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THE BOYS IN THE BAND Makes Ringwald Theatre Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015


Mart Crowley's landmark play The Boys in the Band will finally get its Ringwald Theatre debut, in association with Five15 of Royal Oak, beginning tonight, January 9, 2015. Promised last season, but the victim of scheduling changes, The Boys in the Band will play a four week engagement at the downtown Ferndale theatre.

THE BOYS IN THE BAND to Make Ringwald Theatre Debut, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014


Mart Crowley's landmark play The Boys in the Band will finally get its Ringwald Theatre debut, in association with Five15 of Royal Oak, beginning on January 9, 2015. Promised last season, but the victim of scheduling changes, The Boys in the Band will play a four week engagement at the downtown Ferndale theatre.

Ringwald Theatre to Open 8th Season with ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 20, 2014


After a highly successful run of Tony Kushner's Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches, The Ringwald Theatre will open its 8th Season with both parts of this epic play, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika in repertory.

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company to Close in July 2015
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2014


After providing opportunities for more than 200 actors, 27 directors, 14 designers, 29 local playwrights; facilitating 36 staged readings over six festivals; mounting a speakeasy night; helping to transform a vacant parking lot; beginning a Shakespeare in Prison program; and mounting plays featuring everything from dead dogs, to soldiers' ghosts, to Mall Madness, to saints, to murderers, to protestors, to politicians, to lovers, to cynics; Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company will wind down with just two programs this season and finally find an exit in July 2015.

SOMETHING GREATER, BROKEN PIECES and More Set for MGT's Sixth Annual Staged Reading Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014


As part of its mission 'to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre community,' Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company has chosen plays by Michigan natives and current Michigan residents to stage as part of a festival to take place this weekend, March 21, 22, and 23, 2014, at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #1301, Detroit, MI 48226).

BWW Reviews: ANGELS IN AMERICA PART 1: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES is Outstanding at The Ringwald Theatre
by Katie Laban - Feb 27, 2014


To describe Angels In America Part 1: Millennium Approaches at The Ringwald Theatre in one word would be outstanding. This production of Tony Kushner's play is filled with passion, heart, truth, and is a truly moving piece of theatre.

The Ringwald Opens ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014


Tony Kushner's Angels in America is that rare entity: a work for the stage that is profoundly moving yet very funny, highly theatrical yet steeped in traditional literary values, and most of all deeply American in its attitudes and political concerns. Kushner tells the story of a handful of people trying to make sense of the world. Prior is a man living with AIDS whose lover Louis has left him and become involved with Joe, an ex-Mormon and political conservative whose wife, Harper, is slowly having a nervous breakdown. These stories are contrasted with that of Roy Cohn (a fictional re-creation of the infamous American conservative ideologue who died of AIDS in 1986) and his attempts to remain in the closet while trying to find some sort of personal salvation in his beliefs.

SOMETHING GREATER, BROKEN PIECES and More Set for MGT's Sixth Annual Staged Reading Festival, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014


As part of its mission 'to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre community,' Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company has chosen plays by Michigan natives and current Michigan residents to stage as part of a festival to take place March 21, 22, and 23, 2014, at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #1301, Detroit, MI 48226).

Photo Flash: The Angel Arrives at The Ringwald for ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014


Tony Kushner's Angels in America is that rare entity: a work for the stage that is profoundly moving yet very funny, highly theatrical yet steeped in traditional literary values, and most of all deeply American in its attitudes and political concerns. Kushner tells the story of a handful of people trying to make sense of the world. Prior is a man living with AIDS whose lover Louis has left him and become involved with Joe, an ex-Mormon and political conservative whose wife, Harper, is slowly having a nervous breakdown. These stories are contrasted with that of Roy Cohn (a fictional re-creation of the infamous American conservative ideologue who died of AIDS in 1986) and his attempts to remain in the closet while trying to find some sort of personal salvation in his beliefs. Scroll down for a first look at the Angel in The Ringwald's upcoming production of ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES!

The Ringwald to Present ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, 2/21-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014


Tony Kushner's Angels in America is that rare entity: a work for the stage that is profoundly moving yet very funny, highly theatrical yet steeped in traditional literary values, and most of all deeply American in its attitudes and political concerns. Kushner tells the story of a handful of people trying to make sense of the world. Prior is a man living with AIDS whose lover Louis has left him and become involved with Joe, an ex-Mormon and political conservative whose wife, Harper, is slowly having a nervous breakdown. These stories are contrasted with that of Roy Cohn (a fictional re-creation of the infamous American conservative ideologue who died of AIDS in 1986) and his attempts to remain in the closet while trying to find some sort of personal salvation in his beliefs.

