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CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE DELIGHTFUL OFF-BROADWAY COMEDY/DRAMA
OF MISMATCHED STUDENTS IN A NEW ENGLAND ACTING CLASS
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
BY ANNIE BAKER

Directed By Loretta Grimes
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, October 16, 17 & 18 (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 (voted 2011’s Best Stage Production Company by annarbor.com readers) celebrates its 15th anniversary with this critically acclaimed comedy-drama – winner of the 2010 Obie Award for Best New American Play and lauded as one of the top ten plays of the year by The New York Times, Time Out New York, and The New Yorker.

In a small Vermont town, it is time for Marty (Liz Greaves-Hoxsie)’s new six-week creative drama class for adults! Only four students have enrolled – a recently divorced carpenter (Jim Sullivan), a flirty former actress (Jenna Naert), a jaded high school junior (Maddie Maxey) and Marty’s husband (Tim Grimes) who reluctantly enrolled because Marty needed more students.

As these five mismatched New Englanders begin to experiment with harmless theatre games – touching hilarity ensues, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won.

Circle Mirror Transformation is “absorbing, unblinking and sharply funny!” says The New York Times. Don’t miss it!

Cassie Mann as Emily Bridges in Redbud Productions' 'A Small Fire'

A Small Fire

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF THE
AWARD-WINNING OFF-BROADWAY FAMILY DRAMA
A SMALL FIRE
BY ADAM BOCK

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

General Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students & seniors
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 (voted 2011’s Best Stage Production Company by annarbor.com readers) is proud to present award-winning playwright Adam Bock’s critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play – A Small Fire, nominated for Best Play of 2011 as well as several other Drama Desk Awards.

Do not miss the Midwest premiere of this family drama by the author of The Receptionist. The New York Times raved that A Small Fire is “about the complex, ever-evolving nature of enduring relationships….funny and unexpectedly touching.”

Emily Bridges (Cassie Mann) loves her job as the owner of a high profile construction firm. She is confident, assured and runs a tight and successful organization. Her daughter (Dana Denha) is about to be wed and she is successfully married to an HR manager (Tim Grimes).

But, as she describes to her close employee (Brad Sharp), she does not approve of her daughter’s fiancé, is extremely uneasy at home, and is determined to stop her daughter’s wedding!

When something shocking and unexpected happens, Emily is called to re-examine what she cherishes most – and her family and friends must also closely examine their relationships to her. The result is, according to New York 1, “a play about … love (both parental and marital), health and friendship ….. beautifully conceived.”

A Small Fire is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Do not miss this wonderful play that Variety praised as an “unforgettable banquet.”

Redbud Acting Classes

REDBUD PRODUCTIONS

20 YEARS OF
ACTING CLASSES FOR ADULTS
and
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Redbud Productions in Ann Arbor, Michigan offers acting classes for adults and high school students, taught by local teacher, director and actress Loretta Grimes. Using the techniques of Sanford Meisner, sessions focus on emotional work, improvisation and scene study.

Our next series of classes for new students will occur in September 2019. Classes for new students will be held in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 – 6:00 pm and will consist of 10 sessions. Class dates will be announced in the summer. For more information on our classes and how to register for the next session, contact Redbud Productions at meisnerclass@gmail.com.

Loretta Grimes trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York using methods devised by famed teacher Sanford Meisner. Using his technique, she encourages students to act moment-to-moment, recalling emotional images from their past to serve as a background for their character’s emotional state of mind.

Loretta Grimes has successfully taught Meisner technique classes for adults and teens for 20 years. Many of her students have gone on to featured roles for Redbud Productions, Purple Rose Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Encore Musical Theatre, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and other local companies, as well as roles in theaters in Chicago, New York (Off-Broadway and Broadway), and Los Angeles. Students have also been featured in films shot in Michigan, Chicago and New York. Her high school students have gone on to advanced studies at Yale Drama School, New York University, the University of Michigan, New York’s Circle in the Square, Juilliard, DePaul University and other Theater programs.

If you would like more information contact Redbud Productions at meisnerclass@gmail.com or call 734-663-7167.