Last summer, friends in Madison introduced me to the American Players Theatre, which performs outdoors in a picturesque setting near Spring Green, Wisconsin, during the warm months of the year. The theater, which offers a repertory of plays, was founded in the late 1970s and attracts visitors from all over.
The grounds of the theater are set in a steep hillside. At the bottom is the parking lot, above which is a thickly wooded picnic area with abundant table seating, where theater-goers unpack all sorts of elaborate picnic dinners and regale themselves before heading up the hill to what proved to be a rustic but not too rustic amphitheater. (The theater has since been rebuilt and improved in preparation for the 2017 season.)
The night we attended, we saw a wonderful production of Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. This year, we’ll be seeing A Flea in Her Ear, which Georges Feydeau wrote in 1907.