Theatre and Dance at Wayne to Present WINTERTIME at the Studio Theatre

Theatre and Dance at Wayne to Present WINTERTIME at the Studio Theatre

Theatre and Dance at Wayne presents Charles Mee's diverse play Wintertime December 8-17, 2016 at The Studio Theatre.

Set in the present-day Midwest, Wintertime focuses on the comedic and dramatic convergence of a variety of love and partnerships, and the significance of it throughout the seasons.

Tickets are $10 - $15 and are available by calling the theatre box office at (313) 577-2972, online - - or by visiting the box office in the Hilberry Theatre located at 4743 Cass Avenue on the corner of Hancock.

A theatrical carnival of romance, recrimination and cross-purposes, Wintertime is at its heart an energetic comedy about the miracle of love. Suffused with intellectual debates that tickle the aesthetic sensibility and romantic encounters that educate and surprise, Mee's cacophonic comedy celebrates love in all its foolish, absurd, and infinitely delightful varieties.

Mee's central inspiration for Wintertime was actually Plato's Symposium. The Greek word "Eros" represents desire - one cannot stay in love with what they already have; one desires that which they are missing. Mee's playful approach to love offers comedic relief during the dark hour of winter. A rarely produced play, Wintertime reinforces diversity not only by switching gender roles, but by bringing undergraduate and graduate students at Wayne State together on stage.

Warm, friendly and inviting, come on down to The Studio Theatre and out of the cold this season to enjoy love throughout the seasons with the cast of Wintertime!

The cast includes (in alphabetical order):
Katelyn Bettendorf of Berkley (Ariel), Santino Craven (Bob), Tim Hiemstra (Johnathan), Bonnie Holmes of St. Clair Shores (Bertha), Kevin Keller of Chesterfield (Edmund), Antonia LaChe (Frankie), Michael Manocchio (Francois), Maria Ochoa of Clawson (Jacqueline), Stephanie Stoiko of Clinton Township (Hilda), Breayre Tender (Maria)

The production team includes:
Cheryl Turski of Detroit (Director), Chris Chase of Waterford (Stage Manager), Lauren Valice (Assistant Stage Manager), Amber Lorraine Shaw of Allen Park (Costume Designer), Samantha Welsing of Detroit (Scenic Designer), Peter Lawrence of Gibraltar (Lighting Designer), Joshua Rusinov of West Bloomfield (Sound Designer), Angela Zhang of Sterling Heights (Properties Design), JP Hitesman (Marketing Manager), Sarah Osen (Publicist)

The Studio Theatre is an intimate, 110-seat, open-stage theatre in the lower level of the Hilberry Theatre on Wayne State University's campus that is often used for experimental, student, and classroom productions. Annual programming includes the Student Stage and the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Writing Competition. For nearly fifty years the Studio Theatre has presented outstanding theatre featuring WSU undergraduate students. With generous support from patrons and donors, the Studio Theatre recently underwent renovation.

For box office hours and information on performances, tickets, and group discounts, call the box office at (313) 577-2972 or visit the theatre's website at

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering more than 370 academic- programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 29,000 students.

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