Looking for a quick fix for a bad habit? Take the route prescribed by Dr. Pepper in the Terrence McNally penned comedy, “Dunelawn,” which plays at Wayne State University’s Studio Theatre Nov. 27-Dec. 5.
Meet Dr. Pepper, the wheel-chaired director of Dunelawn, a man who dispenses a uniquely indulgent sort of marital guidance at his expansive retreat. His fix to your problems? Indulge in smoking, drinking and sexual promiscuity, which seems to work wonders for his patients, whose wacky case histories are each examined in hilarious detail. April and Roy are newlyweds, suffering from problems in the bedroom. Dolly claims her husband tried to kill her, and Hiram and Francis just never want to leave. Together, they make up the patients at Dunelawn.
Directed by first-year WSU Ph.D. candidate Michael Butterworth, the show marks his first production at the Studio Theatre.
The cast of Dunelawn includes Robbie Dwight, Kerianne Furgerson, Joseph Gehart, Ivy Haralson, Jonathan Hoopingarner, Zachary Hordynski, Derrell Jones and Andrick Siegmund.
The production team includes Susan Campbell (assistant set designer), Chelsea Carter (lighting designer), Katya Feldman (props coordinator, Stephanie Kramer (stage manager, Anthony Karpinski (set designer) and Tracy Machak (costume designer.
“Dunelawn plays at the Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 3-5, plus 2 p.m. Nov. 28. The Studio Theatre is located downstairs at the Hilberry Theatre at 4743 Cass Ave. in Detroit. Ticket prices range from $10-$12. Discounts available.
For tickets and more information please call 313-577-2972, log on to http://www.wsushows.com or visit the Wayne State University box office at 4743 Cass on the corner of Cass and Hancock.