In collaboration with Theatre MXT. Written by Edward Morgan & John Kishline, directed by Edward Morgan, choreographed by Dani Kuepper, film by Kym McDaniel.

Levi Fisher Ames was a self-taught woodcarver, a Civil War vet who carved a menagerie of real and mythical animals and took his show on the road. This interdisciplinary piece imagines Levi on his final day, his memories, family, showmanship and his fantastical relationship with the creatures he created. Comic and tragic, poetic and bizarre, Against the Grain explores an artist’s world, a family, mortality and old-time Wisconsin entertainment. Featuring John Kishline as Levi Fisher Ames. Photo: Kym McDaniel.

Join us for post-show talkbacks both Saturdays, October 20 and 27! Each talkback will last approximately 20 minutes.

The Guest Artist/Collaborator/Actor Fees for this production are sponsored by John Shannon and Jan Serr.

Please select a performance

Advance Purchase Tickets:

Reserved Seating - $27.00

General Admission - $22.00

Student & Senior - $16.00

Walk-Up Tickets:

General Admission - $25.00

Student & Senior - $18.00