Neighborhood Theatre Group To Premiere CRYPTIC By A.M. Dean

Neighborhood Theatre Group To Premiere CRYPTIC By A.M. Dean

Neighborhood Theatre Group (NTG) is proud to present the premiere of Cryptic by Michigan playwright A.M. Dean. Performances are February 23-24 at 8pm and February 25 at 2pm at Bona Sera Underground (200 W. Michigan Ave.) in downtown Ypsilanti. Tickets are $10 general and $5 students (with valid ID) and can be purchased at the door or online at There is free parking downtown. Bona Sera Restaurant will be open for dinner and brunch before the shows.

In the heartwarming comedy Cryptic, The Huron Valley Cryptozoological Society's world is rocked when Roberta Bleek sends a blurry sighting video of Huro, the Huron River monster, to a cable TV show. Now Roberta must contend with her pushy Bigfoot loving cousin, the ghost of her sister, and the possibility that her lifelong obsession might be real. Directed by Marisa Dluge, Cryptic stars Kylista Geiger, Mimi Keebler, Lauren Megan, Greg Pizzino, Inney Prakash, and Craig VanKempen. Featuring an original score and sound design performed live by composer Tom Hett.

Playwright A.M. Dean is a native of Whitehall, MI. He's had numerous plays and musicals produced throughout the midwest including Dispatches from the Dumb Decade, Beaver's Long Strange Trip, and Carl, Baby (Michigan) , The Former Things (Michigan and Chicago), Escape from the Haltzburg Boy's Choir and 15 Minutes (Chicago). A.M. Dean is a resident of Ypsilanti and a proud company member and co-founder of Neighborhood Theatre Group.

Neighborhood Theatre Group, Ypsilanti's only professional theatre company, is dedicated to cultivating a welcoming and collaborative environment in Ypsilanti, Michigan for theatre artists. Featuring original works, sketch shows, and cabarets - NTG believes in theatre's ability to bring individuals together. NTG was founded in 2015 by theatre artists Kristin Anne Danko and Aaron Dean after moving to Ypsilanti from Chicago's experimental theatre scene.

For more information, email You can also follow NTG on social media: and Instagram @neighborhoodtheatregroup. Cryptic is made possible through the support of The Arts Alliance and The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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