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Coming soon: "A Time to Live"

About the only theater company in town that gives regular performances of works by local playwrights is tiny Windfall Theatre, and it is at it again.

The company will present "A Time to Live" by Milwaukee playwright and actor Howard Goldstein, opening tonight, Feb. 15 and running through March 2.

The play is set in the city near the Lake Michigan shore. The one-act play centers on a year in the life of a recently married couple, Richard and Madeline, who feel they finally "got it right" when they found each other and fell in love.

Richard is an Eastern philosophy studies professor and Madeline is a successful doctor whose decision to stop her cancer treatment sets Richard on a caregiver's journey challenging them both to learn in four brief passing seasons how to hold on when receiving love and to let go when giving love all the while staying in the present moment during a time to live.

Two Windfall favorites, Christopher Elst and the marvelously talented Beth Monhollen, appear in the play. Tickets can be purchased through the box office, (414) 332-3963, or at the performance at the Village Church, 130 E. Juneau Ave.

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