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The Summer Theatre Festival 2015

The 9th Annual Summer Theatre Festival is here! Be sure to purchase a Full or Mini Membership for yourself, for family members, or for friends. Use the Become a Member button—you will find one above and also on the Summer Theatre Festival page—to start the process.

Coming Next …

Unnecessary Farce
July 9-11

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. Read More …

Central Michigan University Touring Company
July 16-18

The talented and always delightful students of CMU’s Summer Theatre touring company are back by popular demand with these performances: Don't Dress for Dinner, One Slight Hitch, and Jerry Finnegan's Sister. Read More …

Around the World in 8 Plays
July 23-25

Join the White Lake Youth Theatre on a trip around the world to explore forgotten myths and unusual legends in eight fast-paced and hilarious tales! You will be guided by a band of roaming gypsies and transported to the ancient Far East. Read More …

July 30-31, August 1

Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a "dry" spell. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit. Sidney offers to collaborate with the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play. Read More …

Cotton Patch Gospel
August 6-8

Cotton Patch Gospel—often referred to as the "Greatest Story Ever Retold"—is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan in which the Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs. It is the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. Drama critics loved this show and so did a broad spectrum of religious commentators. Read More …

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