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Now Accepting Submissions for 2014 Staged Reading Festival
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 26, 2013


As part of its mission "to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre community," Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company is now accepting submissions of plays by Michigan natives or current Michigan residents to stage as part of a festival to take place March 21-23, 2014.

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Presents New Adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, 10/18-11/9
by Courtnie Mele - Oct 31, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw, adapted and directed by Matthew Turner Shelton. The show runs from October 18-November 9, 2013. Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available to all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. Saint Joan will be Magenta Giraffe's fourth production in residence at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #113, Detroit, MI 48226). As the space is very intimate, reservations are strongly suggested.

Magenta Giraffe Kicks Off 2013-14 Season - SAINT JOAN, LOVE IS STRANGE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit has announced its sixth season of productions and projects, in residence at the Abreact Performance Space in Detroit. Following its popular and critically acclaimed past five seasons, the company is finding new ways to enhance and enrich the community through theatre. This season Magenta Giraffe offers new work from three local playwrights: one adaptation of a classic and two original scripts, both of which were first seen by audiences at the company's recent staged reading festival. Magenta Giraffe also welcomes new and familiar faces to its staff and board of directors.

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company's SAINT JOAN to Open 10/18
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 11, 2013


- Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw, adapted and directed by Matthew Turner Shelton. The show runs from October 18-November 9, 2013. Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available to all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. Saint Joan will be Magenta Giraffe's fourth production in residence at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #113, Detroit, MI 48226). As the space is very intimate, reservations are strongly suggested.

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Co. to Present SAINT JOAN, 10/18-11/9
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 19, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents Saint Joan, by George Bernard Shaw, adapted and directed by Matthew Turner Shelton. The show runs from October 18-November 9, 2013. Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available to all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. Saint Joan will be Magenta Giraffe's fourth production in residence at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #113, Detroit, MI 48226). As the space is very intimate, reservations are strongly suggested.

Magenta Giraffe Announces 2013-14 Season - SAINT JOAN, LOVE IS STRANGE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit has announced its sixth season of productions and projects, in residence at the Abreact Performance Space in Detroit. Following its popular and critically acclaimed past five seasons, the company is finding new ways to enhance and enrich the community through theatre. This season Magenta Giraffe offers new work from three local playwrights: one adaptation of a classic and two original scripts, both of which were first seen by audiences at the company's recent staged reading festival. Magenta Giraffe also welcomes new and familiar faces to its staff and board of directors.

Magenta Giraffe's 5th Annual Staged Reading Festival Begins 5/24
by Kelsey Denette - May 7, 2013


As part of its mission "to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre district," Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company has chosen plays by Michigan natives and current Michigan residents to stage as part of a festival to take place May 24, 25 and 26, 2013, at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #1301, Detroit, MI 48226). Attendees will see a reading of each play and are encouraged to participate in a workshop-style discussion afterward. Several plays that have been read in past staged reading festivals have gone on to be produced in the region, and this event gives audience members an opportunity to become a part of the process of developing plays for eventual production. Admission is by donation only.

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Adds 2/24 Matinee to SOUL MATES
by Kelsey Denette - Feb 7, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents the world premiere of Soul Mates, by local playwright Kirsten Knisely, directed by Frannie Shepherd-Bates. The show runs from February 1-24, 2013. Tickets are $15-$18, with pay-what-you-can tickets available to all performances. Tickets may be reserved by phone at 313-408-7269 or at www.magentagiraffe.org. Soul Mates will be Magenta Giraffe's second production in residence at the Abreact Performance Space (1301 W. Lafayette, #113, Detroit, MI 48226). As the space is very intimate, reservations are strongly suggested. In fact, due to popular demand, the company has added a matinee on Sunday, February 24, at 3:00 p.m.

SOUL MATES World Premiere Begins at Magenta Giraffe Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents the world premiere of Soul Mates, by local playwright Kirsten Knisely, directed by Frannie Shepherd-Bates. The show runs from tonight, February 1-23, 2013.

SOUL MATES World Premiere to Begin at Magenta Giraffe Theatre, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013


Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents the world premiere of Soul Mates, by local playwright Kirsten Knisely, directed by Frannie Shepherd-Bates. The show runs from February 1-23, 2013.

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