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Dates: Friday, April 8, 2016 - Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 8-9, 15-16, “DEARLY DEPARTED”. Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark, Freeport. April 8, 15-16: 7:30 pm; April 9: 2 pm and 7:30 pm. In the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. When the patriarch of the Turpin family keels over dead, the struggle to get him buried involves the whole clan, including the not-so-grieving widow who wants to put “Mean and Surly” on the tombstone. Amidst the chaos, the Turpins turn for comfort to their friends and neighbors, an eccentric community of misfits who just manage to pull together and help each other through their hours of need. $15. (815-232-7023)

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Dates: Friday, September 22, 2017 - Saturday, September 23, 2017

September 15,16,22,23, “THE PLAY’S THE THING”. Winneshiek Playhouse, 228 W. Clark, Freeport. September 15,16,22: 7:30 pm; September 23: 2 pm and 7:30 pm. On a surprise visit to a castle on the Italian Riviera, the pointed and deadly barbs fly fast and furious among this group of charming sophisticates, including Turai and his collaborator, along with young composer, Albert Adam, and his prima donna fiance, Ilona. When Albert overhears his beloved being wooed in her boudoir, Turai tells him it is all a silly mistake, explaining to the smitten young man that the passionate scene was merely a rehearsal for a new play. To support his fabrication, Turai stays up all night to write a play, including the overheard love talk. The next day during a public rehearsal, their suggestive dialogue is reborn as an innocent, harmless bit of theatre-play. $15. (815-232-7023)