A funny thing
on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City
by halley feiffer
A Funny Thing Happened...
A foul-mouthed twenty-something comedian and a middle-aged man embroiled in a nasty divorce are brought together unexpectedly when their cancer-stricken mothers become roommates in the hospital. Together, this unlikely duo must negotiate some of life’s biggest challenges…while making some of the world’s most inappropriate jokes. Can these two very lost people learn to laugh through their pain and lean on each other, when all they really want to do is run away?
"…a play that is as deeply felt as its name is long…[an] exposed nerve of a script…” —NY Times. “…raunchy and fearless…[an] audacious mix of crude humor and deep feeling…funny and moving…[Feiffer’s] distinct voice is on fine display throughout, in all its uniquely unsettling glory. A FUNNY THING…manages to take the least funny thing possible and uncover dark laughter along the way.” —TheaterMania.com.
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 at 8pm
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 8pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 8pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3pm
Adults $25 • Seniors $20 • Students $15
Weekday performances are pay-what-you-can
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In the meantime...
Gayle is new to the Michigan theatre scene having moved from Green Bay, WI this past year where she performed in community and professional theatre. Favorite past roles have been Violet Weston in “August: Osage County”; Silda Graumanin “Other Desert Cities”; Clara Nowak in “Miracle on South Division Street”; and Sheila in “It Shoulda Been You”. She lives with her 4 lb chihuahua, Cheerio, in the Lansing countryside and volunteers her time at the Riverwalk Theatre Costume Shop. Gayle is excited and thankful to be able to share the stage in this deeply moving but very funny show and would love to meet you afterwards! She needs friends…
DIANE HILL is currently Producing Artistic Director at Theatre NOVA in Ann Arbor and previously the Artistic Director of Two Muses Theatre. She has a Ph.D. in Theatre from WSU, along with degrees in music and theatre from U of M, and she was a professor of Theatre at Oakland Community College where she originated the Theatre degree program. Diane has performed at many professional theatres in southeast Michigan, including the Fisher Theatre, Meadow Brook, Masonic Temple, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit’s Gem Theatre, Purple Rose, Tipping Point, Encore Musical Theatre, Croswell Opera House, Theatre NOVA, Open Book Theatre, The Ringwald and Cherry County Playhouse. She won a Wilde Award for her portrayal of Vivian Bearing in Wit, a Rogue Critic's Award for her previous work at Breathe Art Theatre as Mama in 'night, Mother, and an Ann Arbor News Award for her work as Agnes in I Do! I Do! Diane has performed leading roles in several independent films and television and radio commercials. She played Miss Caroline in the feature film, War Flowers with Christina Ricci and Tom Berenger, Pam in She Lights Up Well with Tsai Chin (from The Joy Luck Club) and was featured in Heartlock.
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Jeremy St. Martin
Jeremy St Martin is a graduate of the Go comedy improv University. He has been a member of various troupes for over 7 years, and was recently appointed music director for Go comedy. Jeremy has performed in theaters and festivals as well as taught workshops across the country, including the Village Theater in Atlanta and the iO theater in Chicago. This May, Jeremy will begin setting up the musical improv program with Go Comedy. d
Meet the Production Team
Sarah Hawkins, a native of Indiana, has been working as an actress, director, and educator across the country for the last ten years. Sarah received her MFA in Acting from Wayne State University and BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Sarah's production of Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight received accolades for “superb direction” (Detroit Free Press) which gave “flair and cohesiveness to Gunderson’s script which could very well lapse into disarray in less capable hands” (It’s All Theatre blog).Sarah has also directed at Open Book Theatre, Outvisible Theatre, Warren Civic Theatre, Wabash Area Community Theatre, Wabash County Summer Youth Theatre, Wagon Wheel Theatre, Motor City Youth Theatre and Matrix Theatre Company, most recently winning the Tipping Point Theatre Sandbox Play Festival Directorship through BoxFest Detroit. As an actress, Sarah has performed with Tipping Point Theatre, Planet Ant, Matrix Theatre, and Open Book Theatre. Regionally, Sarah has worked with the Commonweal Theatre Company (Lanesboro, MN), CLIMB Theatre (St. Paul, MN), and Creede Repertory Theatre (Creede, CO). Sarah is a certified teacher in the Michael Chekhov technique and teaches theatre at Eastern Michigan University, University of Detroit-Mercy and Henry Ford College.
Harley Miah is a professional in the entertainment technology industry. He is a freelance lighting programmer for a large number of nightclubs, concerts and festivals across the country, and the chief lighting designer for IKO Global Productions. Harley has designed lights for all of the shows at Outvisible since it's inception in 2016. He is also the resident lighting designer for the Open Book Theatre Company in Trenton, where he designed the lights for all the shows in Open Book’s shows and earned a Wilde Award for Best Design - Lights for his work on Red in 2015. When not working in the theater, Harley spends his time painting, building Lego stages, loitering in museums, and seeing as many shows as he can in this great theatre community we have in Southeast Michigan. He hopes you do the same.