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Neighborhood Theatre Group: Thoughts and Prayers
February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$7 – $15
Neighborhood Theatre Group is proud to present the premiere of
“Thoughts and Prayers”
A New Play by A.M. Dean
Directed by Marisa Dluge
February 28-March 1 and March 6-8, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Riverside Arts Center Studio One (76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti)
$12 Online, $15 at Door, $7 Students (with ID)
A gun and manifesto are found in the trumpet case of a high school student. The botched school shooting leads to an experiment by the Department of Education to militarize teachers. When Huron Valley High School becomes the test subject, veteran teacher Melanie Webber must decide if she will comply.
Starring: Mimi Blackford, Eric Hohnke, Mike Sandusky, Debbie Secord, Kate Umstatter, and Craig VanKempen
Due to the intimate nature of the performance space there will be no late seating
We are proud to partner with Moms Demand Action – MI for this production.
Free street parking and restaurants within walking distance in downtown Ypsilanti.
About the Playwright: A.M. Dean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Michigan State University. He was the runner-up for “Best Writer” in Current Magazine’s Best of Washtenaw 2018. His first musical, “Beaver’s Long Strange Trip” was performed in June 2015 at The Back Office Studio in downtown Ypsilanti. He’s had numerous plays produced in Michigan and Chicago including “Cryptic” (Ypsilanti), “Carl, Baby” (Ypsilanti), “The Former Things” (Ypsilanti and Chicago), “Escape from the Haltzburg Boy’s Choir” and “15 Minutes” (Chicago) and his second full length musical, “Dispatches from the Dumb Decade” (Ypsilanti). In Chicago, he was a company member with Brain Surgeon Theatre and Literary Manager for The Ruckus Theatre Company from 2009-2012. Originally from Whitehall, Michigan, A.M. Dean is a proud resident of Ypsilanti and the Literary Manager and co-founder of Neighborhood Theatre Group.
“Thoughts and Prayers” is made possible with the support of The Arts Alliance and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs