Living on the Edge X: Superstition
June 6-8, 2013 - Spectrum Theater Black Box (Room 201)
For the past ten seasons, Actors' Theatre Grand Rapids has issued a call for ten-minute play submissions in the fall, of which five are selected for full public performance in the following summer. The theme selected for our tenth annual Living on the Edge series is "Superstition". The five plays scheduled for production this year are all submissions by Michigan playwrights:
Love and Broken Legs by Todd Lewis
When two sisters living in the 1700s fall in love with the same man, drama leads to chaos, which leads to…. well, you’ll just have to wait and see.
Director: Rob Karel
Ellie Frances (Agatha)
Tracey Walker (Katherine)
Adam Hyde (Rupert)
The Rabbit’s Foot by Mary Krohn
Danny, in his first criminal court case, has defended Sylvia in trial against serious charges and await the verdict. Sylvia calls Danny her lucky rabbit’s foot, but not for the reasons he might think...
Director: Scott Baisden
Bernice Houseward (Sylvia)
Benjy Shirm (Danny)
The Dream Date by Kristin Andrea Hanratty
When Blake discovers June’s unconventional beliefs, their budding relationship takes an unexpected turn.
Director: Kylie Piette
Matt Dixon (Blake)
Chelsea Heeringa (June)
Cold Feet by Brad Sytsma
Gathering strangers together to celebrate the joining of two lives can get complicated, even when things go right. Cold Feet explores what happens when superstitions collapse and weddings go (very!) wrong.
Director: Benjy Shirm
Merrill Weber (Bride)
Matt Dixon (Groom)
Jeff Kemperman (Father of the Bride)
Stacy Wykoski (Mother of the Bride)
Jenny Fischer (Bridesmaid)
Benjy Shirm (Best Man)
Lucky Red by Todd Lewis
A little love, an egg, a sperm, nine-months, and more than a little luck – the formula for a perfect newborn baby. While in the final stages of giving birth to their first baby, Nick and Kaylee turn to more than science to make sure the delivery works out.
Director: Mary Beth Quillin
Adam Hyde (Nick)
Keelyn VanderWeide (Kaylee)
Charity Dishon-Fischer (Dr. Rivers)
Ruth Ann Molenaar (Monique)
Join us for a fun evening of original short plays and see why "Living on the Edge" is the perfect way to cap another season of Actors' Theatre!