2020/21 Virtual Season of Plays

Stay tuned! Tickets and Family All-Access Pass Memberships on sale September 1, 2020
More plays may be added

THE QUEST FOR SOLOMON’S TREASUREThe Quest for Solomon's Treasure
Developed by John Maclay and Jeremy Tardy
Streaming October 4 – November 15, 2020
Entire series available through May 2021

Tune in to this seven-episode world premiere web series streaming exclusively for First Stage audiences. Directed by First Stage alum and Hollywood actor Jeremy Tardy (68 Whiskey, Dear White People, Ballers) and written by First Stage Resident Playwright John Maclay (Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium, Nancy Drew and her Biggest Case Ever, Robin Hood), The Quest for Solomon’s Treasure follows six Milwaukee young people as they work together to solve clues in the ultimate treasure hunt to save the day. With new clues revealed each week in these 15-20 minute episodes, we invite the audience to help us solve this mystery… and maybe even win fabulous prizes! It’s a little bit Goonies, a little bit National Treasure, and one hundred percent Milwaukee.

For families with young people ages 8+ 

 Sponsored by
 Children's Wisconsin 

THE GIRL WHO SWALLOWED A CACTUS (In Your Home)The Girl Who Swallowed a Cactus
By Eric Coble
Streaming November 2 - 22, 2020

Directed by Jeff Frank
Featuring Milwaukee actress and First Stage alumna Karen Estrada 

School is out. Which is great except…there’s nothing to do. Sound familiar? And like you, Sheila and her friends are searching for something interesting to explore. What happens next? A walking, talking, and surprisingly well-dressed coyote shows up and the kids find themselves on the adventure of a lifetime! It’s exciting! It’s funny! It’s magical! Families will love this innovative, streamable production - made just for you!

For families with young people ages 7 – 15+

Sponsored by
 Children's Wisconsin 

By Qui Ngyuen
Streaming November 13 – 22, 2020

Presented by First Stage Theater Academy’s Advanced Acting students

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture – a heart pounding homage to the geek and warrior in us all. Please note: this production contains some mature language and mild adult themes.

For families with young people ages 14 – 18+

Sponsored by 

Molitor Foundation

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONAThe Two Gentlemen of Verona
By William Shakespeare

Streaming December 4 – 14, 2020

Stream it live December 4 at 7 pm, December 5 at 7 pm, and December 6 at 3:30 pm.
Stream the recorded performance through December 14.

Presented by the Young Company
Directed by Marcella Kearns

Betrayal. Love. Disguise. Join our award-winning Young Company as they present one of Shakespeare’s earliest and least performed plays.

For families with young people ages 13+

ESCAPE FROM PELIGRO ISLAND – A Create Your Own Adventure playEscape from Peligro Island
By Finegan Kruckemeyer
Stream it live January 29 at 7pm, January 30 at 1 & 3:30pm, January 31 at 1 & 3:30pm, February 5 at 7pm, and February 6 at 1 & 3:30 pm.

Callaway Brown - an unlikely young hero - has been stranded on a desert island, and it’s up to YOU to decide what happens next! In this interactive production, audience members vote on Callaway’s actions in an energetic romp through time and space. Will Callaway time travel to the Wild West and meet a talking horse? Develop superpowers and fight crime in the future? Or have a crush on a vampire? The choice is yours! This is create-your-own-adventure theatre, through your computer or your phone – you’ll be voting on the path for our hero. But think carefully before you make your choice. Callaway’s fate is in your hands! 

For families with young people ages 6+

Sponsored by
 Children's Wisconsin 

More to come! Look for more plays added to our Virtual Season.

Our Virtual Season of Plays is sponsored by 

Children's Wisconsin 

with additional support from
United Performing Arts Fund

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee Arts Board  Wisconsin Arts Board