43-Year Old BoarsHead Theatre Closes Doors with Intern-Written Play
The 43-year old BoarsHead theatre held its final performance yesterday, December 20th, with a production written by two of its interns, entitled STILL SMALL VOICES. The interns, Maren Rosenberg and Ashleigh Millett, continued the work on their play after the company was forced to let them go due to budget constraints, reports the Lansing State Journal.
The two stayed on in order to pursue their art. Due to their dedication, the owners of the company allowed the production they created to be the final performance in the company's history. Rosenberg wrote STILL SMALL VOICES, while Millett directed.
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Millett stated "This is not a piece for the Tennessee Williams or Chekhov fan. This is a piece that is extremely organic. It's incredible but it's not traditional."
This original piece is a dramatic exploration of Rosenberg's travels through Israel and the West Bank. The show examines the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the voices of the people involved and affected. It strives to provoke thoughts about the humanity of these issues. The piece is intended for audiences of all backgrounds, levels of understanding and opinions.
Founded in 1966, BoarsHead Theater was mid-Michigan's oldest professional resident theater. It was 250-seat Equity house in the heart of Lansing, Michigan. At the times of its closing, BoarsHead was under the leadership of Executive Director John Dale Smith and Interim Artistic Associate Paul Riopelle.
For more information, visit www.boarshead.org.