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Shakespeare From The Ground‎ Inaugural Event At Pearl Street Brewery

One of Shakespeare’s Plays, No director, One Rehearsal, at a Bar.

The newly formed Shakespeare From the Ground theater ensemble in La Crosse announces their first production in partnership with Pearl Street Brewery. They will be bringing Twelfth Night to life in a unique way Tuesday, January 7th, 2020. The group is modeled after the premise developed by Chicago’s The Back Room Shakespeare Project of performing one of Shakespeare’s plays in the spirit in which it was written.

In Shakespeare’s theatre, the audience was an unruly bunch of drunks. His actors had no director and they rehearsed only fights and dances. The Project is a culture and a set of ideas that is quickly being replicated across the country. They have official chapters in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. Similar groups are popping up in communities across the country and Shakespeare From The Ground is the newest inception in La Crosse, WI.

Chuck Charbeneau has been instrumental in putting together a group of local and regional actors who are willing to throw caution to the wind for one night as they tackle one of Shakespeare’s plays—Twelfth Night in this case—with no direction, and only one rehearsal before going on stage… or Pearl Street Brewery in their case.

Charbeneau, who has degrees in computer science and theater, has been teaching improv for over two decades, and has acted in several local theater productions. “I had the opportunity to see The Back Room Shakespeare Project – (BRSP) in Chicago, picked up Samuel Taylor’s book ‘My Life with the Shakespeare Cult,’ and fell in love with the idea.” Said Chuck.

Local actors include: Chuck Charbeneau, Rick Gramlich, Megan Gunderson, Josh & Jacob Kaiser, Greg Parmeter, Devin Simko, Matt Springer, Kelsey Taunt, Joeann Tesar, Emily Ware, Jim Warsinske, Sam White as well as Whitney Graham (Madison, WI), Dawn Havican (Dubuque, IA), and Sara Pillatzki Warzeha (Minneapolis, MN).

“This process will be like no other show I’ve been in,” says Jacob Kaiser, “It’s going to be an excellent experience and a huge chance for personal growth as an actor.” Jacob is a senior at Aquinas High School. Some of his favorite roles include The Man in the Yellow Suit in Tuck Everlasting and singing “We Beseech Thee” in Godspell both at Aquinas as well as Aladdin in Aladdin Jr at La Crosse Community Theater.

For Rick Gramlich, “It is stepping back into the fire of scripted productions. If I’m going to jump let’s checkmark Shakespeare as something to add to my performing resume. Alas, into the flame I dost go!” Rick has been studying improv with Chuck Charbaneau over the last three years, but hasn’t been in a scripted stage production since high school.

You’re invited to find out firsthand what happens when this group of dedicated actors who understand their work take one of Shakespeare’s plays, eliminate the director, and are willing to step into the chaos. Mark your calendars for the inaugural performance from Shakespeare From the Ground: 12th Night for 12th Night!

What: Unrehearsed Shakespeare: 12th Night for 12th Night
When:  Tuesday, January 7, 2019  | Doors 6pm – Show 7-9pm
Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 St Andrew St, La Crosse, WI 54603
Cost: Free

About Shakesperae

Shakespeare From The Ground is based on the blueprint designed by The Back Room Shakespeare Project in Chicago—One of Shakespeare’s Plays, No director, One Rehearsal, at a Bar. The La Crosse, WI ensemble was formed in 2019 by Chuck Charbeneau who has a background in improv and theater. For more information about upcoming events, visit shakespearefromtheground.com or follow them on Facebook @Shakespearefromtheground or Twitter @shakespearefro1.

Media Contact 

Lisa K. Adams
(217) 638-0983
social@shakespearefromtheground.com

Pearl Street Brewery Announces Save The Date for 2020 Winter Ball

Pearl Street Brewery has set the dates of the 2020 Winter Ball for February 7-8, 2020. This yearly event kicks off Friday with a beer and food pairing from local chefs, Saturday follows up with one of a kind beer releases and multiple bands throughout the day. The theme this year will include a Polar Fest to compliment the experience of the Winter Ball.  A Sunday morning Hangover Breakfast” follows.

The ticketed event also includes VIP opportunities including early entry, a free growler coupon, food (while it lasts), a special VIP lounge area, and priority pours. More information to follow. 

What: 2020 Pearl Street Brewery Winter Ball

Where: Pearl Street Brewery – 1401 Saint Andrew Street 

La Crosse, WI 54603

When: February 7-8, 2020 

Cost: Ticketed (coming soon) 

Pearl Street Brewery Participates in the 2019 Wisconsin Brewers Guild Common Thread Beer

Pearl Street Brewery has once again participated in the Wisconsin Brewers Guild Common Thread Series. The Common Thread is a macro-collaboration created by more than 20 Wisconsin brewers who came together to share ideas and celebrate Wisconsin’s rich brewing heritage and culture.

