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SHINE! is a story of six people coming out of COVID and emerging back into the community. Unsure and unsteady, they find their way together in this newly devised non-verbal piece.  James Fletcher, writer and director, and Molly Kiefer, movement director, take you on a 45 minute sensory immersive journey through sights and sounds of community, connection and creation.

SHINE! was first created and performed in Summer 2021, one year after the start of the COVID pandemic. Pink Umbrella and the cast and crew of SHINE! are excited to bring this beautiful journey once again to audiences at Summerfest's Northwestern Mutual Community Park.

Show Dates

  • Sat 31 Jul
    RSVP Closed
    Details
    Jul 31, 2021, 2:15 PM
    Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th Street, Milwaukee
    This public performance is FREE for all attendees with thanks to Kids from Wisconsin. Please adhere to current COVID Guidelines. Start time may change.
  • Jul 07, 4:00 PM
    Northwestern Mutual Community Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    The words "SHINE! is Back. Coming to you this year at Summerfest July 7th-9th" are in yellow in front of a rainbow-striped background. On the right hand side are six people smiling at the camera wearing different colors. Below is the Pink Umbrella logo.
  • Jul 08, 4:00 PM
    Northwestern Mutual Community Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    The words "SHINE! is Back. Coming to you this year at Summerfest July 7th-9th" are in yellow in front of a rainbow-striped background. On the right hand side are six people smiling at the camera wearing different colors. Below is the Pink Umbrella logo.
  • Jul 09, 3:15 PM
    Northwestern Mutual Community Park, 200 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
    The words "SHINE! is Back. Coming to you this year at Summerfest July 7th-9th" are in yellow in front of a rainbow-striped background. On the right hand side are six people smiling at the camera wearing different colors. Below is the Pink Umbrella logo.

Tickets to Shine are free with admission to Summerfest. Purchase tickets for the festival here. Read below for special deals to get into Summerfest for free. Looking forward to seeing you there!  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to admin@pinkumbrellatheater.org and we'll do what we can to assist!

Thursday, July 7 • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (while supplies last)
SILGAN COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE
The first 2,000 patrons who arrive between 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. and donate three (3) non-perishable food items will receive one (1) free admission ticket, valid for the day and time of the promotion only. Canned fruits and vegetables are especially appreciated! Donations will be accepted at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth. All donations benefit Hunger Task Force.

Thursday, July 7 • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
DIRECT SUPPLY SENIORFEST DAY
All patrons ages 60+ will be admitted for free when they present their ID at the designated turnstile at any gate. Admitted seniors will also receive a voucher for $2 off a food or non-alcoholic beverage purchase over $10. Spend the day enjoying music spanning a range of genres including the Buddy Rich Big Band, Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience, Foghat, the Direct Supply Golden Idols, and more. In addition, all wheelchairs will be provided free of charge to seniors between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. while supplies last. Wheelchairs are subject to availability.

Friday, July 8 • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SHOW YOUR COLLEGE PRIDE DAY WITH ONMILWAUKEE, CW18 AND MY24 MILWAUKEE
All patrons who arrive between 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. wearing a shirt or hat representing a participating college or university, or present their High School ID, will receive one (1) free admission ticket. Tickets are only valid for the day and time of the promotion. Stop by the Mid Gate Promotions Booth to receive your ticket, then head over to your school’s booth to say hello and show your support! Only shirts or hats from the following colleges or universities will be accepted:

  • Cardinal Stritch University

  • Carthage College

  • Marquette University

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

All High School students who complete their FAFSA by July 8 will receive one (1) free General Admission Summerfest Ticket, brought to you by Milwaukee Education Partnership.

Saturday, July 9 • 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SUMMERFEST FAN APPRECIATION DAY
All patrons arriving between 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. will be admitted free, compliments of Summerfest. Plus, the first 30,000 patrons arriving through the gates will receive one (1) free ticket valid for Summerfest 2023.

Explore the Story

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Pinot is a reculse, introvert, and a storyteller.

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Squash is adventurous, cautious, and friendly. 

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Sunshine is happy, energetic, and joyful!

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Pickle is artistic, graceful, and adaptive.

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Indigo is open, accepting, and outgoing.

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Pepper is comforting, protective, and very free!

Play Synopsis

Social Narrative

Visual Agenda

Meet the Cast

Meet the
Cast & Crew

Click through the slideshow to meet the cast and crew of SHINE!