Diamonds & Gold and Festival Foods present the next Let Me Be Frank Productions show of our 2023 season, “Fort Howard: We Wipe America,” at the Meyer Theatre, September 15-October 14, 2023.

You never know what will happen when the boss calls a meeting – especially at Fort Howard. A group of factory employees have gathered per boss John Cofrin’s request. Come to find out, the company has gone 100 days without a work-related injury (which is quite the feat with this crew!). Each day without an injury results in a paid bonus from Fort Howard’s insurance company. Mr. Cofrin believes it’s time to give back to the employees with a party at the Zodiac Club. The employees simply must make it a few days without an injury, and a party with an open bar is all theirs. During a shift, a problem arises that could threaten their fun and cause the party to be called off. Can the employees band together and come up with a solution? You’ll have to find out in this all-new and all-original show.

“Fort Howard: We Wipe America” opens at the Meyer Theatre Friday, September 15th, at 7:30pm with a benefit show for NEWCAP inc. NEWCAP’s mission for half a century has been to move people from poverty to opportunities and economic security while enhancing community development. For the opening night performance of “Fort Howard: We Wipe America,” $10 of every sold ticket goes to this valuable organization in Northeastern Wisconsin.

“Fort Howard: We Wipe America” then runs:

Saturday, September 16th at 7:30pm

Thursday, September 21st at 7:30pm

Friday, September 22nd at 7:30pm

Saturday, September 23rd at 7:30pm

Friday, September 29th at 7:30pm

Saturday, September 30th at 7:30pm

Thursday, October 5th at 7:30pm

Friday, October 6th at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 7th at 7:30pm

Thursday, October 12th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Friday, October 13th at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 14th at 1:00pm & 7:30pm

Doors open one hour prior to each performance. Tickets are available at,, or by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401.

An out-of-town performance will be held at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00 pm. Head to or call 920-683-2184 for tickets and more information.

Cast:  Frank Hermans as John Cofrin, Pat Hibbard as the boss, Tom Verbrick as a factory employee, Lisa Borley as a factory employee, Amy Riemer as a factory employee, Sarah Galati as an engineer, Paul Evansen as a millwright.

Band: John Singer (guitars), Pat Hibbard (bass), Tony Pilz (keyboards), Andrew Klaus (drums).

Lights: Ross Loining

Sound: Kelly Klaus








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