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Will Durst returns to Sunset: March 11 & 12

Sunset Playhouse Presents:
BOOMERAGING with Will Durst
Written and Performed by William Durst

March 11, 2016 – March 12, 2016 : 7:30 PM
TICKETS
Adults – $20 (use code DURST and receive $5 off all adult tickets)

will-durst-sunset-playhouseWill Durst returns to Sunset Playhouse for two shows after sell-outs last year!
You don’t have to be a baby boomer to enjoy five-time Emmy nominee Will Durst’s new one-man show, “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG.” In fact, from the looks of the audiences Durst has been attracting in the long-running show this year in San Francisco, everyone loves to laugh at boomers, even young folk!

A Midwestern baby boomer with a media-induced identity crisis, WILL DURST, according to the New York Times is “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan and political pinatas upside their heads.
Reigning as C-SPAN’s favorite comic (8 appearances) Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the first American to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the show “Myth America.” He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will.

Getting old can be depressing, but Durst’s “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” is a morale-booster for his audience. “I am not as old as my parents were when they were my age,” he quips. “This is the oldest I’ve ever been … and I’m beginning to sense a pattern.”

Will Durst promises to “reveal the meaning of life by the end of the show.” Boomeraging is indeed a wonderfully uplifting show so grab your hearing aids and canes and see for yourself.

Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.

Eat at ParkSide 23 on Nov. 10th – Raise funds for Sunset

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Sunset will be holding a fundraiser at ParkSide 23, 2300 Pilgrim Square Drive, Brookfield, on Tuesday, November 10th.  If you eat lunch or dinner at ParkSide 23 on that day and give your server the flyer below, 25% of the cost of you meal will go to Sunset Playhouse.

ParkSide 23 is a wonderful restaurant with a large variety of wholesome, home grown food.  You will find may choices that you will enjoy.  Their phone number is:  262-784-7275.  Note:  They only take reservations for parties of 10 or more.  ParkSide 23 is located on the North East corner of North Avenue and Pilgrim Road.

So why not have a great lunch or dinner and support Sunset Playhouse.  Hope to see you on November 10th!

Click here to download the ParkSide 23 coupon – just print out and present to your server before ordering your meal and Sunset will receive 25%! (25% donated to Sunset is based on food purchase only – beverages not included in % determination)

You may also pick up the required flyer at Sunset’s box office on or before November 10th if desired.

Sunset Rummage Sale Coming Soon

Rummaging Around

It was with great anticipation that I went to a recent rummage sale at a very well-known theater here in the Milwaukee area. The chance to go backstage and see what sorts of costume and props treasures were available was so exciting that I planned my weekend around the sale. The chance of a lifetime, I figured. The long line of people waiting to get into the sale only heightened my excitement. This was going to be good! To my disappointment, however, the items with which the theater chose to part were less than breathtaking. One sad rack of costumes, several tables of mostly useless props…how utterly disappointing.

I would have gotten a great deal more satisfaction out of staying home and mowing the lawn.

While it would be amazing to have the resources (and budget) available to constantly buy new things, designers do their best to re-purpose as much as possible. I suppose that even larger theaters are under budget constraints and hold tightly to much of what they own, so it should have not come as a surprise that the pickings at the rummage sale were slim. But it never fails that every show will require the acquisition of at least a few new costumes or props, and every theater has a limited amount of storage space to hold all the many, many pieces it owns.

Volunteers here at Sunset all have the privilege of getting a backstage tour, where they can see just how crammed full of treasures our own storage areas tend to be. Between the small and large props storage areas, the costume loft, the costume shop and all sorts of nooks and crannies where things are kept, we are constantly looking for creative ways to organize and store the great trove of pieces we own. Our closets are bursting at the seams and it’s getting tough to figure out where to store anything new.

So, with that in mind, we are starting to get ready to host our own rummage sale sometime this summer. It’s time to clean out our stock of “stuff”….and we are betting on the fact that you are going to find some great treasures when we do. Not just one sad rack of costumes and a couple of tables of props, but all sorts of things that we simply can’t keep.

We can’t say just yet what will be available, but we can promise that you will have a good time searching through our treasures and will hopefully find a piece or two that belongs at your house. Perhaps it’s a costume you recognize from a show you’ve seen, or a prop for which you can find a brand new use….maybe even some furniture that your college-bound kids could use in their new apartments. Won’t it be fun to say that you own a little piece of Sunset?

No matter what, we hope to guarantee that it will certainly be more fun than mowing your lawn!

(Keep an eye out for information about the sale. It will be this summer, that much is certain, but the dates and times are yet to be determined.)

Will Durst in BOOMERAGING

Sunset Playhouse of Elm Grove – the gold standard of Community Theater providing Quality Theater & Educational Programs at affordable prices for more than 50 years is proud to present Will Durst in BOOMERAGING ON March 20th at 8:00PM & 21st at 3:00PM & 8:00PM.

You don’t have to be a baby boomer to enjoy five-time Emmy nominee Will Durst’s new one-man comic show, “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG.” In fact, from the looks of the audiences Durst has been attracting in the long-running show this year in San Francisco, everyone loves to laugh at boomers, even young folk!

A Midwestern baby boomer with a media-induced identity crisis, WILL DURST, according to the New York Times is “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan & political piñatas upside their heads.

Reigning as C-SPAN’s favorite comic – 8 appearances, Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee & recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year.

He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government & the first American to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the show “Myth America.”

He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes around the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will.

Getting old can be depressing, but Durst’s “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” is a morale-booster for his audience. “I am not as old as my parents were when they were my age,” he quips. “This is the oldest I’ve ever been … & I’m beginning to sense a pattern.”

Will Durst promises to “reveal the meaning of life by the end of the show.” Boomeraging is indeed a wonderfully uplifting show so grab your hearing aids & canes & see for yourself.  You won’t be able to stop laughing.

Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.

For tickets call the Sunset Playhouse box office at 262-782-4430 or order online at www.sunsetplayhouse.com.

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Will Durst in BOOMERAGING coming to Sunset

Will Durst, will perform his comedy show BOOMERAGING at Sunset on March 20th at 8:00PM and 21st at 3:00PM & 8:00PM.

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You don’t have to be a baby boomer to enjoy five-time Emmy nominee Will Durst’s new one-man comic show, “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG.” In fact, from the looks of the audiences Durst has been attracting in the long-running show this year in San Francisco, everyone loves to laugh at boomers, even young folk!

A Midwestern baby boomer with a media-induced identity crisis, WILL DURST, according to the New York Times is “quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” This equal opportunity offender is exceptionally adept at swatting both partisan and political pinatas upside their heads.

Reigning as C-SPAN’s favorite comic (8 appearances) Durst is a 5-time Emmy nominee and recipient of 7 consecutive nominations for the American Comedy Awards Stand Up of the Year. He is the first comic invited to perform at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the first American to be nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the show “Myth America.” He has racked up more than 400 television appearances in 14 different countries while slinging jokes areound the globe in his one man crusade to make people laugh out loud on purpose against their will.will_durst (1)

Getting old can be depressing, but Durst’s “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG” is a moral-booster for his audience. “I am not as old as my parents were when they were my age,” he quips. “This is the oldest I’ve ever been … and I’m beginning to sense a pattern.”

Will Durst promises to “reveal the meaning of life by the end of the show.” Boomeraging is indeed a wonderfully uplifting show so grab your hearing aids and canes and see for yourself.  You won’t be able to stop laughing.

Click here to purchase tickets or call our box office at 262-782-4430.

Will Durst’s performances are made possible by the First Amendment.

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