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Powerful, intimate storytelling

Like everyone else, we are riding out the storm and trying to stay safe. We hope you and your loved ones are doing the same.


Guest House Theatre is eager to share powerful, intimate stories with you. While we wait to safely announce the dates and other details of our first season, we hope you will tune in to our Facebook page every Wednesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. for live entertainment. Children’s books, poetry reading, dog training tips–we’ve got it all.


We appreciate your support. All of us at Guest House Theatre wish you good health and peace of mind.

Plays in the Garden

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Join Guest House Theatre for an afternoon of live-streamed readings of three fantastic short plays!  Written by GHT co-founder and professional playwright Karen Saari, the GHT core company will perform them with your entertainment and safety in mind.

Here’s the scoop:  We are eager to share our work, our passion, and our stories with you.  But we also want everyone to be safe.  So we are adapting!  We have created an afternoon of entertainment that you can enjoy from the comfort of your sofa, patio, toilet . . . wherever you happen to be sitting.  (No judgement.)

Marvel at their social distance!

Be amazed at their use of personal protective equipment!!

Ogle the beauty and safety of the online format for you and the actors!!!

Check out the eventbrite link to reserve a FREE TICKET to this event.  By streaming online, you stay safe, and we get to test the bounds of our technical knowledge as we work to engineer even more events for you in the near future.

Again, this is a free event, but it does take time and talent, money and materials to make these shows happen.  We ask that you consider making a donation to Guest House Theatre to ensure local, professional theatre continues to evolve and emerges on the other side of Covid-19.


Our First Season

Cry it Out

By Molly Smith Metzler

Dates and location to be confirmed

Two new mothers from vastly different backgrounds form a friendship over coffee and baby monitors in their adjoining backyards. This comedy with dark edges shows us the ridiculous joys and lows of new parenthood, the wonders of friendship, the challenge of returning to work and the effect of class on modern parenting.
Directed by David Pausch.

Best in Snow

Details to be confirmed


Celebrate the happy and not so happy aspects of the holiday season with monologues by local and regional writers. Details to follow.

Dave Pausch directiry


Future productions

We are already considering plays for our second season in 2021-22. We are busy reading and seeking work that we feel Madison area audiences will enjoy. Is there a play or a writer whose work you’ve seen that you want to tell us about? Contact us here or engage with us on social!