The Complete History of America (Abridged) 04/06–04/22
This show ended 4/22/2018
DETROIT—The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company concludes their 47th season with The Complete History of America (Abridged) April 6 – 22. Performances will be at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside of the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit at 7:30 p.m. April. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21, and 3 p.m. on April 8, 15 and 22. Tickets can be purchased online at www.DetroitMercyArts.com or over the phone at 313-993-3270. Individual ticket prices are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $10 for veterans and $10 for students (with valid ID). All groups of 10 or more receive an exclusive ticket price of $15 per ticket, a $10 savings off the regular price – contact Damian Torres-Botello, S.J., for further details at 313-993-3273.
The Complete History of America (abridged) is a 90-minute romp of slapstick and breathlessly paced vaudevillian take of our country’s history. Detroit Mercy Theatre Company members take us on a series of sketches at breakneck speed, portraying a loony tabloid style of history we all wished would’ve been a required course. The Complete History of America (abridged) is a quick clipped evening of unmitigated patriotism, political intrigue, and cross dressing – J. Edgar Hoover approves! From the founders of Reduced Shakespeare Company and authors of the world renowned, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Directed by associate guest artist and veteran actor and improve great of over two decades, Dave Davies. The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company’s cast — a mix of resident professionals with students from the acclaimed University of Detroit Mercy acting program — includes professional actor and Assistant Professor of Theatre, Andrew Papa, with Preston Cornelius and T’elay Forbes.
The production team features, Alan Devlin as scenic designer and technical director, Seth Amadei as lighting designer, Assistant Professor of Theatre Melinda Pacha as costume designer, Christian Plonka as properties designer, Bridget Smith as sound designer and Associate Professor of Theatre Greg Grobis as managing director. Other members of the production team are Damian Torres-Botello, S.J., as outreach and audience development coordinator, Evans Tasiopoulos as ticket office coordinator and photographer, and students Sidney Mains as stage manager and Nina Carlson as assistant stage manager.