Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Fur is Flying this Weekend

A Dark Comedy by Nicky Silver
Directed by Susan Chmurynsky
May 8-10 & 15-17


This uproariously dark cartoon of a play is full of laughs and stark insights. A dysfunctional family gathers at their father's death bed and kicks the ego out of one another in a parade of neuroses.  CALL 482-5700 OR ONLINE AT


The Tennessee Blues

Andy Callis' first  semester students perform some of Tenessee Williams one act plays and scenes.  
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.
Phone: (517) 483-1546
Friday-Saturday, May 8-9, 8 p.m. The Tennessee Blues. Five one-act plays by Tennessee Williams. 1st Semester Contemporary Realism Studio performance.

On Sunday, Mary Job's students perform in a 10 minute Play Festival.  Shows Sunday are at 4:00 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Venus in Fur
by David Ives
directed by Robert Roznowski
May 7 - 10 & 14 - 17, 2015

Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director, is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Fur. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas' interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win. A mysterious, funny, erotic drama that represents yet another departure for the multifaceted David Ives. "The teeter-tottering test of wills that takes place in VENUS IN FUR makes even the most fraught encounter between a domineering director and a sensitive performer seem like a play date in the sandbox. Actors may be pleased to hear that in this ninety minutes of good, kinky fun, the upper hand does not necessarily belong to the usual suspect." —NY Times.  "You want funny? You want sexy? Then you'll want to see VENUS IN FUR." —New Jersey Newsroom.


This beloved musical tells of King Arthur (Marty Underhill) and his bride, Guenevere (Paula Sheynerman). Arthur’s ideal kingdom of Camelot is threatened by illegitimate Mordred (Josh Martin) plotting to gain the throne and by Guenevere falling in love with Arthur’s gallant knight and friend, Sir Lancelot (Joe Baumann). Will they destroy Arthur’s “round table” of knights who would use their might for right?
Enjoy classic songs, including “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “How to Handle a Woman”, “I Loved You Once In Silence,” “Camelot” and more. 
Contact Starlight Dinner Theatre for details.

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

You know the  phrase "It's like herding cats?"  Well the Popovich pet theatre does just that along with dogs, geese, a  miniature horse and a menagerie of other pets. The world famous Popovich comedy pet theatre  is a unique mix of comedy and daring do by your regular house pet.  

7 p.m. Friday, May 8 $25-35/$75 family of four Charlotte Performing Arts Center 378 State St., Charlotte (517) 541-5690,