Sunday, September 9, 2007

2006-2007 Theater Season is open

There's no doubt about it. With Labor Day behind us, the theater season is officially open.

Four shows opened in the area this weekend:

  • Scenes from American Life at the Ledges Playhouse in Grand Ledge's Fitzgerald Park
  • Mrs. Warren's Profession at BoarsHead in downtown Lansing
  • Plaza Suite at Lansing Civic Players in the Hannah Community Center
  • Streetcar Named Desire at Owosso Community Players in...ooh. In one of the middle schools. I'll try to update with the exact location--especially since I want to get out there next weekend.
I saw the first three shows on the list this weekend--BoarsHead on Friday, Ledges on Saturday, and Plaza on Sunday. One of the things that was enjoyable about all three was seeing some of the same people each night. Theater really can be a wonderful social occasion in a world where we have fewer and fewer opportunities to connect with people on a social level. It's one reason I hope theater never fully does away with intermission. Intermission is a great time to talk to people and to form deeper connections with a community.

I'll plan to blog about each of these shows this week. Perhaps that will keep me motivated to make daily entries this week.

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