From Peter


I’m sure some of you have heard that back in 2001 I put in a deck, a stage essentially, as an addition to our home in Lake of the Woods.

The simple situation was that I was going nuts not being able to do what I love, which is theater and performance, either as a writer, director or actor. I’m a bit landlocked because my wife Michelle—a stellar actress not so long ago—has Alzheimer’s and requires pretty much round the clock care.

“Build it and they will come,” someone creative and wise wrote for Field of Dreams. I suppose this is my version of that!

And it is WORKING!

We broke the champagne in 2021 with a new play, “Wee 3 Kings,” by Chris Brophy and we followed that up with two years of the Fringe of the Woods, featuring new plays, one-person shows, music, magic, clowning and, basically excellent storytelling.

Storytelling is what it’s all about.

It has been, for me, like being released from jail, if you know what I mean. 

I wanted to bring the world to me, and the world really showed up!

Now, in 2024, we are continuing with the success of the Fringe of the Woods, moving it to Aug 9—11th for warmer weather while in July we are doing two weekends of new works including plays, improv, vignettes, music, dance, etc.

We are calling the July weekends, Tales in the Woods! These plays and other performances feature many local performers as well as out of town artists.

Join us for all of it and bring your talents!

Just as importantly, if you can help in any of the design disciplines or want to intern or lend a hand in any way, that would be fantastic.

The easiest way to reach me is through email with the form below And if you are on Facebook look for Mile High Theater and like it and you’ll get regular updates or visit here.

Finally, that stage is sitting there, and the weather should be kind all summer. If you have a gathering or performance idea, let me know.



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