NEW?ULM - When he wrote the 2012 History of Beer, playwright Paul Warshauer thought he had said nearly everything he could about the subject. However, he quickly learned there were at least three plays that could be written about the malted beverage. He presents his second Saturday in New Ulm.
The History of Beer, Part II opens Saturday, Nov. 9 at Turner Hall, 102 S. State St., New Ulm. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the dinner and show begin at 6:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are $25 per person and available at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, Turner Hall, or on line at www.newulact.com. Tickets include the performance and a three-course dinner with beer pairings throughout the evening.
The cast includes Tim Babel, Paul Henning, Tom Kaehler, Lori Mathiowetz, Judy Sellner, Paulie Warshauer and musician Jerry Chamberlain as the troubadour. This production is a New Ulm Actors Community Theatre (NUACT) dinner theater as part of its 2013-2014 season.
Musician Jerry Chamberlain, left, will play the troubadour in ‘History of Beer, Part II,’ which was written by Paul Warshauer, right, at Turner Hall on Saturday evening. Warshauer also is in the cast.
The show is a part sketch comedy and part song. Highlights include the origins of beer pong, the Finnish poetic beer saga Kalewala, and an original song dedicated to the founder of Prohibition: The Volstead Polka. The show also features a section where the audience is asked to identify various beer company jingles or theme songs.
For more information or a season brochure, please contact the NUACT ticket office at (507) 359-9990.