Up next at the Bartell Theatre…
DicePostcardWEBOF DICE AND MEN shows the world that most D&D gamers aren’t isolated, virgin-for-life losers: theirs is a social hobby not unlike poker or fantasy football. The play explores the rich friendships and romantic lives of a group of lifelong friends who are not stereotypical, Cheetos-stained, acne-blighted geeks. AT ALL. These men and women are attractive, smart, charming… and facing some major changes in their lives. Humor, brutal honesty and the good-natured kidding of people who know each other far too well culminate in an unforgettable evening that will make you laugh and think – and do so in a way that celebrates the power of gaming to bring people together, never once apologizing for it.


  • John Francis: Brent Holmes (Mercury debut)
  • John Alex: Cam Shimniok
  • Jason: Allen Jeanette (Mercury debut)
  • Tara: Sarah Edlund (Mercury debut)
  • Linda: Justine Kolb (Mercury debut)
  • Brandon: Jim Caston (Mercury debut)

There will be a talk-back with MATT FORBECK following the performance on Saturday, May 20th.

Matt on Madeline IslandMATT FORBECK is an award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author and game designer with over thirty novels and countless games published to date. His latest work includes the Star Wars: Rogue One junior novel, DUngeonology, Captain America: The Ultimate Guide to the First Avenger, Halo: New Blood, the Magic: the Gathering comics, The Marvel Encyclopedia, and the upcoming Shotguns & Sorcery tabletop role-playing game based on his novels. He lives in Beloit, WI with his wife and five children, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com


Photos from Past Productions

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