Two Muses Theatre presents an interdenominational holiday show: Greetings! by Tom Dudzick. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons from November 23 through December 16. Two Muses Theatre performs in the intimate 160-seat theatre inside Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 6800 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield (south of Maple).
The Los Angeles Times described Greetings! as “a wonderful, wacky look at how cleverly a mixture of Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Age philosophy can – in the right hands – flick on the electricity.” In this comedy, Andy Gorski (Stephen Blackwell) has a loving mother (Jan Cartwright), a very special brother (Richard Payton), a crabby Catholic father (Henry Nelson) and an atheist Jewish fiancée (Angela Kay Miller). When he brings his fiancée home for Christmas, it incites an entertaining, domestic brawl about religious differences. But just when tempers begin to flare, miracles begin to occur.
Diane Hill, Two Muses co-founder said “it’s an unusual script for the holidays. It’s got all the great one-liners of a hilarious comedy, it’s got the warmth of Frank Capra family movie, and it’s got a twist that the audience won’t see coming, but they will definitely leave the theater talking about.” Director and Two Muses Co-Founder Barbie Weisserman said “I wanted to direct this play not only because it’s interdenominational, but because when I read it, it made me laugh; it made me cry; and it gave me tingles all at the same time. And now as we’re rehearsing it, this cast is really breathing life into the characters and believable family dynamics, and it’s making me laugh, cry and get tingles all over again.”
Advance tickets are available for $18 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens, and can be purchased at www.twomusestheatre.org or by calling 248.850.9919. Tickets are also available at the door for an additional $2. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Show Dates & Times:
Wednesday, November 21: 8pm Preview (reduced ticket price: $10)
Friday, November 23: 8pm Press Night & Grand Opening
Saturday, November 24: 8pm
Sunday, November 25: 2pm
Friday, November 30: 8pm
Saturday, December 1: 8pm
Sunday, December 2: 2pm
Friday, December 7: 8pm
Saturday, December 8: 8pm
Sunday, December 9: 2pm
Friday, December 14: 8pm
Saturday, December 15: 8pm
Sunday, December 16: 2pm
Founded in November 2011 by Diane Hill and Barbie Amann Weisserman, Two Muses Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre dedicated to providing opportunities for female artisans and women in theatre. All funds raised from performances and educational workshops go directly into maintaining the theatre. For more information, visit www.twomusestheatre.org.
Pictured: Top row, L to R: Angela Kay Miller, Stephen Blackwell. Middle row: Jan Cartwright, Henry Nelson. Front row: Richard Payton. Photo Credit: Diane Hill.