Welcome to Over Our Heads Players Season 26 !
Whether its your first OOHPS production or you've been an audience member since our inaugural production 26 years ago at our first home "George's Bar" - welcome.
Our theatre company was in fact "born in a bar" 26 years ago. Since then we have been bringing professional quality, new theatre experiences to our community and priding ourselves on winning audience members along the way. We love to hear audience members rave about adopting us as "their theatre!"
What can you expect from an OOHPS production? The unexpected.
We take great pride in offering our community an urban theatre style that is most often reserved for cities much larger than ours. Our mission continues to focus on new material and the OOHP emphasis on humor. We enjoy providing topics and humor from all angles, including thought provoking plays that may even find humor and messages in the darker corners of life. And we continue to never edit for content or language.
We are so very grateful to our loyal audience and generous sponsors that have helped make this 26th year possible. Our greatest achievement has been watching our audience and community grow with us.
The time and effort invested by our many dedicated volunteers, board and our staff, is in service the moment you arrive. Our gratitude that you have chosen to spend your time here with us cannot be overstated.
We look forward to having you in our audience !
Managing Artistic Director
An origin story: prequel to a prequel, setting the stage for Escanaba in Love and Escanaba in da Moonlight. Final Installment in the U.P. Trilogy by Jeff Daniels
"KRINGLE..... The Musical?"
Local humor & half-baked songs in the best original sketch comedy musical about Racine and its pastry. Original Sketch Comedy Musical by Rich Smith & OOHP.
Racine's very own 10 Minute Comedy Festival. It's the 14th Anniversary of the Competition of Original Comedies. Utah has Sundance; Racine has Snowdance!
Over Our Head Players is a non-profit organization of volunteer talent from throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and operates the Sixth Street Theatre in Racine. We are now entering our 26th year as one of the best contemporary theatre companies in the area.
2017 - 2018 Calendar
Final Installment in the U.P. Trilogy by Jeff Daniels.Taking us back to where it all began in 1922: As Great Grandpa Alphonse is putting the finishing touches on the world famous Soady Deer Camp, wild-eyed James Negamanee from Menominee bursts through the door, fleeing a black bear. Together, they set in motion the time-honored Soady Deer Camp traditions, including the legend of the Great Soady Ridge Buck and the secret ingredient for making the perfect pasty. Plenty of Up North humor plus a little reflection on what makes a place a home. If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG."
An origin story: prequel to a prequel, setting the stage for "Escanaba in Love" and "Escanaba in da Moonlight."
nov"KRINGLE..... The Musical?"
Original Sketch Comedy Musical by Rich Smith and OOHPThe pastry that made Racine famous gets the full OOHP treatment. Hear the story of generations of the kringle-bending Yopansson clan, from Keip to Leif. All the Kringle Ladies are back, too, along with the Oleo Mafia and as many puns, sight gags, cheap jokes, Racine references, and bakery barbs as we can fit into one evening. This Original OOHPs Musical is sure to sell out, so secure your seat now. If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG-13." Tickets go on sale Midnight, September 1st.
Local humor & half-baked songs in the best original sketch comedy musical about Racine and pastry ever written.
jan"2018 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival"
2018 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy FestivalYou know the drill! The hit playwriting competition draws entries from around the globe. Judges choose the best to produce. Then, in the ultimate interactive experience, the audience votes on who should win the cash prize. It’s original comedy plus OOHPs’ signature hijinks between plays. Utah has Sundance; Racine has Snowdance! A great reason for season tickets – this popular event sells out. These plays are not yet rated; they are not yet written! "R-rated" words or themes may be included. Tickets go on sale Midnight, September 1st.
14th Anniversary Festival! Competition of Original Comedies
Sassy Comedy / Drama Based on an Actual Incident by Stephen Sachs. Provocative and hilarious look at what makes art – and people - authenticMaude, an unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting from a thrift store as a gag gift. Now, she’s convinced it’s a lost Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy arrives to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, class and culture clash in a hilarious punch of edgy dialogue and tingling bite. If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG-13." Tickets go on sale Midnight, September 1st.
may"Oregon Trail: The Play!"
Irreverent Account of How the West Was Won by A. J. AllegraComedy skewering not only the beloved video game from the 1980s and 90s but American history. In the year eighteen somethin’ somethin’, the Bootsmeyer family sets off on a troubled journey westward, stocking up on provisions for their oxen and doing their best to survive river crossings, illnesses, hunting, highway robbery, and a host of other dilemmas. "Happy trails are guaranteed... Grade: A" -Las Vegas Review-Journal. If this were a movie, we think it would be rated "PG." Tickets go on sale Midnight, September 1st.
Homage to Westerns, dysfunctional families, and cross-country road trips