Bloedel’s Play Featured at Wisconsin Shows

Peter Bloedel (Professor of Theatre) is not only a mentor to Bethany theatre students, he has also penned a number of original shorts, comedies, dramas, and musicals throughout the years. Several of these original scripts have moved from debuting on Bethany’s Theatre Physics stage into an international arena. They include: The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, The Rules of Comedy, A Play with Words, The Distracted Scholar’s Guide to Literature and Drama, and The Hallmarks of Horror, culminating in over 4,300 performances around the world. According to Playbill magazine The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet was the seventh most produced one-act play in 2018, and has held its place in the top 10 for more than a decade.

Another of Bloedel’s original long scripts that saw its first performance at Bethany is now being produced in Shawano, Wisconsin, by the Box in the Wood Theatre Guild. Bloedel’s comedy Ice House will be featured in six performances starting Friday, October 5 at the Mielke Arts Center in Shawano. The show was recently featured on the WeAreGreenBay website.  Read more about it by clicking here.

Bloedel has another original set to debut in November on the Lee Theater stage in Bethany’s Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a world premiere play based on the Washington Irving classic following Ichabod Crane as he investigates the curse of the headless horseman, is scheduled for performances November 9,10,11,16 and 17. Tickets will be available on the Bethany Theatre website.