The Weidner Downtown announces new events at the Tarlton Theatre

Bringing arts and culture events directly to the heart of downtown Green Bay starting Sept 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2022                 

Green Bay, Wis.The Weidner is excited to enter our second year of partnership with The Tarlton Theatre to present The Weidner Downtown Series. This exciting series showcases an eclectic mix of live music, chamber theatre and free to attend film screenings. All events in The Weidner Downtown Series are in the historic Tarlton Theatre located in the heart of Downtown Green Bay.

Highlights for the upcoming series are a one-night-only performance of Bent Compass, a solo play based on true-life experiences of an Iraq War veteran. In December there will be a three-night residency of David Sedaris’s classic collection of Christmas themed essays Holidays on Ice. The Weidner Downtown will also welcome Green Bay’s popular STEAM Engine, an interactive speaker series with presentations exploring the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.

List of The Weidner Downtown Events:

Cyrano de Bergerqac (1950) – Film Screening | Green Bay Film Society
September 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM | 
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Free Admission
The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another man win over the woman he loves in this first cinematic version of Edmond Rostand’s play. Starring José Ferrar. Directed by Michael Gordon.

M (1931) – Film Screening | Green Bay Film Society
October 19, 2022 | 7:00 PM | 
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Free Admission
Fritz Lang’s classic murder mystery starring Peter Lorre was his first sound film in Germany. Considered a cinematic classic, Lang himself considered it his greatest work. Starring Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens. Directed by Fritz Lang.

Bent Compass
By Neil Brookshire and Colin Sesek
November 11, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20 | Tickets at

A solo performance, based on real events and transcribed interview. Bent Compass explores the transformation of Army medic, Colin, from fresh recruit to seasoned war veteran during his deployment in Iraq. Performed by Neil Brookshire. Directed by Phil Darius Wallace. Originally Co-Produced by The Weidner and Dirt Hills Productions.

(Please note: contains graphic language and descriptions of violence. Audience discretion is strongly advised.)

Within our Gates (1920) – Film Screening | Green Bay Film Society
November 16, 2022 | 7:00 PM | 
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Free Admission
Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youth. Directed by Oscar Micheaux, one of the first African-American filmmakers and producers in the U.S. Starring Evelyn Preer, Floy Clements.

STEAM Engine
December 10, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Admission: Pay What You Can at the Door

An interactive event that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting-edge research. STEAM Engine showcases individuals and organizations in the region who are seeking new horizons in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.

Holidays on Ice
By David Sedaris
December 16 – 18, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Tickets: $20 | Tickets at

David Sedaris’s beloved and subversive holiday collection of Christmas-themed essays is brought to life in this celebration of the tackiest and most dysfunctional holiday traditions. Performed by Michael Stebbins.

A Farewell to Arms (1932) – Film Screening | Green Bay Film Society
December 21, 2022 | 7:00 PM |
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
Free Admission
The first adaptation of Hemingway’s classic 1929 novel about an American ambulance driver for the Italian Army during WWI who falls for a British Red Cross nurse to the displeasure of her jealous commanding officer. Starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou. Directed by Frank Borzage.

For more information on The Weidner Downtown Series, full event descriptions, and to purchase tickets visit

About The Tarlton Theatre

The Tarlton is Green Bay’s hometown, circa-1925 Art Deco, draft house cinema and performing arts venue, with a menu of classic and modern American cuisine and craft beverages. For more information, visit, and follow on Facebook, and Instagram.

About The Weidner

The Weidner at UW-Green Bay is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information visit and sign-up for The Weidner Wire.


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About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 95,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit



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