Encore Michigan

Ancient History 02/16–02/25

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ALLEN PARK—Outvisible Theatre Company presents the third show, and second Michigan premiere, in its sophomore season, Ancient History by David Ives. Directed by Outvisible’s artistic director, Adriane Galea, the production runs February 16-25, 2018.

Tickets are $25 and are available online at OutvisibleTheatre.com or by calling 313-355-8340. Seniors (60+) receive a $5 discount; students receive a $10 discount with valid school ID; only one ticket may be purchased per ID. Groups of eight or more: Contact Adriane Galea at adriane@outvisibletheatre.com or 313-427-2490. Pay What You Can shows are February 19 and 20 at 8:00 pm. Patrons may reserve their spot online through the box office or in-person starting one hour prior to curtain.

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. The mood at first is light-hearted and filled with brightly humorous lines, but 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.

The cast includes Caitlin Morrison as Ruth and Ryan Ernst as Jack. Harley Miah is lighting designer and Sydnee Dombrowski is stage manager.

David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, All in the Timing, and for his drama Venus in Fur, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of The Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City.

Show Times

  • Feb 16, 2018

    8:00 pm


  • Feb 17, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Feb 19, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Pay what you can

  • Feb 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

    Pay what you can

  • Feb 23, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Feb 24, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Feb 25, 2018

    3:00 pm

Theater Info

Outvisible Theatre Company

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Box Office Phone: 313-427-2490

Theater Phone: 313-427-2490

18614 Ecorse Road

Allen Park, MI 48101