Kickshaw Theatre, Ann Arbor’s pop-up professional theatre, will stage two full productions for their 2018-19 season, their 4th since the company’s founding in 2015. “At Kickshaw, we dig deep, turn over every rock to find the freshest, most original voices in the American Theatre today,” says Artistic Director Lynn Lammers. “These plays are bold and surprising and absolutely beg to be experienced live.”
by Laura Jacqmin
September 13-October 7, 2018
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Milvotchkee, Visconsin is the surreal and eye-opening story of Molly, a woman living with a hole in her head. Molly’s lifetime of memories are falling right out of her head, and fast. Her surroundings become unfamiliar and distorted as she comes to grips with the challenges of her disease. Working with healthcare professionals she doesn’t always understand and a family that doesn’t always understand her, can she find a way to carry on with dignity and peace?
The Ding Dongs (or What Is the Penalty in Portugal?)
by Brenda Withers
March 28-April 14, 2019
trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Rd., Suite 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
When Joe and Natalie, a sweet-faced couple, show up on a suburban doorstep, the tight-lipped homeowner, Redelmo, finds their story suspicious: the house, they claim, was Joe’s childhood home and they’ve driven all this way in hopes of getting a quick peek around. As a cat-and-mouse game steadily unfolds between a bewildered homeowner and two uninvited visitors, the mood of unease escalates into something like terror.
Each production begins with a pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, followed by a regular preview on Friday and Press Opening on Saturday. Regular performances are 8:00 pm Thursday through Saturday and 4:00 pm Sunday. Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students.
Kickshaw donors can purchase tickets one week in advance of general ticket sales, which begin approximately one month before each show opens. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.kickshawtheatre.org, by phone through Showclix at 888.718.4253, and at the door with cash or credit card.
About Kickshaw Theatre
Kickshaw means “rare delight.” And that defines what Kickshaw Theatre offers.
Founded in 2015, Kickshaw Theatre has become known for uncommon stories and stylistic daring.Kickshaw Theatre excites curiosity with plays that represent humanity in all its complexity and multitudes, seeking out stories that increase empathy, artistic literacy, intellectual stimulation, and a sense of social connection.
Kickshaw is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit professional theatre, operating under an agreement with Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.