Janesville’s Armory stages Guys On Ice through May 2

From press release

JANESVILLE, Wis.—Guys On Ice, by Fred Alley and James Kaplan, takes the stage as the spring production at the Armory Restaurants and Dinner Theater in Janesveille, Wis., through May 2.

Spend a day in the life of Marvin and Lloyd, two fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers, and learn about the subculture of all things Wisconsin.

With a wind chill on the lake of minus 36 degrees, Marvin’s ice fishing shanty is the perfect refuge for him and his friend Lloyd. With plenty of Leinie’s and all the time in the world to tend to their holes in the ice, the two pass the time observing a bit about fish, life, death and their troubles.

Lloyd’s marriage is on the rocks, and lonely Marvin is sweet on the checkout girl at the Pick ’n Save. A TV fishing show host is due to visit the shanty, but he’s late. So they pass the time with songs and a veritable barrage of jokes about fishing, bait, cooking fish and the most delectable part of the fish (which is, understandably, “da strip from da back”) ensuring that the audience keeps on laughing. Written in a dialect derived from part Yooper, Minnesotan and Chicagoan, the show’s brisk pace still allows Lloyd and Marvin time to offer frequent praise of “dose Packers.”

Directed by Scott Michaels, the cast includes Jace Nichols as Marvin, Dave Adamick as Lloyd, Ryan Stutz as Ernie the Moocher and Brett J. Frazier as Swing for all three roles.

Single ticket prices are $69.30 for Friday and Saturday evening (seating 5:30-6:30 p.m., showtime 8 p.m.) and Saturday and Sunday matinee performances (seating 10:30-11:30 a.m., showtime 1 p.m.).

All tickets include an elegant dinner and a professional performance. The Armory Box Office staff is available to assist patrons at 608-741-7400 or toll-free at 866-995-7400. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.JanesvilleArmory.com.

The Armory

Built in the 1930s, used during World War II by the 192nd Tank Battalion and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the renovated Armory is leading the rejuvenation of downtown Janesville, Wis., as the area’s newest and most exciting entertainment venue. The Armory offers three distinct dining experiences. The Drill Hall Theater combines elegant dining in a theater setting with professional musical productions. Modern, casual dining and an outdoor patio are featured in the Bunker Lounge. Specializing in Contemporary American cuisine, the Lieutenant’s Restaurant offers a chic and intimate dining atmosphere.

 From the March 24-30, 2010 issue

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