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Actors’ Congratulates the Cast of “Love! Valour! Compassion!”

Our first main stage show of the season, Love! Valour! Compassion! has been cast:

Perry – Christopher Curry*

Love! Valour! Compassion!

Arthur – Kyle Jurassic*

Buzz –  Jeffrey Williams*

Gregory – Joe Worth

John/James – Dylan Harris

Bobby – Owen McIntee*

Ramon -Benji Schirm*

* Denotes first time at Actors’ Theatre

Love! Valour! Compassion! Opens September 19 and runs through September 29. More information can be found at the Actors’ Theatre website: www.atgr.org.

Circle Mirror TransformationCan’t wait until September?

Don’t forget that our Second Space production, Circle Mirror Transformation opens August 22 at Dog Story Theatre. Tickets are available now at the website.

Also, there is still time to get in on the Early Bird Special to get deals on season tickets and on Circle Mirror Transformation tickets! Call our box office at 234-3946 for more information.

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“Beauty Queen of Leenane” Closes to Sold Out Houses!

Beauty Queen of Leenane

Production still from “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” written by Martin McDonagh.

Actors’ Theatre would like to thank everyone who came out and saw our first Second Space production at Dog Story Theatre, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane.” The production was a great success and closed with Sold Out shows. We are grateful for all the positive comments, like these from our Facebook page:

From Kathy MV: Fabulous production – superb acting…still haunting me today.

From Deb C.: This show is a must see. The performances are across the board spot on. As always, with Fred Sebulske at the helm of such a talented & experienced cast, the whole production is at the highest level. And Dog Story Theater harks back to the original days of Actors’ in the old church. Very grateful to all involved for bringing this uber dark story to frighteningly real life on stage. Major kudos to everyone!

From Ginny K: This is a marvelous production!!! Bravo to Fred Sebulske and the superb cast. Wish I could see it a second time…

From Kathy B: Incredible show! An absolute “Must See”! Amy, Rose Anne, Craig and Dylan provide the most amazing acting you will ever see, even in this town of many incredible actors…. Thank you, Fred and Actors’ Theatre for a thrilling evening.
From Mary Beth Q: Congratulations to Actors’ on a great production and a great inaugural run at the Dog Story Theater!

Even though the cast has left Leenane, the Second Space Series still has more to come! Up Next: Circle Mirror Transformation. Circle Mirror Transformation will also be hosted by our friends at Dog Story Theatre. Be sure and reserve your seats right away – there are only 50 seats each evening!

Circle Mirror Transformation

August 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31 – 8pm
August 25 & September 1 – 3pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids

Circle Mirror Transformation

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Catch Great Theatre in July!

Circle Theatre Grand Rapids

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & GownsWonderettes
Jukebox Musical Comedy

The Sequal to the Smash Off-Broadway Hit Musical
Created by Roger Bean
July 11-13, 17-20, 24-27 at 7:30PM
July 21 at 5:00pm

We’re back in 1958, and it’s time for The Marvelous Wonderettes to graduate in this long-awaited sequel to the smash Off-Broadway hit! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future. Act Two zooms ahead to 1968, where the girls perform as bride and bridesmaids to celebrate Missy’s marriage to Mr. Lee! Featuring “Rock Around the Clock,” “At the Hop,” “Dancing in the Street,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and 25 more hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns will have you cheering for more!

Go to the Circle Theatre Grand Rapids website to learn more and order tickets.

Heritage Theatre

Comedy – The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)Heritage Theatre
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
July 11-13 and 18-20 at GRCC’s Spectrum Theater

From the playwrights: “All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! Now revised for 2013 with the same recycled jokes – just put in a different order. An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.”

Go to the Heritage Theatre Group website to learn more and order tickets.

Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids

The Beauty Queen Of LeenaneThe Beauty Queen Of Leenane
by Martin McDonagh
July 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26 & 27 – 8pm
July 21 & 28 – 3pm
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids

Maureen Folan is plain.  Maureen Folan is lonely.  Maureen Folan’s sisters have moved on to marriage and children while she remains as the caretaker for her manipulative, aging, and harshly critical mother Mag.  When Mag interferes with Maureen’s first and possibly final chance for a love of her own, their already awful relationship takes an even sharper turn for the worse.

Equal parts hilarious, chilling and tragic, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a dark Irish comedy by one of the masters of the genre.  Author of The Lieutenant of InishmoreA Skull in Connemara and The Pillowman, among others, Part One of McDonagh’s “Leenane Trilogy” is the Tony Award-winning play that will have you leaving the theatre aghast and abuzz.

Go to the Actors’ Theatre website to learn more and order your tickets.

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Coming Next Month – Actors’ NEW Second Space Series!

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

by Martin McDonagh
July 17 – 28, 2013 – 8PM
Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids

The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

Maureen Folan is plain.  Maureen Folan is lonely.  Maureen Folan’s sisters have moved on to marriage and children while she remains as the caretaker for her manipulative, aging, and harshly critical mother Mag.  When Mag interferes with Maureen’s first and possibly final chance for a love of her own, their already awful relationship takes an even sharper turn for the worse.

Equal parts hilarious, chilling and tragic, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a dark Irish comedy by one of the masters of the genre.  Author of The Lieutenant of InishmoreA Skull in Connemara and The Pillowman, among others, Part One of McDonagh’s “Leenane Trilogy” is the Tony Award-winning play that will have you leaving the theatre aghast and abuzz.

Reserve your tickets on the Actors’ Theatre website today!

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Summer Theatre at Actors’ Theatre!

LOTE Actors TheatreWe hope you’ll join us for our 10th annual Living on the Edge 10-minute play series on June 6-8 at 8:00PM.  The theme is Superstition and we’ll have five fantastic works by local West Michigan playwrights  to present.  Get more information on each of the 10 minute shows (including a list of the cast and directors for each piece) at the Actors’ Theatre website: actorstheatregrandrapids.org/edge.

The Beauty Queen Of LeenaneThis summer we also are presenting our inaugural Second Space Series in July and August at Dog Story Theatre, which includes the dark Irish comedy The Beauty Queen of Leenane and the poignant and thoughtful Circle, Mirror, Transformation.  We hope you’ll make Actors’ Theatre part of your summer plans!

Circle Mirror TransformationEach production at Actors’ Theatre represents the culmination of, literally, thousands of hours of work to bring West Michigan the best in professional quality contemporary plays and musicals.  It is because of the support of individuals like you that we can continue to be West Michigan’s best source for new and exciting theatre.  Your season subscriptions, ticket purchases and tax-deductible contributions make the difference in our ability to continue providing the best entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre.

We could not continue to do what we do without your support.  Please consider making Actors a part of your annual charitable giving.  If you would like to make a contribution to support the work we do, please click the “make a contribution” link.  All contributions will be recognized in our production programs an on our website throughout the year.   Thank you for supporting Actors’ Theatre!

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