World Premiere of New Play by Broadway Veteran Geoff Packard Opens in AA


The world premiere workshop production of Geoff Packard’s For The Record, inspired by Lucy Walker’s award-winning documentary “The Lion’s Mouth Opens,” will be presented December 6th-7th at 7:00pm at the Duderstadt Video Studio in Ann Arbor.

Set to star in the premiere are Tommy Gomez (Old Globe Theatre, A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Blake Roman (Theatre Aspen, Wagon Wheel Theatre) as D.C. and Rob, respectively. Sydney C. Shepherd will feature as Morgan, along with an ensemble of Allie Re and Jordan Newland.

An original play, For The Record explores the world of a young man trying to escape the history of his family, haunted by the genetic disposition of Huntington’s disease. Rob works as an associate engineer for a recording studio in New York City–any other facts about his family or his life before, he’d rather dismiss. But when D.C., an enigmatic, eccentric older gentleman with a very familiar-looking guitar, books a session at his studio, Rob will be forced to confront his family’s past and the disease he wanted to forget in order to have a chance at saving his future.

Geoff Packard (Bandstand, Wicked, Rock of Ages) also directs the production, which showcases his original music orchestrated by Cole P. Abod. For The Record features sets by Jessica Schloskey, costumes by Carly Behrendt, lighting design by Chris Simko, projection design by Andrew Howell, and sound design by Austin Friedberg.

Tickets will be first made available to subscribers. Tickets can be purchased at Visit or call (704) 778-2144 for more information.


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