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Festival Playhouse is proud to announce our 55th season: Theatre of Assumption and Confusion

Fall 2018: 

Senior Performance Series. Oct. 18-21. spells/signed by the heart by Robert Davis '19, directed by Kate Kreiss '19. Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, performed by Karishma Singh '19, directed by Aly Homminga '20. Dungeon Theatre.

It Can't Happen Here. Nov. 1-4. Based on a novel written in the 1935 by Sinclair Lewis, and adapted into a play in 1936 by Lewis and John C. Moffitt. A play about freedom of the press in the face of a tyrannical government.  Directed by Guest Artist Marissa Harrington. Nelda K. Balch Playhouse.


Winter 2019: 

The 9th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival. Featuring new plays written, performedand directed by local theatre artists including K-students. Judy Jollife Theatre in the Epic Center, Downtown Kalamazoo. Check for more details beginning October, 2018.

Senior Performance Series. Feb. 14-17. The Exception and The Rule by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Mitch Herr '19; Realm of the Dead by Hunter Himelhoch '19, directed by Louise Thomas '19. Dungeon Theatre.

Student Body by Frank Winters. Feb. 21-24. A play about students on a college campus and their responses to what appears to be an assault. Directed by Guest Artist Bianca Washington. Dungeon Theatre.


Spring 2019: 

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. May 16-19. A story about a shipwreck, masked identities, and the ensuing confusion. Directed by Karen Berthel. Nelda K. Balch Playhouse. 


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.