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Photos: First Look at THE CHILDREN at Open Book Theatre

Get a first look at The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, running now through Dec. 11th at Open Book Theatre in Trenton, MI. 
THE CHILDREN is Now Playing at Open Book Theatre Company

Something is clearly lurking below the surface when Rose pays an unexpected visit to her old friends and colleagues.  The Children, playing through December 11 at Open Book Theatre in Trenton, slowly peels back the layers of its complicated characters, revealing decades of history and some startling revelations about the future. 
Open Book Theater Begins 9th Season with THE TAMING in September

Open Book Theatre Company in Trenton opens their ninth season with Lauren Gunderson’s raucous, all-female, political power-play, running September 9 through October 9.
TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET To Make Michigan Debut At Open Book Theatre

In Too Heavy for Your Pocket, opening May 13 at Open Book Theatre in Trenton, audiences are introduced to two black couples outside of Nashville in 1961. 
Photos: Inside Look at Open Book Theatre Company's LIFESPAN OF A FACT

After 18 months, Open Book Theatre is excited to open its doors to audiences once again. “We kept producing theatre in other ways, but there’s nothing like the energy of being in the room where it happens,” said Artistic Director Krista Schafer Ewbank. “The lights, the sound, the set….it all creates an experience that can’t be beat. Studies show that audience’s heartbeats sync during a live performance. You can get that from streaming Netflix.”
Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
Jane Austen-Inspired Holiday Play THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Announced at Open Book Theatre

This holiday season enjoy the heartwarming comedy The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley (Nov 19 – Dec 19, 2021) at Open Book Theatre.
Open Book Theatre Company to Open Sixth Season Professional Theatre Downriver

Open Book will open their season with This Random World: The Myth of Serendipity running Sept 10 – Oct 10, 2021.
YOU TALK WHITE Will Be Performed by Open Book Theatre Company Beginning This Weekend

Bell’s been able to ignore the only white kid in the neighborhood – until Des shows up in her driveway wielding a toy sword. Through the banter and play of childhood they consider how they might be friends despite their differences.  The show features Bréon Canady and Joe Gaskill and is directed by K Edmonds.
DRIVEWAY THEATRE Will Return From Open Book Theatre Company This Summer

Open Book Theatre is back this summer with three new Driveway Theatre plays – bringing live theatre out into the community with 30 minute performances right where you live, work, and play.
Open Book Theatre Presents MAKING NEW FRIENDS DURING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

At this point we're all used to connecting virtually with friends and family.  We've been video conferencing for all sorts of work and personal events for over a year.  It's not hard to imagine feeling completely alone in this world, and trying to make a connection with someone through a computer.
Weekend Wonders Online Play Festival Is Back This Weekend!

Draw names to assemble four teams from a list of 16 theatre artists, give them a theme and 48 hours, and come out the other end with 4 short, world premiere, plays. Oh, and do it all virtually, too. That's the premise behind Open Book's Weekend Wonders online new play festival.
Weekend Wonders Online New Play Festival Premieres This Weekend

For Weekend Wonders, four teams of four theatre artists (one playwright, one director, and two actors) have 48 hours to write, memorize, rehearse and perform a new 10-15 minute play. 
Open Book Theatre Presents Newest Online Play WHAT BROUGHT ME HERE

Open Book Theatre Company's newest show puts a twelve-step participant center stage.  What Brought Me Here introduces us to Kevin, who is leading a group online for the first time. As he shares the story of how he came to this point in his life, he reveals how the connections he has made make him feel less alone.
Photo Flash: Peer Through The Windows At Open Book Theatre For Spooky Stories In HAUNTED

A man comes to the window.  Behind him, a shadowy figure appears and grows larger as it approaches.
Open Book Theatre Company Presents THE INFLUENCE OF iPOPPY

We've seen a rise in internet celebrities, or influencers, as anyone with a smart phone and a social media account can create an online personality and fanbase. But how does that online presence influence the influencer? How does our online presence influence even those of us who aren't celebrities?
Open Book Theatre Presents Spooky Stories In Their Production Of HAUNTED

A man comes to the window.  Behind him, a shadowy figure appears and grows larger as it approaches.
Open Book Theatre Launches One To One Virtual Theatre With A New Short Play, WHAT MATTERS

Open Book Theatre has been busy presenting short plays to small, socially distant crowds all summer, but as the weather turns colder, they're rolling out a series of online performances.

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