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In 1948, the son of an elderly Southern matron hires a chauffeur for his mother. And over the next 25 years, the relationship between the matron and the chauffeur blossoms into one of respect and friendship as the civil-rights movement brings changes to the old South. Featuring James Bowen. Written by Alfred Uhry. Directed by John Manfredi.
Concert reading of "An Iliad" by John Manfredi. Come see the beginning of a new series at Performance Network where popular plays are read in an intimate setting. Cost is $15 per ticket. Reservations may be made online or by calling the box office. Tickets will be also sold at the door on the day of the event.
You know, the movie. That one about George Bailey and Bedford Falls. That 1946 black-and-white film directed by Frank Capra — with James Stewart as George Bailey. That quirky Christmas story that’s become a classic for so many generations. This story of “This Wonderful Life” performed by a lone man and played with absolute brilliance by John Lepard. Written by Steve Murray. Directed by Tony Caselli.
This two-person play journeys through both a traditional and contemporary retelling of the classic O. Henry story, "The Gift of the Magi." While the holiday season is a time of abundance, the most important gift we can give and receive is love. Written by Annie Martin. Music by Suzi Regan. World Premiere directed by Suzi Regan.
A 2002 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, this is a two-person multi-character love story about an African-American woman who dreams of life beyond the confines of her small town Southern upbringing and the light-skinned man whose fate is tragically intertwined with hers. Written by Dael Orlandersmith. Directed by Lynch Travis.
This award-winning comedy features two thirty-somethings who meet when working as extras on a big American movie being shot in Ireland. Charlie’s video shop in Ballycastle has gone bankrupt and Jake has returned to Kerry after a futile few years in the US. The movie is a wonderful break from worrying about their futures, until the harsh realities of rural life break through. A recent three time Tony Award nominee, Stones won the Irish Times/ESB Irish Theatre Award for Best Production and two Olivier Awards- Best New Comedy and Best Actor. Written by Marie Jones. Directed by Suzi Regan.
The shy owner of a collectables store in Detroit finds his staid existence turned topsy-turvy when a mysterious women enters his life with valuable items that just should not exist anymore. This is the Michigan Equity Premiere of the 2014 Jeff Award Recommended show. This show reunites the winning team of author Zettlemaier and director Albright. Written by Joseph Zettelmaier. Directed by Joey Albright.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history- a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it. Written by Jon Robin Baitz.