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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.


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.

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen


Details to be confirmed


To better understand the younger sibling she barely knew, Agnes teams up with a Dungeons and Dragons master named Chuck. Agnes uncovers sides of young Tilly she never knew, in a world full of warriors, elves, ogres and dominatrix women in this often funny story of loss and acceptance. Directed by Whitney Derendinger.

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!