Peter Wilson works on a scene in “Iconic,” a play written by
local playwrights Nancy Bicha-Dale and Amy Schwaab. The play
opens Oct. 26 at the Delafield Arts Center.
WAUKESHA – By day, the actors
performing in “Iconic” are a paramedic, an opera singer, a database
administrator and school teachers.
“Iconic” is an original play written
by local playwrights Nancy Bicha-Dale and Amy Schwaab performed in
three acts. It opens Oct. 26 at the Delafield Arts Center.
Bicha-Dale and Schwaab met while
teaching at University Lake School. They have been writing together
“Iconic,” their third play, is a
humorous look at male-female relationships.
“Betrayal is one of the primary
themes in the play,” Bicha-Dale said.
The play is intended for mature
audiences. Bicha-Dale describes the play as “a fun date night.”
Rather than holding open auditions,
the 12-member cast was chosen primarily through personal
“We invited people who we’ve worked
with before or people we knew had prior theater experience,” Bicha-Dale
John Szcygiel, a database engineer at
GE Health Care, plays James DeWilde. DeWilde describes himself as a
“one hit wonder with an ax to grind.”
Szcygiel said “it’s exciting to
rehearse a play that’s never been seen before and to be part of
bringing it to life for the first time.”
In addition to writing the play
together, something Bicha-Dale and Schwaab had been told is not
easily done, the two also co-direct the play. Schwaab said the
collaborative process works out well. “Nancy and I respect each
other enough to disagree without it affecting our friendship,” she
The theater, which Schwaab describes
as “black box,” style is an intimate setting seating about 60
“We are pleased to bring theater to a
non-traditional space,” Schwaab said. “We are grateful to the
Delafield Arts Center for stepping outside of their comfort zone and
letting us play in their space.”
Tickets for Iconic can be purchased
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Where: Delafield Arts Center, 803
Genesee St., Delafield.
When: Oct. 26 and 27, Nov. 2
and 3, shows at 7:30 each evening.
Cost: Tickets are $15, $12 for
seniors over 65.
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