Take It Off the Shelf! - Forward Theater Company - 09/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Take It Off the Shelf!

Community Room

Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 21-27) at the Central Library with the kickoff event of an eight performance run of Forward Theatre’s Take It Off the Shelf!  This event will feature Forward Theatre actors performing monologues reflecting on banned books throughout the ages from various points of view.  The first performance will occur at the Central Library on September 24 at 7 pm.  Take It Off the Shelf! is funded by a grant from Beyond the Page, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in Dane County libraries.   This series compliments Forward Theater’s Out of the Fire: The Banned Books Monologue Festival on February 26-28, 2015.


For more information, more performances, and other similar events in Dane County libraries, see  For more about Out of the Fire, see

Forward Theater Company

Forward Theater Company

Forward Theater Company is a not-for-profit professional theater company founded to  provide exceptional theater experiences for area audiences and give professional actors, designers, and directors an artistic home.


It was also founded in order to create jobs for many of the talented actors, designers, technicians, directors, and other theater artists who live in this area. Our work not only supports Wisconsin playwrights, it provides hands-on experience for students in area college theater programs.


Madison and its surrounding communities have always been supportive of the arts in many forms — theater, music, dance and visual arts presented by amateur, semi-professional, and professional organizations. Forward Theater Company is proud be a resident organization in the beautiful Overture Center for the Arts, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to explore great dramas and provoke conversations about the issues that matter the most.

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