“Bekehrung von Temperenzwahn” / “Deliver Us From Temperance!” – A Theater Performance in German

May 4, 5, 6 at 7:30
UW–Madison Memorial Union Play Circle

A German-American comedy about love, local politics and drinking in 1853 Milwaukee. Written in German and originally performed in Milwaukee 160 years ago, Christian Essellen’s play offers an entertaining view of Wisconsin Germans around 1850 – and of issues that remain current today!

Performance by students of the UW–German Department. (in German.)
FREE. Reservations required.  Registration information and program details can be found here: http://german.lss.wisc.edu/new_web/?q=node/344

The play will also be performed in Milwaukee May 8 at 6pm at Nicolet High School in the Community Room/Studio Theater (Room F-106) 6701 North Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale, WI 53217

“Deliver Us From Temperance!” : The History Behind the Play

Join us for a lecture by Professor Cora Lee Kluge about the historical background of the German-American play that was first performed in 1853 in Milwaukee and will be presented again by students of the UW–Madison German Department in May.

April 16, Thursday, 7pm, Union South
Lecture, Cora Lee Kluge
“Deliver Us From Temperance!”
Christian Essellen’s Play on Milwaukee’s German-Language Stage