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THE CAKE

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE DELICIOUS NEW COMEDY
THE CAKE
BY BEKAH BRUNSTETTER

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; May 29, 30 & 31 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Redbud Productions continues its 21st year with this delightful new play by ‘This Is Us’ writer Bekah Brunstetter.

“Dramatically satisfying, intensely emotional …’The Cake’ manages to touch our hearts even as it tickles our funny bones – CurtainUp

All is going well for Della (Deb Wood). Her North Carolina bakery is legendary, her husband (Brad Sharp) is proud of her culinary accomplishments, and she’s just been cast on her favorite television baking competition.

But then, her late-best-friend’s daughter Jen (Katie Whitney) comes home from New York City to ask her to make a cake for her upcoming wedding. When Della learns that Jen’s about to marry a woman (Krystle Dellihue), she is forced to re-examine her deeply held beliefs, as questions of morals, judgment and family swirl around them all.

“Dramatically satisfying, intensely emotional ‘The Cake’ manages to touch our hearts even as it tickles our funny bones – CurtainUp

THE HERD

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REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF
THE HERD
THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEDY/DRAMA OF A FAMILY IN CRISIS BY RORY KINNEAR

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; May 30 & 31 and June 1 (8:00 PM)
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Reserved seats are $25 & $20 and student tickets are $15;
Limited front row café table seating for groups of 2 for $55 a table

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

Redbud Productions continues its 20th year with the Michigan premiere of this witty and heartfelt play which examines a family falling apart and pulling together when life doesn’t turn out the way they imagined.

“A warm, but unstinting look at the burdens and rewards of caring for a loved one with special needs.” —Time Out Chicago.

A birthday party…two surprise guests…one unexpected evening.

Anxiety-ridden Carol (Lisa Coveney) is determined to have an intimate family dinner party for her disabled son who is turning twenty-one. Everything is going wrong. Her estranged ex-husband (Brian Hayes) drops in unexpectedly after years of having nothing to do with her or their son’s disability. Her daughter (Katie Whitney) reveals that she has a new boyfriend (Chris Krenz), who Carol has never met, who will also attend. And Carol’s son and caregiver are late…very, very late to the party. Lenore Ferber and Michael Haifleigh play the older generation of this clan confronting the possibilities of reconciliation, the power of the past, and the irresistible pull of family.

“A lively and moving comedy-drama… breathing with real, complicated life…buoyantly entertaining.” – The New York Times

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

Bad News

THE GREAT GOD PAN

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE ACCLAIMED NEW PLAY OF CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
THE GREAT GOD PAN
BY AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT AMY HERZOG

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 29, 30 & 31 (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;
Special group rate general seating price of $15 per ticket for groups of 10 or more

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

Redbud Productions celebrates its 15th year with this acclaimed play by award-winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize nominee Amy Herzog. The Great God Panwill be performed at Kerrytown following a critically-lauded world premiere at New York City’s Playwrights Horizons Theater. “A haunting new play…not something I’ll soon forget” The New York Times “Whatever the ideal [play] is, it has to look a lot like The Great God Pan” The New York Observer

Jamie (Dave Barker)’s life in Brooklyn seems just fine. He has a beautiful girlfriend (Katie Whitney), a budding journalism career, and parents (Mary Franceschi, Tim Grimes) who live just far enough away.

But, when a childhood acquaintance (Siamak Davarani) visits him with unsettling news, Jamie’s life is thrown in a tailspin, and he finds it difficult to decipher what is real and what is imagined.

Janet Rich plays a former babysitter whose fading recollections may provide a clue to the past and Sofia Fall is a young girl with a serious ailment in this mysterious and deeply compassionate play – the intimate tale of the tricks of one’s memory and of what is lost and won when a hidden truth is unloosed into the world.

“Haunting, deeply affecting, and unfailingly honest. Amy Herzog is one of the bright theatrical lights of her generation!” – The New York Times