Principal Principle – Digital – Next Act Theatre

Principal Principle – DigitalFebruary 15 - March 7

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A Wisconsin Premiere by experienced educator Joe Zarrow.

Kay Josephs wants to make a difference; she quits her corporate job and heads for Chicago’s South Side to teach English. Her department colleagues run the gamut: old-hand Denise is near retirement, rebellious Shelley will cut any corner for her kids and Ola tries to keep everyone — and the dilapidated copy machine — happy. But this year will be extra tough. Principal Wei’s dedication to the standardized test could put them all out of a job. Finally, a play that celebrates the resourcefulness, sacrifice and devotion of the best among us: our teachers.

Cez says: “How much do we owe the teachers who care that we learn? Our educational system is not without its challenges, but Joe Zarrow encourages us to root for those engaged in the struggle and who teach us that the most important thing is learning itself.”

Sponsored by: David Paris Dentistry, John Mahony and Evelyn Burdick, Sandra Zingler and Barbara Johnson, and Jan Serr and John Shannon.

Student Outreach Project sponsored by: Bader Philanthropies

Cast & Show Gallery

April Paul as Kay Josephs

Flora Coker as Denise Corey

Ericka Wade as Ola Lawrence

Malaina Moore as Shelley Woods

Megan Kim as Ms. Wei

Malkia Stampley as Ruby


Marti Gobel, Director

Rick Rasmussen, Scenic Designer

Lyndsey Kuhlmann, Costume Designer

David Cecsarini, Sound Designer

Heidi Salter, Properties Mistress

Kemet Gobel, Composer

Brielle Richmond, Directing Intern

Michael van Dreser, Location Coordinator

Timothy Moder, Videographer

Jessica Connelly, Production Stage Manager

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Contact Information

Tickets can be used to view PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE anytime between February 15 and March 7. Please contact our ticket office at (414) 278-0765 or with questions.