Wisconsin’s American Players Theater is #1 with Wall Street Journal Critic
If your travels in the coming year take you to the Spring Green area of Wisconsin, then you must take in a performance of the American Players Theatre. Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout named APT the Best Company and “The Cure at Troy” the Best Play of 2011. Here’s an excerpt from the story: Wisconsin's American Players Theatre, located in Spring Green, Frank Lloyd Wright's home town, has been putting on first-class productions in its 1,148-seat amphitheatre since 1979. When it opened a second indoor stage, the handsome 200-seat Touchstone Theatre, in 2009, APT decisively established itself as one of America's most ambitious and consistently impressive classical summer festivals. This year's offerings included an overwhelmingly moving small-stage version of "The Cure at Troy," Seamus Heaney's English-language adaptation of Sophocles' "Philoctetes," directed by David Frank, APT's artistic director. A perfect embodiment of the company's serious yet unpretentious style, "The Cure at Troy" was the best show of any kind that I saw in 2011. The 2012 APT schedule has just been posted and includes Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and “The Royal Family” written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, among others. Spend the night at Silver Star B&B Inn or Hill Street Bed and Breakfast, both with Spring Green addresses.