STAGE PRODUCTION OF MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD
PARK SQUARE THEATRE, SAINT PAUL, MN
June 16 -- July 30, 2017
Wolfe Pack Trip to Opening Night
June 23, 2017
Two years ago, The Wolfe Pack travelled to the Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota for opening night of the first legitimate play adaptation of one of the Nero Wolfe novels, The Red Box, adapted by Joseph Goodrich with permission of the Estate of Rex Stout. In addition to attending opening night, Wolfe Pack members were invited to a post-opening cocktail reception as well as a brunch with the playwright and some cast members the next day. This trip was rated as Highly Satisfactory by all concerned. For photographs and play reviews, please go to our scrapbook page.
Opening night for the second-ever theatrical production of a Wolfe story, Might As Well Be Dead, is Friday, June 23, 2017. Once again members of the Wolfe Pack will be present to enjoy the premiere of the play and related special events.
The performance: The Wolfe Pack has reserved a group of orchestra seats for the opening night performance of Might as Well Be Dead on Friday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. These tickets should be ordered directly from The Wolfe Pack (see ordering information and form). The discounted group-rate price is $50.00 per ticket (face cost is $58.00). Please order soon as our block of tickets is limited, especially if you would like to sit with other Wolfe Pack members.
Post-performance: Ticket holders on June 23 are invited to a post-show opening night party at the theater, anticipated to include the playwright, cast members, and other special guests. The Park Square Theatre is located on the site of the historic Hamms Beer administration building. Wouldn't Mr. Wolfe be pleased that this story is presented at the former location of one of the best beers in America, "from the land of the sky blue waters?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yHsoW6CTjM)
Saturday brunch: The morning after the performance, we will host a brunch at our hotel. The playwright, director, cast members, and other personnel associated with the show will be invited to join us. Cost of the brunch will be $30.00 per person. Please reserve and pay using the order form below.
Saturday afternoon book discussion: On Saturday afternoon, we will get together for a discussion of Might as Well Be Dead – the play and the book. There will be no charge for this event, but please indicate your interest on the order form below. We will also arrange an informal dinner of Wolfe Pack members on Saturday evening if there is sufficient interest.
Hotel: We have also arranged a group rate at the highly recommended, historic hotel, The Saint Paul Hotel, located just two blocks from the theater. We have negotiated a group rate of $169.00 per night for single or double occupancy. To book at the group rate, please call the Saint Paul Hotel at (800) 292-9292 and ask for “The Wolfe Pack” group rate. (If applicable, you may also wish to inquire about AARP or AAA room rates in case they may be lower than the group rate.) Please book early as the group rate is subject to room availability. (The hotel has a limited number of double rooms and these are especially likely to sell out early.) For those wishing to extend their stay in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area, the group rate will also be applicable up to three nights before and three nights after the performance (i.e. June 20 to June 26).
Transportation to and from St. Paul is on your own. Several airlines serve Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, with Delta Airlines serving the most destinations. The Amtrak Empire Builder, from Chicago and with connection to New York, also stops in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
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The Toronto Bouchercon
October 13, 2017
Wolfe Pack Banquet
We eat. We drink. We sing. We toast.
We have fun! We’re the Wolfe Pack!
All Are Welcome!
Join members of the Wolfe Pack and Wolfean fans this October for a sumptuous meal in a gorgeous venue. Over the course of the evening, we celebrate Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe stories by singing pastiches; completing hilarious quizzes about the corpus; and toasting our favorite characters—Mr. Stout, Mr. Wolfe, Archie, Fritz, and “Other.” Our keynoter is the one and only Ellen Krieger, the founder of the Wolfe Pack, Werowance Emerita, and the former Associate Publisher and Vice President, Simon & Schuster. The format of this banquet is similar to the annual Black Orchid Banquet held by the Wolfe Pack every December in New York City— for those of you not near New York, this is your chance to share this special experience!
Date: October 13, 2017
Time: Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Arcadian Loft, 401 Bay Street, a 3 minute walk East of the convention hotel.
You may buy your tickets when you register for Bouchercon 2017 at: http://bouchercon2017.com/registration/
OR, if you are only able to attend the banquet, not the Bouchercon Convention, please make contact with Helen (helenlnelson at rogers dot com). She will assist you with your reservation.
SECOND Extravagant Dinner
(Mid-Atlantic & Chesapeake Area Book Raceme)
Dinner featuring a guest speaker in a private home in Annapolis
See the Book Discussion page for upcoming book discussions:
- New York City Metro, held in NYC
- Northern New England, held in Acton, MA & other areas
- Southern New England, held in Bloomfield, CT
- MACABRe (Mid-Atlantic & Chesapeake Area Book Raceme), held alternately in Baltimore & Annapolis, MD
- Buffalo-Niagara Area, held in Clarence, NY
- Wolfe Pack Facebook Page
See the calendar below for a quick overview of upcoming events & book discussions
For information about some of our past events, click here to look through our scrapbook/photo album.
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