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WLC Theatre Presents "Quilters"

WLC Theatre Presents "Quilters"

March 27, 2023 by Office of Marketing and Communication Fine Arts
WLC Theatre Presents "Quilters"

"Quilters" will be Prof. Sierszyn's Final Production

April 21-23 and 27-30
Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Music and Lyrics by Barbara Damashek
Directed by Prof. Jay Sierszyn

MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin Lutheran College's Theatre Department presents its season finale, Quilters, which is a musical patchwork of stories and songs that centers on the challenges, hardships, triumphs, and joys of the American pioneer family. The show focuses primarily on the experiences of girls and women striving to find and express their identity, establish and hold together the family, and weather the frequent storms.

Jay Sierszyn headshotJay Sierszyn, associate professor and director of theatre at Wisconsin Lutheran College, will retire this summer after 21 years of service to the college. This production is his swan song as a director. In a recent interview, Sierszyn said, "In Quilters, we hear many of these little stories, or 'patches,' and just like a quilt, they become part of a larger thing that is passed on from generation to generation."

Whether serving as director, designer, or producer, Sierszyn was intricately involved in almost every Raabe Theatre production throughout his WLC career. To him, a good show is one that connects students and audiences to something known, while at the same time exposing them to the unknown: "If it's too cliche, and there's nothing new and nothing different, then it's a snooze. On the other hand, a story shouldn't be so imbued in a different culture or be told in such a way that people have no idea what's going on. No, we need enough of what we recognize, and yet be told something new."

Read the full interview with Prof. Sierszyn on the Theatre webpage, and don't miss his final production!



  • Abigail Berg
  • Kendra Boyer
  • Hannah Centinario
  • Elisa Hatton
  • Elise Johnson
  • Hannah Lucht
  • Brianna Neuberger


Tickets cost $15 and are available online or from the Box Office at 414.443.8802.

Free tickets are available for WLC students, faculty, and staff.

Note: The play contains mature themes.

  • Friday, April 21, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 30, 2023 - 2:30 p.m.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a nationally ranked Christian college in Milwaukee that serves nearly 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students through its on-campus and online programming. The college, which prepares students for lives of Christian leadership, is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience.