THE RINGWALD "SCREEN PLAYS" SERIES CONTINUES ON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29th AT 8PM WITH A READING OF:
NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY.
(Arrive and pay nothing, after the performance leave any donation you see fit!)
THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT - THURSDAY, JANUARY 19th at 5:15PM
Followed by a reading of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day at 7PM
No reservations necessary. Bring a light source and a dish to pass. Reading is Pay-As-You-Go
The Ringwald Theatre is proud to be one of the Michigan theatres participating in The Ghostlight Project on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 PM.
On January 19th, 2017 at 5:30 PM in each time zone across the country, we will gather outside theatres to create a "light" for dark times ahead. And to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
Everyone in the community is invited to assemble outside The Ringwald at 5:30 PM and to bring a light source to shine brightly. Together, in a collective, simultaneous action, we will create "light" for challenging times ahead. Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone.
Following the outside ceremony, everyone will be invited into the theatre where a community meeting will be held to discuss and celebrate the current theatrical scene and to open a dialogue for what projects and/or ideas the community may have for the future.
Everyone who attends is encouraged to bring a dish to pass so that we can foster a true community feeling.
After the community discussion, The Ringwald will present its revived staged reading of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day at 7:00 PM (Please note new start time). A Bright Room Called Day is the haunting story of a group of artists struggling to preserve themselves in 1930s Berlin as Adolf Hitler rises to power and the Weimar Republic falls to its knees. The play transcends historical drama as we witness the outpourings of a contemporary New York woman who is morally outraged at the United States government of today.
A representative from the ACLU will be on hand to lead a talkback after the performance.
Doors open 45 minutes before show time. The events are Pay as You Go. We invite you to enjoy the performances and show your generosity on your way out in the form of a donation with cash or credit/debit card. The Ringwald Theatre is located at 22742 Woodward Avenue in the Times Square of downtown Ferndale.
If you are interested in renting the theatre, please fill out the form here.