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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Paul and Moore are marvelous as the two passionate teachers who find themselves in a complicated battle of principles in which there is no winner.– Marilyn Jozwik, Wisconsin Theatre Spotlight
Thanks to Gobel’s sharp directing, Principal Principle feels every bit as present and engaging as live theater … A sophisticated ensemble delivers on a very complex working relationship in another work of considerable depth by Next Act.– Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express
Zarrow calls his play a satire … But other scenes and issues here are painfully realistic– Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
It’s an online production that you’d swear was taking place at Next Act Theatre’s attractive home stage– Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee