Not for children under 17

Accessibility

We strive to make our performances available to the entire community. This guiding principle captures the theater we aim to be.

We’re proud to be a resident company at Overture Center, which provides practical accessibility for a variety of needs.

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Creative Team
Sarah Ross
Scenic Designer
Brad Doberman
Lighting Designer
Karen Brown-Larimore
Costume Designer
Brian Grimm Sound
Designer/Composer
Pam Miles
Props Master
Kevin Zimmer
Technical Director
Kira Neighbors
Stage Manager
Abbi Hess
Asst. Stage Manager
A behind the scenes look at The Wanderers, featuring interviews with the cast and director Mikael Burke.

Forward Theater’s ‘The Wanderers’ looks to the heart of things

BY LINDSAY CHRISTIANS | THE CAP

TIMES

Forward Theater’s ‘The Wanderers’ looks to the heart of things

BY LINDSAY CHRISTIANS | THE CAP

TIMES

A behind the scenes look at The Wanderers, featuring interviews with the cast and director Mikael Burke.
A behind the scenes look at The Wanderers, featuring interviews with the cast and director Mikael Burke.

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