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Performance Network Theatre Extends The War Since Eve

Due to great responses from both critics and audiences, Performance Network Theatre will extend its production of "The War Since Eve," by Michigan playwright, Kim Carney. This World Premiere comedy will now run through February 20, at which point it must close in order for the theatre to prepare for it's March production of "The Piano Lesson."

On the eve of receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, women's rights pioneer and bawdy, outspoken feminist Roxie Firestone has a dilemma. As the mother of two grown daughters - Milty, her put-upon assistant and Tara, from whom she has been estranged for twenty years - she wouldn't win any Mother of the Year awards. When Tara returns and Milty threatens to jump ship, she must decide which is more important, sisterhood or motherhood?

Critics have called this comedy "sharply funny," "whip-smart" and "wise," while the cast has been heralded as "magnificent."

Director David Wolber said "I'm always especially happy when audiences respond so positively to a World Premiere production. And it's not just women. We've been hearing from men who've only attended because they've been dragged by their spouses, but in the end, they've enjoyed it just as much because its a hilarious comedy that manages to hit a universal funnybone."

Weekly performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm, with a 3pm matinee on Saturday February 12th. There will NOT be a performance on Thursday, February 17. This show is recommended for those ages 17 and older, due to language.

Tickets can be ordered at the Performance Network Box Office at 734-663-0681, online at
www.performancenetwork.org or by coming to the Performance Network Theatre (120 East Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48104) Monday-Saturday 11-6 or one hour before a performance. Tickets are priced at $25 - $41, with discounts available for seniors, members, students and groups.

"The War Since Eve" features scenic design by Sarah Tanner, lights by Mary Cole, costumes by Suzanne Young, sound by Will Myers and properties by Charles Sutherland.

This production is generously sponsored by Abracadabra Jewelry/Gem Gallery and WEMU..

Founded in 1981, Performance Network Theatre has grown from a fledgling company to Ann Arbor's only resident, professional theatre. The Network reaches 40,000 theatre patrons and children each year through the year-round Professional Series and The Children's Theatre Network. Performance Network also presents the Fireside Festival of New Works and a series of classes on theatre-related topics. The Network provides uncompromising artistic leadership in the region and produces works that engage, challenge and inspire audiences and artists.

Photos are credit Jude Walton



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