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The Dream of a Ridiculous Man at the Mabel Tainter

Josh Salt, Mary Mondlock, and Eric Rhiel, three talented individuals from Menomonie, have come home to produce an original play titled The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, which will be performed at the Mabel Tainter this summer.

Performances dates:

July 1st at 7pm

July 2nd at 2pm and 7pm

July 7th at 7pm

July 9th at 2pm

Tickets range in price from $15 for kids to $42 for adults.

If you are unable to afford a ticket at this rate, please come on your preferred night. A percentage of tickets will be “pay what you can” (which yes can be completely free) on a first come, first-served basis.

Learn more about the show and the producers on their website.


The Dream of a Ridiculous Man is a vibrant, imaginative piece of theatre. Beyond a dazzling artistic edge, our creatives are striving to make a wonderful impact on communities and ultimately, the world.

While the piece explores some of our most existential challenges, it also offers “reframes” these struggles to showcase rich beauty and a sincere hope for our future.

Although the vision is already somewhat realized in pre-production, the creation process of the show itself will be fully achieved through compassionate ensemble building, and collaboration. Servant leadership, equality, and deep listening are paramount behind the scenes and in the theatre, to allow our "Field of Dreams" moment to unlock its fullest potential.

Play Synopsis: When a disillusioned man struggling with mental health contemplates death by suicide, a chance encounter from a young neighbor in need catapults him into a crucifixion of ego. What begins as a simmering direct address progressively breaks into a medium-expanding thrill ride of dynamic sensory awareness. Our narrator experiences a glimpse of paradise, and a hell of his own creation both of which redefine this ridiculous man’s journey forever.

Run time: Approx 120 Min plus 15 Min intermission. Not recommended for children under 13 due to mild language, dramatic themes, and scenes of a frightening nature.

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