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Screw It: Doin’ Time On The Line Comes To Boll Theatre 4/21-23

Preview April 12, 2017 Encore Staff

DETROIT, Mich.–After completing a sold out run in Ann Arbor this past October at Theatre Nova, native Michigan actor and playwright Tim Campos returns to perform his one-person show Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line at the Marlene Boll Theatre in Detroit, April 21 through 23, 2017. Tickets are on sale now at www.screwit.brownpapertickets.com.

Directed by Antoine McKay, a leading director and actor from the Midwest, the show chronicles Campos’ near decade of personal experiences working the assembly line for Ford Motor Company in both Saline, Michigan, and Chicago, Illinois. Campos performs over forty-five unique characters in this hilarious and poignant fast-paced show. Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line is a daring solo performance that gives a glimpse into the factories of one of America’s largest companies. Campos takes the audience on a no holds barred adventure as he shares his intimate portrait of factory life.

In Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line, twenty-seven-year-old actor Tim returns home to Detroit financially broke after performing his play in Los Angeles. Like many others in the Motor City, he takes a job with Ford Motor Company to recoup his finances and to move out of his sister’s house. His ‘one-year and done’ promise to himself turns into nearly a decade after he reaps the benefits of a steady paycheck and a job where he can manipulate the system. Tim treats the assembly line like a stage, using daily doses of pranks and absurdity to keep from going insane. All the while, trying to figure out the perfect escape from the factory life. The show contains explicit language throughout.

Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line features Original Music by Ryan Bentley, Ray Smetana (former Ford Saline Parts Plant worker now working at Dearborn Truck) and Quasar Wut-Wut.

Sound design is by Ken Faulk. He has worked on hundreds of productions throughout Michigan.

Performance times for Screw It: Doin’ Time on the Line, are April 21-23 at Marlene Boll Theatre, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at www.screwit.brownpapertickets.com .

Marlene Boll Theatre is located at 1401 Broadway, Detroit 48226 at The Boll Family YMCA.

Recent Press

“A good deal of what he shows us is as ugly as it is funny. But under the Antoine McKay’s direction, it’s always vivid and engaging.” – Chicago Reader

“And because it’s live and in color, his one-man self-written stage show is funnier and more engaging than the pages of any book could ever hope to be.” – It’s All Theatre

“Screw It is a heartfelt and hilarious, one-man, one hour, play…” – Detroit Laughs Louder

“…he is Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes come to life, only funny.” – Encore Michigan

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