In this true story of love and historic preservation set in Depression-era Wisconsin, a London-based decorator and a local drifter fall in love as they restore a dilapidated rock cottage. With a “gay marriage” that hides in plain sight, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum create Pendarvis house, an improbable business venture that transforms an entire town.

SOURCES:

A Passion To Preserve                                                                                              by Will Fellows                                                                                                    Click here to purchase                                                                                      Learn More about Will Fellows at WillFellows.com

On The Shake Rag                                                                                                  by Mark Knipping and Korinne Oberle                                                           

HISTORICAL SITES:

Pendarvis: http://pendarvis.wisconsinhistory.org

Mineral Point, WI: http://mineralpoint.com

Orchard Lawn: http://orchardlawn.org

PRESS:

The Windy City Times, January 6, 2016                                                           "Ten Dollar House: A tale of two men and a house"
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Ten-Dollar-House-A-tale-of-two-men-and-a-house/53875.html

Make It Better, December 23, 2015                                                                  "'Ten Dollar House': A Love Story for the Stage"
http://makeitbetter.net/entertainment/ten-dollar-house-a-love-story-for-the-stage-evanston/

Evanston Roundtable, December 16, 2015                                                                  "Local Playwrights Stage a True Love Story 'Ten Dollar House' at Piccolo Theatre" 
http://www.evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=11384

Broadway World, March 27, 2015                                                                  "Placing Bets on a Ten Dollar House"  http://www.broadwayworld.com/madison/article/BWW-Reviews-Placing-Bets-on-a-TEN-DOLLAR-HOUSE-20150327#

Isthmus, March 26, 2015                                                                                   "Broom Street Theater’s '10 Dollar House'"   http://www.isthmus.com/events/Broom-Street-Theaters-10-Dollar-House-2015-03-26/

High Street Beat, March 17, 2015                                                                            "An $11 Play about a $10 House"                    http://highstreetbeat.net/2015/03/17/an-11-play-about-a-10-house/

Wisconsin Gazette, May 23, 2013                                                                  "Passion and Preservation: Play Chronicles Gay Couple’s Efforts to Save Mineral Point"                                       http://www.wisconsingazette.com/wisconsin-gaze/passion-and-preservationbreakplay-chronicles-gay-couples-efforts-to-save-mineral-point.html

Evanston Roundtable, May 23, 2013                                                        "Kinnebrew, Meyer Continue Work on ‘The Bachelors’"  http://evanston55.1upprelaunch.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=7285

High Street Beat, May 2, 2013                                                                              "The Bachelors- Coming to the Opera House"  http://highstreetbeat.net/2013/05/02/the-bachelors-coming-to-the-opera-house/

Evanston Roundtable, January 2, 2013                                                              "‘The Bachelors’, A Play about Fidelity to Partners and Community"  http://www.evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=6636

   BOB NEAL AND EDGAR HELLUM        image courtesy of Mineral Point Public Library

BOB NEAL AND EDGAR HELLUM    image courtesy of Mineral Point Public Library