Workshop Readings: A Complicated Hope
Live Readings of the 2021 Panowski Playwriting Award Winner
Written by John Mabey
Our biennial Panowski Playwriting Competition is back this year with a brand new work! Audiences are invited to join us via Zoom for live readings of this year's winning play, A Complicated Hope by John Mabey. The story follows Marie and her daughter, Rose Marie, who are left adrift after their husband/father, Michael, passes away. But it's how he leaves that alters the lives of the family forever. Arnie, Michael's boyfriend, yearns to heal those who've been hurt and unexpectedly discovers a family of his own. Mirroring the erratic path of grief itself, this beautiful play flashes between the moments in time that changed them all. Their journeys explore the challenges of both finding a family of choice and letting yourself be found.
Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th at 7:30pm
Tickets are $17 General Public, $12 NMU Employee/Senior/Military, and $5 NMU Students.
A Zoom link will be emailed to ticket holders before their chosen date.
|Rose Marie||Amarae Robinson|
|Playwriting Competition Coordinator||Lilith Kontos|
|Readers||Keli Crawford-Truckey, Sophie Sam|
Forest Roberts Theatre Summer Staff
|Director of Theatre||Bill Digneit|
|Production Manager||Bill Digneit|
|Costume Shop Supervisor||Ann Juidici|
|Properties Artisan/Manager||Keli Crawford-Truckey|
|Lighting Supervisor||Dan Zini|
|Sound Supervisor||Bill Digneit|
|Marketing Manager||Lilith Kontos|
|Summer Work Crew||Megan Hibbard, Erin Hope, Clair Kaminski, Aubrey Wolck|