Thirty-Two Seasons of West Michigan's Best Contemporary Theatre!
Nadia by David Turkel *WORLD PREMIERE*
September 27- October 6, 2012
Everyone is both fascinated and repulsed by the taboo work of the enigmatic Russian artist Nadia. Enter Kristen, a young grad student researching Nadia for her writing, who is willing to go to extraordinary lengths to put herself in the famous artist’s shoes…
Lines between art,
pornography, life and psychological torture blur in this compelling new
play that examines the convergence - and inevitable consequence - of
Art, love and war. [Read More]
Next to Normal - book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt *PULITZER PRIZE WINNER*
November 29 – December 15, 2012
Suburban housewife Diana struggles to battle her mental demons, brought about, in part, by her bipolar disorder. Husband Dan fights to help keep both her mind and his family stable. Sixteen year-old Natalie can’t seem to escape the shadow of her mysterious eighteen year-old brother.
Next to Normal is a powerful, engaging and wholly contemporary musical about a family trying to strike a balance between taking care of themselves and taking care of each other. [Read More]
A Steady Rain by Keith Huff
January 24 – February 2, 2013
Joey and Denny are childhood best friends. Joey helps out with Denny’s family; Denny keeps Joey away from his many vices. They also happen to be partners in their jobs as Chicago police officers.
When a routine domestic disturbance call turns in to something much more frightening and tragic, the aftermath sends the two on a harrowing journey where friendship and loyalty are tested, and lives will be forever changed [Read More]
[title of show] - book by Hunter Bell , music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen
March 28 – April 6, 2013
Jeff and Hunter decided to enter a new musical theater festival. The problem? With the deadline only a few weeks away, they have no idea what their musical should be about. With a severe case of writers’ block and the clock ticking, the duo decides to go all out and create something entirely new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry. What do they write about? Why, writing about what to write about, of course!
[title of show] is a hilarious new musical about two guys writing a musical — about two guys writing a musical. [Read More]
Looking for Normal by Jane Anderson
May 23 – June 1, 2013
Roy and Irma have been married for twenty-five years. They have two children. Roy works at a tractor plant in the heartland and both are active in church and their community. When Roy and Irma see their pastor for a marriage counseling session, Roy reveals that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and wants an operation to correct the situation.
Looking for Normal is a powerful, yet
often funny play about an individual's journey to personal truth, the cost of
that journey on those he loves, and the hope that transformation brings." [Read More]