* World Premiere

Willi: An Evening of Wilderness and Spirit (1991)
Mountain climber, philosopher, and teacher Willi Unsoeld was an inspiration to all who knew him. Commissioned by ACT, playwright John Pielmeier has used material from many of Unsoeld's speeches to paint a highly personal portrait of a man who lived life the only way he knew how to the limit.

Unsoeld was a self-proclaimed "fanatic" when it came to the wilderness. He firmly believed that the sacred existed in nature, but it wasn't enough for him to simply climb mountains. He passionately preached about the value of wilderness whenever and wherever he could. Pielmeier's unique one-man show will transport you from the adventures of the Peace Corps and Outward Bound to the classrooms of Evergreen State College and to the top of Mount Everest.

ACT is pleased to welcome playwright and actor John Pielmeier to Seattle for this world premiere production. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Agnes of God and his other plays, which include Courage, Sleight of Hand and The Boys of Winter have beep performed in New York and at regional theatres across the country.
About the Play
Written By: John Pielmeier
Willi Unsoeld - Original Speeches
About the Production
World Premiere
Run Dates: 9/14/1991 - 10/13/1991
Program: Program (.pdf)
Venue: Queen Anne
Directed By: David Ira Goldstein
Cast: John Pielmeier - Willi Unsoeld
Behind the Scenes: Steven E. Alter - Dramaturg
Carolyn Keim - Costume Designer
Rick Paulsen - Lighting Designer
Phil Schermer - Producing Director
Jeff Steitzer - Artistic Director
Susan Trapnell Moritz - Managing Director
Craig Weindling - Stage Manager
Scott Weldin - Set Designer