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A quick look at Ancient History…
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Ruth and Jack, both in their mid-thirties, believe themselves perfectly suited to each other. But when Ruth suddenly mentions marriage, a subtle but ominous change is felt in their relationship. As it happens, Ruth is Jewish, Jack is a lapsed Catholic who scorns religion; she is career oriented and bent on success; he is a poorly paid teacher who is happy to settle for what he has; she fears her stern parents would never accept her marrying a non-Jewish man; he has already been through one failed marriage and is wary of repeating his mistake. And while the mood at first is light-hearted and filled with brightly humorous lines, it is also punctuated by the random ringing of an unseen phone—at which times the protagonists quickly vary the mood and express their secret feelings and recriminations in brief, often caustic, monologues. Later, no holds are barred, and the irreconcilable differences that were largely sublimated in the beginning now burst forth in full fury, leading to a monumental explosion and, apparently, Ruth and Jack’s acceptance of the sobering truth that there is more that divides than unites them.
Fridays: February 9, 16, 23, 2018 at 8pm
Saturdays: February 10, 17, 24, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday: February 25, 2018 at 3pm
Monday: February 19, 2018 at 8pm
Wednesday: February 14, Special Valentine’s Day performance at 8pm
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Meet the cast of Ancient History…
Ryan graduated from University of Michigan in 2013 with a bachelor’s in Theatre Arts and since has been working on and off around Detroit. He has appeared on stage for companies such as Shakepseare in Detroit, Open Book, and Slipstream Theatre Initiative where he is also the technical director. When not learning lines or building sets he coaches forensics and teaches at theatre camp. Ryan would like to thank everyone that supports local live theatre, thanks for keeping the dream alive!
Caitlin Morrison most recently graduated with her MFA from Louisiana State University. While there, she was a resident company member of Swine Palace Productions, where she appeared as Jane in Vieux Carre, Celia in As You Like It, and Poppy in Noises Off. As her graduate thesis, she researched, wrote, and performed in her own one person show Give ‘er the Gun, a story about sexual assault in the military, which has since seen two productions. As a Wayne State BFA graduate, Caitlin has also been seen on the Studio (Serenading Louie), Bonstelle (Rimers of Eldritch, To Kill a Mockingbird) and Hilberry (The Cider House Rules) stages. After a long hiatus she is thrilled to be acting once again in the Mitten. CaitlinMorrison.com.
Meet our creative team…
Adriane Galea is the Artistic Director of Outvisible as well as the Executive Director of its parent organization, Center Stage Studios, where she teaches voice, piano, and acting. In the past, Adriane has worked both on and offstage with The AKT Theatre Project in Wyandotte, some of her favorites being Children of Eden (Mama Noah), Spring Awakening (Vocal Director), and The Turn of the Screw (Director). Adriane serves on the Board of Directors of the American Guild of Music and An Amazing Woman Foundation, and she is proud to hold Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan!