Directed by Steve Bologna

March 1 to March 17, 2024

The 5th production of the 2023-2024 Season

In a first-ring suburb just outside a city that might be Detroit, Ben and Mary see sudden signs of life at the deserted house next door and invite their new neighbors Sharon and Kenny over for a barbecue. As the action unfolds we learn that Sharon and Kenny met at rehab, neither is employed, and they don’t own a stick of furniture. The quintessential American back-yard party quickly turns into something more dangerous—and filled with potential.

This incredible play premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 2010 and subsequently ran Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in fall 2012. The play then won the Obie Award for Best New American Play shortly after.

This show is not suitable for children.

Performances: March 1 – 17, 2024

Fridays –  3/1 & 3/8 at 8PM

Saturdays – 3/9 & 3/16 at 8PM

Sundays – 3/3, 3/10 & 3/17 at 2PM

Please note: Patrons are recommended to wear masks at all times while in the theatre, and to remain at home if they’re experiencing any possible symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in recent close contact with somebody with COVID-19, at the time of the performance. Please find our COVID-19 policies here.

The Production Team

Steve Bologna Director
Audra Batter Stage Manager & Costume Designer
Carson Duper Light Designer
Lauren Burgat Sound Designer
Alexis Orth Set Designer & Technical Director

The Cast

Michelle Skinner Sharon
Will Livingston Kenny
Jason Bustos Ben
Heather Skelley Mary
Louis Schilling Frank