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Kim Brown in Nice Girl

NICE GIRL

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS
PRESENTS
THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF
NICE GIRL
THE TENDER NEW COMEDY/DRAMA BY MELISSA ROSS

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday; October 26,27 & 28 (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 19th year with the 2015 critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play Nice Girl, a tender comedy/ drama about discovering who you are and letting go of who you were ‘supposed’ to be.

“A wonderfully warm play about women and love, playwright Melissa Ross’ gentle, old-fashioned heart-tugger casts an insistent spell.” – NY Daily News.

In 1984 suburban Massachusetts, Josephine Rosen (Kim Brown) has a dead-end job, lives with her mother (Lenore Ferber), and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of an unintended spinsterhood. “This isn’t the life I thought I’d be living,” Jo tells her mom. “I’m a spinster who lives at home with her mother! I had a scholarship to Radcliffe and I’m a secretary!”

But a new, uninhibited friend at work (Lisa Coveney) and a chance flirtation with the local butcher (Nate Brassfield) give her hope for change and maybe even romance.

Josephine gathers her courage, dusts off the Jane Fonda tapes, and begins tentative steps towards a new life.

“A slice of middle-class life with unpatronizing honesty and simplicity” —NY Times

“With a dark, sardonic wit, Ross’s Nice Girl is a deceptively simple story that packs an emotional wallop through thoughtfully drawn characters and the ache of human frailty.” – Exeunt Magazine

Other Desert Cities

OTHER DESERT CITIES

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
OTHER DESERT CITIES
THE BROADWAY SMASH HIT:
A TONY-NOMINATED COMEDY-DRAMA OF FAMILY SECRETS
BY AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT JON ROBIN BAITZ

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, May 28, 29 & 30 (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 continues its 16th year with this award-winning comedy-drama, which played to sold out Off-Broadway houses in 2011 at Lincoln Center and was a critically acclaimed hit when it transferred to Broadway.

A Pulitzer Prize finalist, Other Desert Cities was named Best Play of the Year by the Outer Critics Circle, was lauded by The New York Times as “The Best New Play on Broadway,” and received five Tony award nominations, including Best Play.

“The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups…in many a season.” The New York Times. “An oasis of humor & poignance” USA Today “Like a good popcorn movie, ‘Desert’ holds you rapt and keeps you guessing to the end” New York Daily News

Brooke (Dana Denha), fresh out of rehab, returns home to Palm Springs to celebrate a family Christmas after a six-year absence.

Announcing she will publish a tell-all memoir of a tragic event in their history, she dares her family to prevent her, and discovers that her wealthy Reagan-supporting parents do not want this painful wound reopened under any circumstances.

Deb Wood and Tim Grimes are featured as the distraught parents, Liam Weeks is the brother caught in the middle of the heated family conflict and Lenore Ferber is the outspoken alcoholic aunt in recovery in this riveting comedy-drama of family secrets and a Holiday reunion gone awry.

“A Broadway gem.” – Newsday.