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Festival Playhouse

Current Festival Playhouse Production

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Karen Berthel. (Week 7) May 17-20, 2018.IA Poster

Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Circle and Outer Critic Circle awards. Lynn Nottage is one of the most poetic and honored of contemporary American playwrights (Ruined, Crumbs from the Table of Joy) and Intimate Apparel may be her most moving and thoughtful play. Set in a 1900s boardinghouse, Esther, an African American seamstress loves Mark, a white Jewish fabric seller, but agrees to marry George, a Caribbean man she corresponds with under false pretenses. A play about race, love, and dreams.

More about our 54th Season

Festival Playhouse is proud to announce our 55th Season!

Fall 2018: It Can't Happen Here--a play about freedom of the press in the face of a tyrannical government. Based on a novel written in the 1935 by Sinclair Lewis, and adapated into a play in 1936 by Lewis and John C. Moffitt. Director tbd.

Winter 2019: Senior Performance Series (students' submissions are due this term, so titles and directors tba!) and Student Body by Frank Winters. Directed by Guest Artist, Bianca Washington.

Spring 2019: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Directed by Karen Berthel.


Audition Information for Current K Students

Festival Playhouse is a proud member of Theatre Kalamazoo (TK), a consortium of theatres from Kalamazoo County. TK demonstrates that collectively we can achieve much more than we can as individual theatres--and together, we promote the very things that define what is truly special about being alive in the world, interacting with one another to celebrate humanity at large.

Theatre that is always provocative. Theatre that is always thoughtful.

Festival Playhouse gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Dorothy U. Dalton Foundation.