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Photo Flash: A FEMININE ENDING At PNT

Performance Network Theatre presents A FEMININE ENDING, Sarah Treem's quirky, surprising comedy about a young musician's bumpy road to self-discovery, hot from its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. Starring Inga Wilson, (Taking Leave), John Seibert (Summer in Smoke, Fuddy Meers, A Doll's House, The Baker's Wife), Terry Heck (Language Lessons, Necessary Targets), Brian Thibault (The Baker's Wife) and Will Myers. Directed by Joseph Zettelmaier (A Streetcar Named Desire). The show opened in previews March 5 and runs through April 5, 2009.

"If I had known, as a child, that EVERYTHING has a sex, I would not have wasted so much time trying to be a famous composer," says Amanda Blue. The extraordinary life she'd imagined has turned into composing advertising jingles and her engagement to a newly minted rock star may not be the fairytale it seems. A crisis in her parents' marriage and a run-in with her first love makes her re-examine her path and decide if she wants the safe life that seems mapped out for her... or to take a chance on something more.

Treem was just 25 when she wrote A FEMININE ENDING. She says, "I think there's a moment in your mid-20s when you see The Life that you want and you have no idea how you could possibly get there. ...that's where I think Amanda is in this play. The whole play is leading up to the decision to go forward and be an adult."

Sarah Treem's plays have been developed at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, South Coast Repertory, Portland Center Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages and Manhattan Theater Club. She also teaches playwriting at Yale University and writes for the HBO drama "In Treatment."

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) Monday-Saturday 11am - 6pm or one hour before a performance.

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.

Ticket Prices:
Pay-What-You-Can Thurs, Mar. 5 at 8pm and Mar. 14 at 3pm: Suggested donation $10
Previews Fri, Mar. 6 at 8pm, Sun, Mar. 8 at 2pm and Thurs, Mar. 12 at 8pm: $22/$24*
Preview Sat, Mar. 7 at 8pm: $30/$32*
Opening Night Fri, Mar. 13 at 8pm: $39/$41*
Thursdays at 8pm: $27/$29*
Fridays 8pm and Sundays 2pm: $32/$34*
Saturdays at 3pm: $25/$27*
Saturdays at 8pm: $39/$41*

*Premium seats are $2 more per seat

Discounts include $3 off for seniors 60+, $2 off for members, $10 off advance student tickets (for all shows except Saturday evenings), $10 tickets for 16 and under and ½ price student RUSH tickets with day-of-show reservations (must show student ID). Special rates are also available for groups of 10 or more.

Photos by Peter Smith

 

Photo Flash: A FEMININE ENDING At PNT
John Seibert

Photo Flash: A FEMININE ENDING At PNT
Will Myers and Inga Wilson

Photo Flash: A FEMININE ENDING At PNT
Inga Wilson and Brian Thibault

Photo Flash: A FEMININE ENDING At PNT
Inga Wilson and Terry Heck



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