Encore Michigan

Tales from the Mitten 01/05–01/28

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FERNDALE—Slipstream Theatre Initiative’s first production for 2018 will be Tales from the Mitten, an original work by Luna Alexander and Dan Johnson. Tickets are $12 in advance only and available via www.slipstreamti.com or by emailing InsideTheSlipstream@gmail.com.

What is it that makes theater in Michigan unique?  Dan and Luna don’t know exactly, but they’ve only got one audition to figure something out.  Exploring the same audition through several different lenses, Dan and Luna offer insight on the peaks and valleys of acting in the Mitten State – trading laughs, reflections, and perspective on everything from the driving force of imagination and the crippling effect of discrimination, to the curiously strong magic of tape ball in Pure Michigan. It is a tribute to the driving creative forces in the state.

You will laugh until you cry, and you will cry because of how truthful and relatable the experiences are. You don’t even have to be an actor, theatre pro, or any kind of art aficionado to enjoy this 90-minute romp into Pure Michigan madness.

On a serious note, the production features award-winning Luna Alexander and Dan Johnson as they bare all – emotionally, personally, and truthfully. See what makes us all alike, and gain a new understanding of what keeps us apart.

Artistic Director Bailey Boudreau “loosely” directs the fully devised piece and Technical Director Ryan Ernst is responsible for all the technical elements. The cast is only Luna and Dan, with some surprise voice over artists.
The production runs weekends January 5th through January 28th.

Show Times

  • Jan 5, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 6, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 7, 2018

    7:00 pm

  • Jan 11, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 14, 2018

    7:00 pm

  • Jan 15, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 19, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 20, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 21, 2018

    7:00 pm

  • Jan 26, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 27, 2018

    8:00 pm

  • Jan 28, 2018

    7:00 pm

Theater Info

Slipstream Theatre Initiative

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Box Office Phone: 313-986-9156

Theater Phone: 313-986-9156

460 Hilton Rd.

Ferndale, MI 48220