Matrix Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Comedy BIG RED BUTTON

Matrix Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Comedy BIG RED BUTTONMatrix Theatre Company continues its 2017 - 2018 Mainstage Season with the world premiere of Michael Perrie Jr.'s comedy, Big Red Button, opening February 2 and running through February 25. The production runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. All performances are presented at Matrix Theatre Company, located at 2730 Bagley Avenue in the heart of Mexicantown. 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.

Perrie's laugh-out-loud comedy is inspired by the song, "The Temptation of Adam" by Josh Ritter and is about two very different people learning to connect as human beings as they sit in an underground bunker awaiting instructions regarding the "final missile" during World War III.

"Big Red Button gives us the wonderful opportunity to explore the dynamics between people in an intimate space," Luna Alexander, the show's director, said. "It also allows us a bit of comic relief and the ability to laugh at the possible consequences of comparing large Red Buttons."

Big Red Button stars Patrick JT Flanagan (Detroit) as Adam and Carmel Inez (Inkster) as Marie. The production team includes Luna Alexander (Ferndale), Sarah Drum (Westland), Gwen Lindsay (St. Clair Shores), and Amy Schneider (Detroit). Playwright Michael Perrie Jr. is from Baltimore, MD and began writing plays while working toward his bachelor's degree in acting from Towson University.

The final dress rehearsal on Thursday, February 1 is a "Pay What You Can" performance. To help eliminate the barrier between audiences and live theatre, patrons can choose to pay whatever amount they want at the door to see the preview show of Big Red Button. Tickets will be available at the door that evening only on a first-come-first-served basis and can be purchased in advance by calling the box office at 313-967-0599. Doors open at 7:30PM for the 8PM performance.

About Matrix Theatre Company

In its 27th season as a non-profit, community-based theatre, Matrix Theatre Company is located in southwest Detroit and uses the transformative power of theatre to change lives, build community and foster social justice. Go to matrixtheatre.org for further information. Matrix Theatre Company's Mainstage Season is funded in part by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, and The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Foundation.

Photo Credits: Megan Buckley-Ball

Photo: Patrick JT Flanagan and Carmel Inez in Matrix Theatre Company's Big Red Button.


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