The Curse of an Aching Heart set to take the Raabe Theatre stage

Date Posted: February 4, 2010

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MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Lutheran College theatre department will present The Curse of an Aching Heart on February 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 2010. All performances will take place in the Raabe Theatre. The Sunday, February 21 show is at 3 p.m., while all others take place at 8 p.m. 

Written by Herbert E. Swayne and directed by Prof. Jan Gompper, The Curse of an Aching Heart (Trapped in a Spider's Web) is a takeoff on the melodramas that were popular in the late 1800s. Come and boo at the villain and applaud for the hero in this modern treatment of an old-fashioned gay-nineties melodrama. Melody Lane (who will touch your heart like a song) falls into the hands of the villainous Windermere Hightower, who expects her to participate in his criminal schemes. She flees to the None Such Ranch, where she falls in love with the stalwart Lucius Goodenough. Of course, Windermere appears at the ranch and tries to force his attentions on Melody, while also implicating Lucius in a theft. Disguises, dirty deeds, and downright silliness abound in The Curse of an Aching Heart.

The Raabe Theatre is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 seniors and $6 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

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