A scene from StageQ's production "Perfect Arrangement."
Comedy blends with drama in Topher Payne’s play about a gay and a lesbian couple in the 1950s posing as straight by swapping partners in public, brought to the local boards by StageQ. Through May 6.
press release: 8 pm Thursdays-Saturdays (2 pm on 5/6) and 2 pm Sundays. Tickets: $15 (Thursdays and matinees), $20 (Friday and Saturday evenings). Available online at www.stageq.com or by calling the Bartell Theatre Box Office at 608-661-9696
To open broader conversation about LGBTQ visibility, StageQ will be hosting talk back sessions and a photography exhibit. Dick Wagner, local historian, activist and civic leader, will be leading talk-back sessions on April 22, 27 and 30 that explore the McCarthy era history in Wisconsin.
The photography exhibit "Sight Unseen," co-sponsored by LeDame Footwear, brings together the works of Natalie Kirk and Kyle Krueger, both with Wisconsin roots, in a joint exhibit that visually explores gender biases as well as LGBTQ sexual violence. This exclusive exhibit and reception will be held April 7 at the Madison Masonic Center and will include a silent auction fundraiser to benefit StageQ. A selection of photos from exhibit will be on display in the lobby of the Bartell Theatre during the run of “Perfect Arrangement.”