Madison Club History & Culture Programming 2017
Join the Madison Club's History & Culture Club for a year of great events:
An Evening with Brenda DeVita, Artistic Director, American Players Theatre
Wednesday, February 1 at 5:45 PM
In its 37 years, American Players Theatre has grown from an audacious dream to one of the leading classical theaters in the country. Artistic Director Brenda DeVita will share how she ended up running a theater in the middle of the Wisconsin woods and what she believes to be some of the keys to APT’s success: that good storytelling is more than just entertainment; that a little isolation, such as that found in the woods near Spring Green, is a boon to the artistic process, and that how you do your work is as important as the work you do.
Brenda DeVita has been with APT since 1995, and has served in many capacities. Among her many accomplishments is the establishment of the Acting Apprentice program, now in its 10th year. Brenda has also grown APT’s voice and text department to become among the most robust and respected in the country.
For the Love of Lincoln: Two-Day Trip to Springfield, Illinois
Thursday, May 18 - Friday, May 19, 2017
Trip highlights to include: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Lincoln's Tomb (Oak Ridge Cemetary), the Dana-Thomas House, and dinner at the Sangamo Club. Watch upcoming communications for full details.
Alexander Hamilton - The Playwright vs. The Historian
with John Kaminski, Ph.D., Director, The Center for the Study of the American Constitution (UW-Madison)
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5:45 PM
The success of the Broadway play "Hamilton" begs the question, "Did they get it right?" In this entertaining talk, John Kaminski explores the incredible story of Alexander Hamilton from Broadway's perspective and as an historian. Kaminski is a noted scholar on the American Founding era. His most recent book is Alexander Hamilton–From Obscurity to Greatness.
"The 1950s, as seen in Hollywood Films"
with Jack Rhodes, Ph.D., Retired Chair, Department of Communications, Miami University of Ohio
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:45 AM
In an informative lecture, Prof. Rhodes examines how Hollywood has depicted the 1950s. An experienced film history professor, Dr. Rhodes spent 36 years as an educator and administrator at Colorado College, University of Utah, and Miami University in Ohio.
Registration is open to all Madison Club members and their guests. Attend all three on-site events (February, August and October) for the season price of $120 per person. Individual events are $45 per person. Please watch future communications for full itinerary and pricing details of the May trip to Springfield.