By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Greg Grobis
October 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm and Mondays at 8:00 pm
Performances at the Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale.
*Contains mature content and language *limited seating
Afterglow: October 3 Talkbacks: October 12 and 19
The 45th season will open with a new artistic partnership with The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, Michigan with Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale. We will meet Charlie, a man mired in grief and personal conflicts surrounding the loss of his partner, his relationship to his ex-wife and his nearly estranged daughter. Confined to his home due to a physical malady, Charlie reaches out to the people in his life using the tool he knows best; the written word. The 2013’s winner of the Lucille Lortel Best Play Award, Drama Desk Special Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre, and the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theatre. The Whale is a powerfully emotional piece which reveals one man’s great empathy for everyone but himself, with humor, honesty, and touching glimpses of human frailty.