Learning to Stay, Presented by Forward Theater
Presented By Forward Theater Company

Learning to Stay, Presented by Forward Theater

Thu, Mar 23 - Sun, Apr 9

The Playhouse: $20 - $47
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Ages 16+ for profanity, suggested violence, and graphic descriptions of war


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By James DeVita
Adapted from the novel by Erin Celello
Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray

The world premiere of a play commissioned by Forward Theater

Elise Sabato is thrilled when her husband Brad returns from his deployment in Iraq, and their plans for a life and family together can finally be realized. But it soon becomes clear that for Brad, coming home is only the beginning of a long journey. It is up to Elise to find help for a man she no longer recognizes, who suffers from injuries that neither of them can see or understand.

With a story set in Madison, and written and adapted by Wisconsin authors, Learning to Stay asks what you would do when the person you’re married to is no longer the person you married.

“A timely novel, but also a novel that speaks to the tides of any marriage, in peacetime or at war.”
- Joseph Monniger, author of Margaret from Maine

Pre-show talks will be held on the following dates:

THU, MAR 23, 6:30 PM
SUN, MAR 26, 1 PM
THU, MAR 30, 6:30 PM
SUN, APR 2, 1 PM
THU, APR 6, 6:30 PM
SUN, APR 9, 1 PM