Arts & Entertainment
Eric Bloch and Elizabeth Mowers in "Impossible Marriage." Photo: Ann Arbor Civic Theatre
An 'Impossible Marriage' at Ann Arbor Civic
Originally printed 11/26/2009 (Issue 1748 - Between The Lines News)
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's Studio Series presents the quirky comedy "Impossible Marriage," directed by Sam Zwetchkenbaum and Jean Leverich, Dec. 4-12 at A2CT's intimate, 40-seat Studio Theater at 322 W. Ann St. in Ann Arbor.
"Impossible Marriage" is a delightful comedy by award-winning playwright Beth Henley. It is spring in the Kingsley family's mysterious Savannah garden. As the eccentric family prepares for a wedding of an unlikely couple, their comedic efforts to stop the impending union will either put a stop to the wedding or see it through.
"I love the characters in this play," says co-director Zwetchkenbaum. "They are unique and complex and very real. The plot is zany and funny, but it's the characters that draw you in and keep you riveted to the story."
"Impossible Marriage" is very much Henley's homage to Chekhov, adds co-director Jean Leverich. "It's a perfect play for an intimate theater. The proximity of the audience to the stage fosters a real connection between the characters and the audience, and there isn't a bad seat in the house!"
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating.
Tickets are available at the A2CT office at 322 W. Ann St, by calling the office at 734-971-2228 or at the door. Additional information is available by visiting http://www.a2ct.org.