West Bend Theatre Company announces nonprofit partner for ‘Our Town’

Published on September 9th, 2021

Proceeds from October performances to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Washington & Dodge Counties

West Bend Theatre Company is pleased to announce a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington & Dodge Counties for its upcoming production of “Our Town,” which opens Oct. 8.

“We are excited to partner with a fantastic local nonprofit organization such as Habitat for Humanity of Washington and Dodge Counties,” said Nicholas Dettmann, board of directors’ president for the West Bend Theatre Company. “We believe this partnership is a great opportunity for people of the area to learn more about the mission of Habitat for Humanity.”

Partnering with a nonprofit organization is at the core of what the West Bend Theatre Company is about, producing high-quality theater while raising awareness of a local nonprofit. Since its founding in 2017, the West Bend Theatre Company has raised more than $18,000 for local nonprofits, such as West Bend Masonic Lodge, West Bend Senior Activities Center, West Bend DeMolay Youth Leadership, United Way of Washington County, Citizen Advocates of Washington County, West Bend Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Kettle Moraine Symphony.

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Habitat works toward a vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.

"Habitat for Humanity of Washington & Dodge Counties is blessed to be partnering with the West Bend Theatre Company this fall,” said Russell Wanta, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Washington & Dodge Counties. Without the support of our community partners, we are unable to fulfill our mission of bringing affordable and safe housing to families in need. The model that the WBTC uses to bring great theater to the community while at the same time helping other nonprofits is unique to our area and we appreciate all of their support."

“Our Town” is a three-act play written by Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1938. The play tells the story of a fictional town and the lives of its citizens in the early 1900s. Jim Johnson, a veteran actor and director, will direct the play.

Show dates are Oct. 8-10 and Oct. 15-17 and will be held at the West Bend Masonic Lodge, 301 N. University Drive, West Bend.

Tickets are on sale now for $21. All seats are general admission.

Founded in 2010, incorporated in 2017, the West Bend Theatre Company is a nonprofit theater entity presenting live theater, camps, workshops, and special events. The mission of the West Bend Theatre Company is to celebrate, enhance, and inspire by producing excellent theatre and by giving back to the community.

West Bend Theatre Company unveils cast for ‘Our Town’
Cast set for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Want to receive news and updates?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about your privacy.