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Madison Yelpers “P” Themselves @ American Players Theatre



Minds out of the gutter, not that kind of P… we're talking Potluck, Ponzi Vineyard Pinots, a tour of Production spaces, a Play (The Two Gentleman Of Verona), and because this was part of Yelp's Big Bite: Pizza!, Palatable Picnic additions in the form of Pizza with locally milled wheat flour crust and locally sourced toppings from The Kitchen at Arcadia Books. (Whew!) It was all part of Yelp Madison's "P" Party at American Players Theatre

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Ok let's be honest, Wisconsin's no hop, skip, or jump to The Globe, but taking in some Shakespeare is as easy as setting for Spring Green, and what's more, you can picnic on the grounds prior! Lexie G gabs, "The Kitchen at Arcadia Books provided some excellent pizza. Fennel pizza? I'm a foodie, but I'd never think of that! Delicious," and Kate T touts, "The potluck aspect was great, there
was an excellent smorgasbord of salads, meats, cheeses, hummus,
crackers, tortellini with pesto…" And what better way to wash down  amazing eats than great grapes! Joe Tarpey of Wirtz Beverage was on hand sampling Ponzi Vineyard Pinots.

    
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Yelpers were treated to a pre-show chat about the play and what it's like to perform there from actress Abbey Siegworth, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona this summer. Sara Young of APT talked about the history of the space and Jacki Singleton of The Kitchen chatted about her approach to pizza and what it's like to split her time between kitchen chef and APT stage manager! We were also treated to a tour of the
backstage production and storage facilities before the show which Scrantz L loved! "1000 hats!
500 cloaks! 600 jerkins! boxes upon boxes of prop apples, bread and
other foods." She also explains, "every wig is made by hand from
real hair," and mentions "the millinery was awesome (the hat shop)."

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Finally, everyone
grabbed their seats in the gorgeous Up The Hill theatre for a show under the stars. Lu Ann O opines, "The play was well performed and nicely
balanced between poignant moments and lighthearted comedy. The outdoor
theater provides for unexpected wildlife additions – a whippoorwill made
an appearance!"

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Special thanks to Sara, Michele and the entire team at American Players Theatre for welcoming us into your space and giving us a peak at how you put together a production. Thanks to Jacki at The
Kitchen at Arcadia Books for making our bellies happy and Joe of Wirtz Beverage for sharing some Ponzi Vineyards wines with us. Thanks also to Stephanie Kluz
for snapping some stellar pics.

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