The Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) and Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) will present a production of 24-Hour Theater on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. in THELMA’s Great Hall.

24-Hour Theater is based on the concept of creating a play from scratch—from writing to rehearsing to performance—all within 24 hours.
Beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19 a group of six volunteer playwrights, six volunteer directors, and over 20 volunteer actors will gather to kick off the event. At the kickoff, the directors and actors will be divided into six casts, costumes for all the actors will be randomly selected, and a theme will be unveiled. From then, each writer will be tasked with generating a 10-minute play integrating each character, costume, and the central theme.

Once the plays are written, the actors and directors will memorize and rehearse the productions during the day Saturday, all leading up to the performance of all six shows consecutively at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening- only 24 hours later.

“This is a unique opportunity to experience the arts in action,” says Joe Venhuizen, Director of Membership and Programs at Envision Greater Fond du Lac. “YPF believes in the importance of these types of community experiences in the greater Fond du Lac area, and THELMA has been a great partner in bringing this event to life. I’m excited to see what comes out of the performances and I’m positive it will be entertaining.”

All community members are invited to participate in the event. Opportunities are still available for writing, directing or acting, with the main need being actors. Interested parties should reach out to YPF at or (920) 921-9500.
Tickets for the show are on sale now at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts box office, 51 Sheboygan Street or online at are $15 each or $12 for THELMA and YPF members. For more information, visit or call (920) 921-9500.

The Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) is a program of Envision Greater Fond du Lac designed for professionals living or working in the Fond du Lac area who are 21 – 40 or those that are young at heart. Since its inception in 2004, Young Professionals of Fond du Lac has grown to over 650 members. For more information visit or contact Envision Greater Fond du Lac at (920) 921-9500.