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IF I FORGET

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF
IF I FORGET
BY TONY-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT STEVEN LEVENSON (DEAR EVAN HANSEN)

THE POWERFUL NEW FAMILY DRAMA
WINNER OF 2017’S OUTSTANDING NEW OFF-BROADWAY PLAY AWARD

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; May 31, June 1 & 2 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

General Tickets are $20 and student tickets are $15;
Limited front row café table seating for groups of 2 – 3 for $25 a seat

For reservations, call Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Redbud Productions continues its 19th year with this critically acclaimed new play, winner of the 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. Playwright Steven Levenson won the 2017 Tony Award for the smash Broadway musical hit Dear Even Hansen.

“Passionate and provoking, If I Forget is a family play, a political play and a kitchen-sink play. ..The three adult children of an ailing father, Lou Fischer, are outspoken Jewish-Americans. Irritable and animated, the Fischers come vibrantly alive in this young playwright’s funny, bruising, searching voice. — The New York Times

In the final months before 9/11, a liberal Jewish studies professor (Dave Barker) reunites with his two sisters (Melissa Stewart, Susan Todoroff) to celebrate their aged father (Tim Grimes)’s birthday.

Secrets and long-held resentments rush to the surface with biting humor and razor-sharp insight as the three siblings argue over how much they’re willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, they clash over everything from the professor’s controversial new book to the enormous pressures of caring for an ailing parent.

Redbud’s talented cast includes Brian Hayes, Chris Krenz, and Jennie Ross as family members caught in the siblings’ struggle.

“A juicy melting pot of drama, comedy, and realistic family strife.” —The Huffington Post

“If I Forget succeeds both as a thoughtful family drama filled with wit and as a compelling dissection of the world we live in.” —Entertainment Weekly

Liam Weeks as a young John Patrick Shanley in Prodigal Son

PRODIGAL SON

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF
PRODIGAL SON
THE ACCLAIMED NEW PLAY BY PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; June 1,2 & 3 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

General Tickets are $20 and student tickets are $15;
Limited front row café table seating for groups of 2 – 3 for $25 a seat

For reservations, call Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Redbud Productions continues its 18th year with the 2016 critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway smash by the Tony-winning, Oscar-nominated author of Doubt. This autobiographical new play is based on Shanley’s tumultuous high school years in the late 1960’s.

“As the memoir of a major moral playwright, it’s a gem“ – New York Theatre Wire

Prodigal Son is a passionate, explosive portrait of Shanley (Liam Weeks), a high school kid uprooted from the Bronx, on the verge of salvation or destruction as he desperately tries to fit in at an elite New Hampshire private school.

This gifted young man is violent, alienated, and on fire with a ferocious loneliness.

The Dean of the school (Tim Grimes) must wrestle with the dilemma: Is the young man a genius or a complete disaster and harmful to the students? Deb Wood is the Dean’s kindhearted wife who believes in the young man’s talent, Nate Brassfield plays the boys inspiring teacher, and Chris Krenz is the roommate caught in the middle.

“We all spent at least a few angst-ridden months (or maybe longer), like Jim, in “a special, beautiful room in hell.” Thankfully, we have writers like Shanley to bring us back — for a brief, but intense, emotion-packed 95-minute trip” – Entertainment Weekly

“I want to see Prodigal Son again soon. It’s the best thing that Shanley has given us since Doubt. You can’t get much better than that.” – The Wall Street Journal

Katie Whitney and Dave Barker in Good People

GOOD PEOPLE

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE TONY-NOMINATED COMEDY-DRAMA
GOOD PEOPLE
BY PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT DAVID LINDSAY-ABAIRE

NAMED BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR
BY THE NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; October 13, 14 & 15 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

General Tickets are $20 and student tickets are $15;
Limited front row café table seating for groups of 2 – 3 for $25 a seat

For reservations, call Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com.

Redbud Productions celebrates its 18th year with this Tony- nominated play, named Best Play of the Year by the New York Drama Critics’ Circle, written by the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright of Rabbit Hole.

With a humorous glow, Good People explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America

“A very fine new play ….one of the more subtly surprising treats of this theater season.” The New York Times. “A quality rarely seen on Broadway” – Time Out

Welcome to Southie, the Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh (Katie Whitney) has just been fired from yet another job.

Facing eviction from her eccentric landlady (Linda Lee Austin) and scrambling to catch a break, Margie, on the advice of her best friend (Emily Rogers), approaches her former boyfriend (Dave Barker), now a wealthy doctor, in hopes that he is her ticket to a fresh new start.

Will this self-made man face his humble beginnings? Margie risks what little she has left to find out. The outstanding cast includes Krystle Dellihue and Chris Krenz.

Good People maps the fault lines of social class with a rare acuity of perception while also packing a substantial emotional wallop.” – Boston Globe “A wonderful new play … poignant, brave and almost subversive in its focus on what it really means to be down on your luck” The New York Post