Michigan Playwrights Festival

By Theatre Nova (other events)

7 Dates Through Oct 09, 2022


Our Place by Quan ChambersFriday, Sept. 30 @ 8 pm

Carter and Meech long ago decided to call one place all their own, but what happens when two unique souls stumble upon it? Will their lives change forever?

Nuns at the End of the World by Catherine Zudak - Saturday, Oct. 1 @ 8 pm

In the near future, Sister Clare is trying to keep her spirits up on the island of Nun’s End. A weather catastrophe in the early days of Lent has cut her and her Sisters off from the mainland of Ireland. As they await the return of their priest with news and supplies, they run short on food and hope. They begin turning on each other. Will the Good Father return in time for Easter and bring peace back to their little cloister? Only God knows.

From Mars, Earth Looks Like a Star by Meg Richards - Sunday, Oct. 2 @ 2 pm

The play is about two friends. One has been chosen to join the first human settlement on the planet Mars- but the other has not, and so they must say goodbye.

Small Slam by Arnold Johnston and Deborah Ann Percy - Thursday, Oct. 6 @ 8 pm

Two couples - Karl and Barbara, Joel and Ellen - meet regularly to play bridge. Unfortunately, Barbara’s terminal illness causes various simmering problems - including career frustrations and suspicions of infidelity - to erupt into open conflict. Contributing to humor and tension are the play of actual bridge hands, a magazine sex survey, and the thematic counterpoint of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II, in which Karl plays the title role in a university production. 

Divided Boxes by RD Wakeman - Friday, Oct. 7 @ 8 pm

Fred has lost his job and his mind, again. It seems to him that someone is watching him, messing with his life, and pulling the strings. His wife blames him. Fred was never the same after he disappeared years ago. Fred is about to discover his puppeteer.

Spaceling by Michael Alan Herman and Josie Lapczynski - Saturday, Oct. 8 @ 8 pm

A painter named Nathan Kensington struggles to keep an alien lifeform hidden in his house amid a budding scientific investigation. But, as NASA and independent scientists circle closer and closer, Nathan might not be able to keep his new otherworldly friend safe from humanity. As a love letter to classic science-fiction, Spaceling explores what it means to be human, and what it means to be the dominant species on earth. 

The Growing Season by Steve Clark and Tom Emmott - Sunday, Oct. 9 @ 2 pm

The Growing Season, a musical, tells the story of a grieving family reconnecting with each other and the land. Time spent rebuilding a rundown farm reminds each family member of who they are and what is important in their lives. 


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