Upcoming Shows & Events

A Fierce Longing

by John Schneider

Fri June 1 - Sat June 2

A Fierce Longing closes out Theatre Project's 40th Anniversary Season with a limited run June 1 - 9. Directed by John C. Wilson, this is a highly visual, multi-media production that borrows stylistically from Japanese theater traditions. 

The play is drawn from the life and work of the Nobel-nominated Japanese novelist and playwright Yukio Mishima. A Fierce Longing chronicles his life, his work, and his turmoil. A complex man, Mishima struggled with family issues, wrestled with a St. Sebastian fetish and homosexual desires, sought fame and celebrity for his Nobel-nominated writing, and desired to honor the Emperor and the Samurai tradition through his ultra-conservative political views and formation of a militia. Ultimately, he committed seppuku, ritual suicide, in 1970.

Written by John Schneider, A Fierce Longing was developed in workshop by the company members of Milwaukee's Theatre X and first performed at Theatre Project in 1978.

The cast includes Skyler Brungardt, Rich Buchanan, Melainie Eifert, Sam Haidar, Naoko Maeshiba, Brian Naughton, Chad Short, Lorrie Smith, and Nathalie Smith.

The opening of A Fierce Longing is part of Theatre Project's 40th Anniversary "Homecoming Weekend." Events will include free performances, a gala reception, door prizes, and special events.

Homecoming Schedule:

Opening Night June 1

This will be a "Pass the Hat" performance in honor of Theatre Project's beginnings as a free theatre.

Suggested donation $10.

Opening Weekend Gala ~ Saturday, June 2

Pre-show reception and silent auction, followed by the performance of A Fierce Longing and after-show gathering.

Tickets are $40 in celebration of Theatre Project's 40th Anniversary.

Theatre Project Open House ~ Sunday, June 3

This is a family friendly event that will be Free and open to the public, featuring a potluck picnic, door prizes, and performances throughout the afternoon. Click here to find out more.

To buy tickets on-line click below.



Friday Jun 1 11:00 pm
Saturday Jun 2 11:00 pm
Thursday Jun 7 11:00 pm
Friday Jun 8 11:00 pm
Saturday Jun 9 11:00 pm
Ticket Prices:
June 2 Gala $40.00
General Admission $20.00
Sen/Art/Mil $15.00
Student $10.00