Performance Network is an award winning professional non-profit theatre located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. A producing regional theatre with a subscription season of established and new works the Network also offers holiday performances, youth programming and hosts the Northern Writers Project each fall. A cultural leader in the Midwest, the Network is the home of dark night programs such as; musical acts, comedy, film, poetry, concert readings and is a cultural destination for all ages.
Music, Film, Open Table Series and More...
Theatre for Young Audiences, Pancake Breakfasts and lots and lots of fun for the youngest generation...
The Northern Writers' Project and the February Play Festival are sure to delight any playwright...
"As the liberal daughter Brooke, Leah Smith is a natural, as if playwright Baitz had written the role with her in mind. [...] “Other Desert Cities” is a wonderful play, and Performance Network’s production of it is well-worth the price of admission."
"At first, “Salvage” seems to be a conventional albeit entertaining tale about two offbeat people who find salvation in each other, but fans of Joe Zettelmaier know his plays are never that predictable. Without ruining any surprises, suffice it to say the ensuing plot twist — or more accurately, corkscrew — is such that I never saw it coming."
"Just 10 months after the financially struggling Performance Network abruptly closed its doors, the Ann Arbor theater is back where it belongs. "Stones in His Pockets," the fifth production from a new creative team, is a showcase for some of the area's best onstage and behind-the-scenes talent."
"[Casaundra] Freeman and [Jonathan] West have delivered memorable performances in the past, but under director Lynch Travis, they reach career-topping heights."
"[Driving Miss Daisy is] a play that traffics in small-but-significant gestures, has demonstrated that Performance Network Theatre is back in a big way, artistically speaking."
""This Wonderful Life" is theater at its best, to be seen, savored and seen again. Lepard is that good."
"[Gift of the Magi] is sweet without ever being over sentimental or cloying. Laughs abound – especially in the final scene. You’ll leaving humming a carol or two and resolving to be a better person – a worthwhile gift indeed."