Driftless Area Land Conservancy

House Hunters: Erickson Edition

The Driftless Area Land Conservancy and Let’s Play Outside Productions, in association with 16th Street Theater, wish to announce the performance of a new, outdoor play, House Hunters: Erickson Edition.  The play will be performed at the Erickson Conservation Area in Argyle on Saturday, October 6th,  with two performances at 11 am and 2 pm.  In case of inclement weather, the play will be performed on Sunday, October 7th, again with two performances at 11 am and 2 pm.  The play is free of charge but reservations are required.

House Hunters: Erickson Edition is a play for all ages but especially for children.  A comedy, it features some of the fascinating creatures who call Erickson Conservation Area home.  The play is unique in that it is an outdoor, traveling play.  This means that audience members will walk from spot to spot to watch each scene of the play, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Erickson Conservation Area as they go.

House Hunters: Erickson Edition tells the story of a hard-to-please House Hunter who wants to build her dream home in the country.  Her Realtor takes her to the Erickson Conservation Area to pick the perfect site.  But as they walk through Erickson, they discover that the land might already be occupied.  With the help of a good-natured Naturalist and the many colorful animals who live at Erickson, the House Hunter and the Realtor gain a new appreciation for the land and a new understanding of its value.

The run-time of the play is approximately 40 minutes.  The play travels a short, quarter-of-a-mile path in the Erickson Conservation Area.  It begins at the kiosk at the west end of the Argyle Legion Community Park, off of Highway 78.  After the play, audience members are invited to walk the loop trail at Erickson Conservation Area and enjoy spectacular views of the Pecatonica River.

The play was written by Rebecca Gilman, who teaches playwriting at Northwestern University and is also a Wisconsin Master Naturalist.  It is directed by Ann Filmer, Artistic Director of 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, IL and the cast includes Ayanna Bria Bakari, Debbie Banos, Mark West, Gabby Diaz, C. Jaye Miller, Nicole Tuthill – all of whom are professional actors from Chicago.

Place: Erickson Conservation Area, Argyle, WI.  Meet at the kiosk at the west end of the Argyle Legion Community Park, off of Highway 78.

Time: Saturday, October 6th at 11 am and 2 pm.

Rain date: Sunday, October 7th at 11 am and 2pm.

Rain Policy: We will wait until at least fifteen minutes before the play begins, so that we can wait and gauge the actual weather patterns rather than relying on forecasts.  If either of the two shows on Saturday, October 6th are canceled because of inclement weather, we will reschedule that performance for the same time on Sunday, October 7th.

Admission: Free, but reservations are required.  To reserve a spot, please email info@driftlessconservancy.org or call (608) 930-3252.  In your message, be sure to include which of the two performances you wish to attend and the number of people attending.

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