theatre

Many of us have that relative or friend that we no longer talk to. Maybe it was something they said. Maybe it was something we did. Maybe it had to do with politics. The characters in Dominique Morisseau’s play “Sunset Baby” have complex reasons for not talking to each other. Face Off Theatre will perform the play January 4-7 at the Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre in Kalamazoo’s Epic Center.


The site of the theatre space will be at 117 and 119 S. Superior Street, right next to the Bohm Theatre—which was renovated in 2014
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

The city of Albion is getting a new theatre space. Two vacant buildings downtown will turn into a multi-use facility for both Albion College and the community. Supporters say they hope it will help boost the local economy and revitalize the college’s theatre department. 


You don’t expect much humor in a hospital waiting room, but “Radiation” by local playwrights Deborah Ann Percy and Arnie Johnston has humor and hope. 


From left to right: Dwandra Lampkin, Ariszia Staton, Imari Brown in WMU's production of "Waiting to be Invited"
John Lacko

In the play, “Waiting to be Invited” by S.M. Shepard-Massat, three black housewives are going to Marsh’s - a “whites only” restaurant at an Atlanta department store. It’s 1964 and segregation has just been outlawed. Odessa, Louise, and Delores are going to see what happens when they walk inside. 


Sarah Stiner (left) plays the role of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher. Keller is played by Rachel Doane (right).
John Sherwood

After nearly a year out of commission, the Great Escape Stage Company is re-opening its doors in Marshall - complete with a new theater, a new season of shows, and even a new podcast. 


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