Stoughton Village Players
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Medals on MainMedals on Main Street
Or Where's Ole?
(Lutefisk, Frokosten
til vinnere)

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Tickets available at the door for 2:30pm, 4:00pm and 7:00pm Saturday, May 20

In early 2016 the writers of the annual Syttende Mai show were (so they claim) kidnapped and held for ransom. With no ransom forthcoming (nobody noticed they were gone), they were released, but not in time to produce their usual farce for Stoughton's May celebration. We are happy to report that the writers are back, safe and relatively sound, and have come up with a new show for 2017.

In it, we are told, Ole has been implicated in a burglary at a certain Stoughton institution, and it's up to Lena and Nephew Odvar to get to the bottom of things. Meanwhile, they have to find creative ways to repay the money the mayor is demanding. Please join us in welcoming our usual actors back to the stage for this misadventure in mistakes, misapprehensions, misunderstandings and a missing Ole.

Syttende Mai 2017 Cast

Lena: Arlene Minor
Ole: Merlin Luschen
Bob: Tony Hill
Ray: Phil Evans
Rugna: Tracy Markle
Odvar: Mikey Jarlsberg
Chief Leck: Tim Markle
Guide: Tim McNurlen
Mayor: Carol Roy

City Council
Steiner: Leo Endres
Jorgan: James Van Abel
Hilda: Kristin Johnson
Bjorn: Greg Roy
Erik: John Hagemann
Knute: Warren Kmiec

Events Committee
Trygve: Trygve Haglund
Lars: Warren Kmiec
Sven: Greg Roy
Rolf: Leo Endres

Mascot Committee
Ida: Nicole Hale
Metta: Sami Markle
Twyla: Anneka Haglund
Christen: Kristen Johnson

Souvenir Committee
Christen: Kristin Johnson
Ingrborg: Nicole Hale
Monica: Sami Markle

Signe: Sakari Wenc
Margit: Anneka Haglund

John Hagemann
Sakari Haglund
James Van Abel
Katy Freye
Kid: Mason Freye

Norwegian Attaches
Jon: Tim Markle
Nels: Trygve Haglund
Selma: Sami Markle
Leif/Leaf: Mason Freye
Cop: Jerry Lapidakis

T-Coil Listening DevicesAssistive Listening Devices Available

We are happy to provide a state of the art assistive listening system for patrons with hearing loss. The theater is now equipped with a magnetic induction loop system that broadcasts digital sound wirelessly to hearing aids.

  • Hearing aids with a telecoil (T-coil), simply push the button on your aid.
  • Hearing aids without a T-coil, ask an usher to supply you with a headset for your use.

Hearing loop system is supported by grants from Dane Arts with additional funds from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation and the Bryant Foundation.

Brick and Chair Personalizations: Easy as 1-2-3

$100: Small bricks (4" x 8") have two lines of twelve characters or spaces.

Order $100 Brick

$300: Large bricks (8" x 8") have five lines of twelve characters or spaces.

Order $300 Brick

chairSelect the seat location and personalize

$200 per Chair

Questions can be directed to Kathy at

Stoughton Village Players Theater AcornHost

The Stoughton Village Players is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational foundation.

Stoughton Village Players Theater
255 E. Main St
Stoughton, WI 53589