Upcoming events

    • January 14, 2022
    • March 11, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Marquette Hotel Cafe, 414 S. Baldwin St, Madison, WI 53703


     Proof of  Vaccination or a  Negative COVID  Test 72 hours  prior to event.

    Breakfast Get-Together

    Make new friends, meet new PLATO members for breakfast or a chat over a cup of coffee

    Eastside Location:  Madison Marquette Hotel Cafe

    • Day: Meets on second Friday of each month. 
    • Time: 9:30 am to 11:30 am
    • Place: Madison Marquette Hotel Cafe
    • Breakfast Menu, directions and hours
    • Parking: Street Parking available
    • Organizer: Sharon Scrattish
    • RSVP or Questions?: Let Sharon know you're coming the Wednesday before the breakfast by email or phone (sscratti@gmail.com or 608 280 8050)
    Questions? Sharon's contact information is:  sscratti@gmail.com  or 608 280 8050

    • January 18, 2022
    • February 20, 2022

    • February 22, 2022

    • March 16, 2022
    • Milwaukee Rep, Quadracci Powerhouse Theatre
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    Theater trips are back!  It's Shakespeare with a Twist...but first, PLATO's safety protocol that attendees must follow.

    Required: Proof of Vaccination

    or a Negative COVID test

    72 hours prior to event

    PLATO's COVID Protocol

    1. Masks are important and are required at all times, except while eating.
    2. Prior to boarding the bus in Madison and again prior to entering the Theatre, you will need to show:
    • A picture ID.
    • Proof of COVID Vaccination or proof of negative results of a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the event.
    • The test must be issued by a medical provider or pharmacy. At home tests will not be accepted.
    3. You will not be allowed on the bus without providing acceptable documentation.
    4. You are asked to stay home if you are not feeling well. Please contact the trip organizer to inform them of your decision.

    As You Like It

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    Registration Deadline February 15

    The Beatles meet the Bard in this rollicking, celebratory musical take on William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. It’s 1960s British Columbia and love is in the air as a handful of cross-dressing lovers lead to mistaken identities, hilarious mishaps and loads of laughs. Interwoven into Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, the production features over 20 Beatles songs performed live including “She Loves You," “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Let It Be.” Audiences will be rolling with laughter and singing along to some of the best songs ever written.  More information from the show's website.

    As You Like It will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater.  For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.

    NEW THIS YEAR: Please be aware we have a new Eastside bus pick-up location:  Oakwood Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison.

    Directions to the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater:   From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead under the atrium dome.  The Quadracci Theater is located on the Mezzanine Level.  Take the elevator or walk up the white marble stairway.  From the Mezzanine Level elevator exit, walk around to the right into the Powerhouse Theater entrance. 

    The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible.  There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.

    Accessibility Policy:   On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus.  If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

    Rep-in-Depth:  An optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 30-minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM.  It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk. 

    Free Time: Lunch & Shopping: From 11:00 am - 12:30 pm there will be free time for lunch, shopping, and exploring.  LUNCH is on your own, but there is a Group Lunch Option  to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone.  The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends.  Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest.  Please note that the cost of lunch is separate and as such is not included in your registration fee.  The group lunch location and menu information will be added later.

    Milwaukee Public Market

    Our bus will also drop-off and pick-up at the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch alternatives.  There are  nine unique eateries  contained within the Milwaukee Public Market.   There are also many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. 

    Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List

    Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List

    There are also a number of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep. 


    Eastsiders:  Please be aware we have a new Eastside bus pick-up location:  Oakwood Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison.

    Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus.  When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave.  Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

    – Don’t be late.  We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

    – Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

    Our Badger Bus is equipped with WiFi and toilet facilities. 

    Leaving Madison

    8:15 AM   Westside: Bus arrives for boarding at Oakwood University Woods

    8:30 AM   Westside: Bus departs from Oakwood University Woods

    9:00 AM   Central: Bus departs from Capitol Lakes

    9:30 AM   Eastside: Bus departs from New Location - Oakwood Prairie Ridge, 5565 Tancho Drive, Madison.  Leave for Milwaukee (sooner if everyone is aboard) 

    In Milwaukee

    11:00 AM   Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for Optional Group Lunch or nearby downtown restaurants.  

    11:10 AM   Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants  

    12:30 PM   Bus returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep-in-Depth pre-talk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep. (See Walking Map)

    12:45 PM   Rep-in-Depth pre-talk begins - Show ID and Vaccine or Test Results to enter Quadracci Powerhouse Theater

    1:30 PM   As You Like It performance begins

    4:00 PM   As You Like It performance ends 

    4:15 PM   Begin bus boarding for return to Madison.  There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use.

    4:30 PM   Depart for Madison (sooner if everyone is aboard)

    Arrive Madison (Estimated)

    6:00 PM   Bus returns to Oakwood Prairie Ridge

    6:30 PM  Bus returns to Capitol Lakes

    6:45 PM   Bus returns to Oakwood University Woods

    Non-Member Policy:   Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. Members may bring more than one guest near the registration deadline date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.  Non-member guests pay an additional $18.00 registration fee.

    PLATO Membership:  PLATO membership is $60.00/year and all memberships renew on July 1.  If you join between April 1 and November 30 you will pay the full membership fee of $60.  If you join between December 1 and March 31 you pay half the membership fee - $30.

    Mail-In Registration Form:   Print, fill in, and mail this form  for those who wish to register off-line and by check.

    For further information, contact As You Like It theater trip organizers:

    Nancy McClements, nancymcclements@gmail.com or 608-358-4478  

    Sue Josheff, sooziej@sbcglobal.net or 608-770-3828  

    • May 11, 2022
    • May 31, 2022

    • June 07, 2022
    • July 07, 2022

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