The 2019 Common Thread Collaboration was brewed at Vintage Brewing Company in Sauk City. This year’s beer is a Cranberry Witbier with a touch of coriander, chamomile, and rose hips and a hint of tartness contributed by a partial kettle sour.  This beer has been described as a “Belgian-inspired unfiltered wheat ale with a tempting citrus/cranberry fruitiness, velvety smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness and juicy-tart berry finish” with 8 IBUs 5.4% ABV.

Wisconsin-grown Ingredients Include:

Malted Scarlett 2-row barley

– Malteurop, Milwaukee

Flaked oats, flaked wheat & malted wheat

– Briess Malting, Chilton

Cranberries & cranberry juice concentrate

– Badger State Fruit Processing

“Top Secret” varietal hops

– Gorst Valley Hops, Nekoosa

Coriander & rose hips

– Hopnology, Mazomanie

The Tart Cranberry Wit will be officially released in La Crosse at the Pearl Street Brewery tasting room on Thursday June 6, 2019 at the monthly meeting of their Mug Club. Doors open at 4pm (Open to the Public). Proceeds from Common Thread sales are contributed to the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.

About the Wisconsin Brewers Guild

The Guild’s mission is to promote and maintain standards of excellence in Wisconsin’s brewing industry. They provide a network that connects brewers, suppliers, retailers, and of course enthusiasts not only in Wisconsin but worldwide. By uniting the small and independent brewers across the state, the Guild has a stronger voice that aims to educate policy makers at the state and federal level about their industry and promote legislation that will allow the craft brewing industry to thrive.

Sprout for Kids Foundation is Stretching for A Cause

The Sprout for Kids Foundation and partners is proud to announce that they raised $894 in the first quarter of 2019 throughs its Poses & Pilates events taking place at Pearl Street Brewery, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to local charities including Essentials Health Clinic and New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers, Inc.

Since 2009 Pearl Street Brewery, in conjunction with On Three Printing and Design, has been raising funds for La Crosse area families, schools, and organizations through the Sprout for Kids Foundation, hitting over $30,000 raised for the community in 2018.

 

May Sprout Foundation / Pearl Street Brewery Events

May 12 – Pilates and Pints with Courageous Grace Fitness Studio

May 18 – Poses and Pints with Courageous Grace Fitness Studio

May 19 – Pilates and Pints with Courageous Grace Fitness Studio

May 25 – Poses and Pints with Sara Mae Yoga

May 26 – Pilates and Pints with Courageous Grace Fitness Studio

See more on our classes & events!

 

Sprout for Kids Foundation

Sprout for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that is 100% volunteer run, and all the dollars raised go right to where they are needed. Since its inception, Sprout for Kids Foundations has worked with a multitude of area nonprofits and organizations including; Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, Hunger Task Force, Valley View Rotary, Rotary After Hours, Joe Was Just Joe Foundation, Kiwanis, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Steppin’ Out in Pink, and many more.

More on Sprout for Kids!

 

About New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers

New Horizons Shelter and Outreach Centers is the only shelter within a 65-mile radius of the City of La Crosse. It’s a shelter for individuals and families who have experienced domestic and sexual abuse, was organized in 1978 through the cooperative efforts of an informal group of citizens in the La Crosse area who recognized the need for services to victims of domestic abuse. The organization and mission has grown substantially since that time, now reaching out to victims of sexual abuse, human-trafficking, and more. New Horizons is on the front lines advocating for and helping victims with many issues that some people may think do not exist in our community. August of 2018 marked 40 years of serving the community

nhagainstabuse.org

 

THE RETURN OF DANKENSTEIN!

Stop down to the Bodega Brewpub on Halloween night for a great lineup of beer you won’t find anywhere else!

Wed, Oct 31st  |  5-11pm

Dankenstein IIPA
Me, Myself & IPA
Funkadelicacy Sour Barrel-aged Blond Ale
Monkey Wrench’s new blood red lager (sneak preview)

Costume contest with $100 for best costume and other prizes

Live music by The Spaceheaters!!

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Monkey Wrench Concert and Beer Release

Monkey Wrench CD & RED Beer Release
“Some Kind of Pycho Killer”

Doors at 7pm  |Music at 7:30pm

$10 Tickets include entry and a 22oz. commemorative limited release bomber bottle.

Download the free Pearl Street Brewery App to purchase tickets.

Hard tickets available for sale after October 1st, at the Tasting Room.

Extra bomber bottles available for $5 each

 

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