Finding Human

10 years ago, James was sentenced to Florida’s death row for the brutal murder of a priest. He never provided a reason for his actions, but rather accepted his guilt in silence. This is the story of the last week of this man’s life and some of the people that share his immediate world. Each of them trying their best to answer the question: why?

Advisory note: This show deals with issues of sexual abuse as well as issues of physical abuse. Recommended for mature audiences only.

Finding Human TRAILER from Rob Matsushita on Vimeo.

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Ten Dollar House


Based on a true story, Ten Dollar House introduces us to Bob Neal, a London interior decorator who returns to his failing Wisconsin hometown of Mineral Point in 1934 and hires a local man, Edgar Hellum, to help him restore a historic rock cottage. It is a humorous and touching look at a life two men spend together. Their restoration

anchors what has become a thriving artistic community in Mineral Point today.

Ten Dollar House was a semifinalist in Pride Films and Plays’ Great Gay Screenplay Competition.

Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer live in Evanston, Illinois and write plays for children as part of their work at Evanston Public Library.

Tickets are $11 and are available at the door.

Reservations can be made at


Ten Dollar House TRAILER from Rob Matsush...

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Greetings from Fitzwalkerstan

Greetings_PosterThe improbable tale of the rise and fall of S. Winsome Walker, 45th governor of the State of Wisconsin. Written by Brian Leahy Doyle, directed Odari Kimani, with original songs by Michael Dilthey and Brian Leahy Doyle.”



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The Nails

Broom Street Theater is proud to present The Nails, written by Doug Reed (“The Lamentable Tragedie Of Scott Walker”, “Nottingham!”) and directed by Rob Matsushita (“900”, “Civil”) . This is a fast-paced corporate fairy tale about love, business, and dismemberment. Also, talking animals.

One cold night, Kella Winter is tossed from her home into a frozen wasteland with only a toy penguin named Xylorc to keep her company. Desperate for shelter, she takes a job with The Corporation – a company entirely composed of talking animals. She fights to keep her mind and body together among evil walruses, sentient copiers, and a vengeful Alexander Graham Bell from an alternate dimension.

It’s Lewis Carroll with a desk job. It’s Aesop on acid.

The cast of The Nails features a number of longtime Madiso...

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Held_PosterThis dark, dreamy musical is the culmination of Broom Street Theater’s 45th Anniversary season. Three childhood friends, one with extraordinary powers, find themselves trapped in a place where time seems to stand still and the only way out is unthinkable. Traveling on a twisted timeline, Held follows the three as they struggle to grow within the bonds of lifelong friendship and discover what really holds them together. A piano, a cello, and an upright bass accompany the cast through a poetic script and nine hauntingly beautiful original songs.

Held is an original musical created by Kelly Maxwell (book and lyrics) and Meghan Rose (music). It is Maxwell’s directorial debut...

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