“The Legend of Georgia McBride” by Matthew Lopez
Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Box office: 734-635-8450,
Tickets: $20 (Pay-what-you-can tickets available)
Theatre NOVA presents “The Legend of Georgia McBride” by Matthew Lopez.
He’s young, he’s broke, his landlord’s knocking at the door, and he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby. To make matters even more desperate, Casey is fired from his gig as an Elvis impersonator in a run-down, small-town Florida bar. When the bar owner brings in a B-level drag show to replace his act, Casey finds that he has a whole lot to learn about show business, walking in heels, and himself.
“Yes, there are many laughs. But there also are some very serious and poignant moments that, dare I say, might cause the audience to shed an involuntary tear or two?”—EncoreMichigan.com
Ann Arbor area audiences can see what Ferndale audiences have been raving about as The Ringwald Theatre’s production of Matthew Lopez’s “The Legend of Georgia McBride” opens in the Theatre NOVA space. “The Legend of Georgia McBride” premiered at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and ran off-Broadway at MCC Theatre in a production that received multiple Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle nominations, including Best Play.
Matthew Lopez is the author of “The Whipping Man,” one of the most celebrated and widely produced new American plays of the last decade. It has since been produced at over 100 U.S. theatres as well as internationally. His other plays include “Somewhere” (Old Globe, world premiere), “Reverberation” (Hartford Stage Company, world premiere), “The Sentinels” (London’s Headlong Theatre Company) and “Zoey’s Perfect Wedding.”
For the past two seasons, Lopez has been the Inaugural Playwriting Fellow at the Denver Center Theatre Company. He was a writer on the HBO series “The Newsroom” and has recently adapted Javier Marias’s “Your Face Tomorrow” trilogy for the screen as well as the biopic “Dr. Q” for Disney.
The Ann Arbor production features Nick Yocum, Vince Kelley, Richard Payton, Meredith Deighton, and Joe Bailey and is directed by Brandy Joe Plambeck. The design team includes Stephen Carpenter (scenic design), Vince Kelley (costume design), Michael Ameloot (auxiliary costumes), Brandy Joe Plambeck (sound design), Dan Walker (lighting design) and Alisa Marie Chirco (makeup).
“The Legend of Georgia McBride” will open June 9 and run July 2, 2017. Show times are 8:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 p.m. Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons. Tickets are $20, and Theatre NOVA continues its commitment to make theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them. The box office opens one hour before show time.