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Matrix offers Michigan premiere of “Reap the Grove” in February

Preview January 15, 2019 Encore Staff

DETROIT—Matrix Theatre Company presents the Michigan premiere of Reap the Grove by Caity-Shea Violette February 1 through 24. Performances take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM.

An estranged family reunites for their mother’s final days before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal diagnosis. Reap the Grove is a poignant and darkly funny exploration of partnership, transgenerational trauma, and the anticipated grief of death with dignity.

The cast includes Amy Morrisey of Northville, JM Ethridge of Eastpointe, Kelly Rose Voigt of Farmington and Annabelle Young of Dearborn.

The production team includes Sonja Marquis as both director and sound designer, Melinda Pacha of Royal Oak as scenic designer, Sarah Drum of Garden City as stage manager, Gabriella Csapo of Detroit as props designer, Amy Schneider of Sterling Heights as lighting designer, and Anne Suchyta Devlin of Dearborn as costume designer.

Director Sonja Marquis of Brighton had this to say about the production, “Humor is a great coping mechanism when dealing with tough circumstances, and this beautiful story has plenty of both. It’s about reconciliation, acceptance, respect for others’ needs, and moving forward. This family of strong women is flawed and relatable, and I could not be more excited about our incredible cast bringing their story to life.”

Tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for students, seniors, veterans, and active military personnel, and may be purchased in advance or, if available, at the door. Group rates are also available. For further information or to purchase tickets, visit www.matrixtheatre.org or call (313) 967-0599.

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