ALL IN THE TIMING POSTER-OUTLINES-FINAL-1To start the season, David Ives’s All in the Timing, directed by Timothy Majik and others, is an evening of one-act plays that explore love (lost and found), language, legacy and lunacy.  From two strangers making an inevitable (?) love connection to three monkeys engaging in philosophical debate while trying to type “Hamlet”; from a couple developing a real romance through a fake language to Trotsky’s musings on life while he has an axe in his skull; from a diner trapped in a Twilight Zone existence to composer Philip Glass’s reminiscences in a bakery, audiences will delight in Ives’s quirky takes on life as we seem to know it.  Presented April 22-May 8, 2016, at the Children’s Creative Center.
The Universal Language
Variations on the Death of Trotsky
 directed by Timothy Majik
The Philadelphia
directed by Amanda Barnett
Words, Words, Words
directed by Mary Conley
Sure Thing
directed by Elizabeth Wagner
Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread
directed by Kat Walsh.
Cast: Isaac Ellis, Matthew Flickinger, Ethan M. Gibney, Chris Grimm, Jamie Jee, Billy Nuttall, Maureen Paraventi, Tina Paraventi, Amanda Photenhauer, Michelle Weiss, and Laura Yakas.
Crew: Jean Leverich (Costumes/Props), Anne S. Rhoades (Producer), Melissa Freilich (Stage Manager), and Cydney Marie (Stage Manager).


In the traditional summer slot in Kerrytown is the production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnestdirected by James Ingagiola.  Unbeknownst to his friends and acquaintances, John Worthing leads a double life:  He is Jack, a respectable landowner, in the country and Ernest in the city.  But when the love of his life, the elegant Gwendolyn Fairfax, insists that her dream is to marry a man named Ernest, John must abandon his dual identity–which may prove harder than it seems…especially when his friend Algernon visits John’s country estate pretending to be Ernest!  This “Trivial Comedy for Serious People” is truly one of the wittiest, funniest plays in the English language.  Presented August 4-6, 2016, at the Kerrytown Concert House. 
The cast will feature Amanda Barnett, Ethan Gibney, Elizaveta McFall, Amanda Photenhauer, Jan Romans, Annaliese Romans, Elizabeth Wagner, and Catherine Zudak.
Visit http://www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com/index.php/events/event/BTE_earnest_thu/, call 734-769-2999 or email reservations@kerrytown.com to reserve your tickets. $15 or $5 for students with ID.
Read the PREVIEW on Pulp Ann Arbor!
And listen to the INTERVIEW with Director/BTE Artistic Director, James Ingagiola, on WKAR in East Lansing!

From our audience members:

“Amazing show!  Hilarious!”
“Wonderfully done!  Didn’t miss costumes or props with the verbal and expressiveness!”
“Such fun.  Very creative choice of actors for parts.”
“Great show!  Good luck for the rest of the run!”
….. and many more!

no-exit-poster-11x17-8NO EXIT

In the fall, The Brass Tacks Ensemble will present the Michigan premiere of Andrew Nienaber’s translation of Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exitdirected by Glenn Bugala, a biting and sometimes comic revelation that “relationships are hell.”  Three people, locked in a room together yet still isolated from one another, explore the nature of existence, relationship and choice.  In the process they discover they are a trio inexorably linked for eternity. Emotional and dramatic, this existential masterpiece will be presented November 4-20, 2016, at the Children’s Creative Center, 1600 Pauline Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Shows are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
$15 general admission/$5 students
Call/text for reservations: (734) 926-5376 or email us at btereservations@gmail.com.  Interested in reserving a group of tickets for a class? Contact us!
The cast will feature James Ingagiola, Billy Nuttall, Emily Sparrow, and Laura Yakas.
mature content: discretion is advised

From our audience members:

“So well done. Great ensemble who worked effectively together.  Brought the humor to the darkness.”
“Excellent show!”
“Dark, but so well acted.  This show will stick with me – I’m still considering the concepts.”
“Perfectly cast, wonderfully presented.  Awesome choice of production; I thought it was super meaningful and positive.”
“I was so glad I came to see NO EXIT — very fine performances from all four folks on stage. I found it much funnier than I had expected, though all the while dark and the perfect kind of piece for autumn.”
…and more!
NO EXIT photos by Aaron C. Wade

All in the Timing Photo Gallery

Photos by Mary Conley


The Importance of Being Earnest Photo Gallery

Photos by Rob Sulewski

NO EXIT Photo Gallery

Photos by Rob Sulewski

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