Great Youth Theater at Stoughton Opera House!

Here is a great-sounding show coming up in next weekend, March 16-18, that highlights FIVE Dane County 4H members!

Group of Young Performers Take on
The Importance of Being Earnest with a Twist

1/08/12, MADISON – 608 Productions, a new youth theater group made up of and led by
10 young actors and technicians, will perform The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar
Wilde this March at the Stoughton Opera House. The company features many youth
actors who have already performed in major shows in Madison and surrounding areas.
608 Productions’ goal is to create high quality theater for everyone to enjoy and they are
set to do just that with a mature and excited attitude about the upcoming show.
Performers and technicians of 608 Productions have been involved in such shows as
Broom Street Theater’s The Lamentable Tragedie of Scott Walker, Actor’s Factory’s The
Diviners and Novel Ideas, American Players Theater’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,
various shows at The Bartell, and more. Some of the performers have received critical
acclaim for performances. A reviewer for The Isthmus referred to Ben Otto, who plays
John Worthing, as an “engaging protagonist” for his performance as Jon Erpenbach in
The Lamentable Tragedie of Scott Walker. All of the actors in the company have been
involved with the now-disbanded popular youth theater company, The Actor’s Factory,
which has received high praise from local critics. The Importance of Being Earnest is a
very old and popular play and the members of 608 Productions are eager to make it both
unique and enjoyable for audiences.
With energy and enthusiasm from a budding company, 608 Productions earnestly invites
people of all ages to attend their debut show, The Importance of Being Earnest.
608 Productions is a new youth theater company which strives to perform high quality
theater for all ages. Shows are designed and led almost exclusively by the youth in the

Information about the Show:
Performances will run at the Stoughton Opera House March 16th and 17that 7:30 PM and
March 18th at 2:30 PM.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children under 5
are free.

For reservations, call Stoughton Opera House box office at (608) 877-4400 or
visit their website (

More information about the show
can be found at

If you would like more information about the show or want to schedule an interview with
members of the company, please call Elly Craig at (608) 212-7539 or email Elly at


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