Black Comedy The Butcher of Baraboo Reveals Family Secrets
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The last date listed for The Butcher of Baraboo was Saturday December 11, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Set in the dead of winter in Baraboo, Wisconsin, The Butcher Of Baraboo, tells a tale of family secrets, a very big knife…. and a whole lot of caffeine. It’s February 17th and local butcher Valerie (Carlyle King) is marking the one-year anniversary of her husband’s mysterious disappearance. Knowing she is the target of local gossip and suspicion, Valerie hopes the day will go by quickly and quietly. But her hopes are dashed before the end of the first cup of her morning coffee when she learns not only that her misfit 32 year-old daughter and Walgreen’s pharmacist Midge (Nina Sallinen) is selling drugs to the junior high students, but also that her prodigal brother-in-law Donal (Carl J. Johnson) has returned to town and moved in next door with his young wife Sevenly (Jenny Kern) and their six children. To further complicate matters, Valerie’s begrudging sister-in-law and town police officer Gail (Rebecca Jordan) can’t seem to stay away, seeking out free meat, overdosing and botching her attempted suicide. It’s cold, it’s crowded, and it’s caffeinated… what’s a woman with a meat cleaver to do?
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