The Ringwald Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup

The Ringwald Theatre Announces 2018-2019 Season LineupA new season fit for a new stage. After undergoing a cosmetic overhaul-from lobby to stage and beyond-The Ringwald Theatre is thrilled to announce the lineup for its twelfth season.

Beginning with a 20th anniversary presentation of The Laramie Project and ending with an unforgettable production of recent Broadway sensation Fun Home, The Ringwald's year 12 carries on the tradition of

producing compelling LGBT works-and offers the delicious variety and genre-hopping surprises that have also become a Ringwald hallmark. An all-new fully staged version of the movie Clue? Yep. A timely take on the absurdly political battle of gay wedding cakes? Oh, we got that. A Joan Crawford Christmas? Check! A fresh spin on an Arthur Miller masterpiece? ATTENTION MUST BE PAID!

We can't wait to show you the all-new looks and signature excellence of The Ringwald Theatre in 2018/2019. All productions will be performed at The Ringwald Theatre, located at 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale. For more information and to find out about ticket reservations, please call 248-545-5545 or visit us online at: www.TheRingwald.com!

  • September 14-17, 2018

The Laramie Project

by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project

In honor of Matthew Shepard, twenty years after his murder, The Ringwald presents a one-weekend engagement of this landmark play. Members of the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie over the course of a year and a half, in the aftermath of the murder and during the trial of the two young men accused of killing Shepard. They conducted more than 200 interviews with the people of the town. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and

the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

  • October 5-November 5, 2018

Clue

Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn; Additional material by Hunter Foster, Eric Price

& Sandy Rustin

The play based on the cult classic comedy based on the iconic board game! Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end. On a dark and stormy night, six colorful guests-plus a butler, a maid and a cook-assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When Mr. Boddy's body turns up dead, it's clear that no one is safe. Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up.

  • November 16-December 10, 2018

The Cake

by Bekah Brunstetter

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls - those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and her betrothed is another woman, Della's life gets turned upside down. She can't really make a cake for such a wedding, can she?

  • December 14-17, 2018

Merry Christmas to Everyone! (Except Christina)

by Dyan Bailey & Joe Bailey

The delightful anti-holiday treat makes its debut at the Ringwald! Joan Crawford is at a crossroads! Her holiday festivities are threatening to derail themselves. Only the appearance of three ghosts on Christmas Eve can save the day. But when one of the ghosts is Bette Davis, can they really

save the day?

  • January 4-28, 2019

Significant Other

by Joshua Harmon

Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around you. From the critically acclaimed writer who brought you Bad Jews.

  • February 15-March 11, 2019

Death of a Salesman

by Arthur Miller

Witness the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations, we discover how his quest for the American Dream kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre. Winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play.

Featuring Joel Mitchell and Kelly Komlen.

  • March 29-April 22, 2019

The House

by Brian Parks

Downsizing couple Martyn and Shanny have struck a ?For Sale By Owner? deal with upsizing couple, Lindsay and Fischer. But a house full of everything a family accumulates is a lot to pack, so the new owners have given the sellers a few weeks to finish the job. At the celebratory handing-over of the keys, what begins as the celebration of a simple transaction deliciously spirals into a hilarious, irreverent, uncensored free-for-all. Hold on to your seats as the best of intentions unravel, revealing surprise after surprise after surprise!

  • May 10-June 10, 2019

Fun Home

Book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison

Bechdel

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical

about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

WINNER! Best Musical - 2015 Tony Awards! FINALIST! Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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