The Ringwald Theatre’s 8th Season is an actor’s playground and an audience’s buffet. With classic plays, old and new, this season brings a bountiful supply of juicy roles for actors and thrilling stories for audiences. The 2014/2015 season offers a generous mix funny and serious, ridiculous and sublime: the drama and scope of Angels in America, the fragile, haunting Tender Napalm, the testosterone fueled Glengarry Glen Ross, and the brand spankin’ new take on Chekhov, Stupid Fucking Bird.
The Ringwald: Unpredictable Theatre!
All productions are to be performed at The Ringwald Theatre, located at 22742 Woodward Avenue in downtown Ferndale.
Tickets will be available soon...Keep your eyes posted!
2014-2015 Season at The Ringwald
September 5-September 29, 2014
· Angels in America by Tony Kushner
After a successful run of Part One: Millennium Approaches this past February, The Ringwald now presents both parts of the epic play. Revolving around the AIDS crisis in New York City in the 80s, Kushner’s play is challenging, ferocious, and unforgettable. This is a rare chance to see both parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika together at the same time.
· October 11-November 3, 2014
Are You There God? It’s Me, Carrie by Lisa Melinn and Dyan Bailey
A coming of age story like no other, this hilarious parody mashes-up the Judy Blume classic with the wayward, telekinetic Carrie White. And it’s a musical. With ‘70s pop hits sprinkled throughout.
High school will never be the same again!
· November 14-December 8, 2014
Stupid Fucking Bird by Aaron Posner
In this irreverent, contemporary, and wickedly funny “sort of adaptation” of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.
An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.
Stupid Fucking Bird will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.
· December 19-22, 2014
The SantaLand Diaries & Season’s Greetings by David Sedaris, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello
The delightful anti-holiday treat makes its annual return to the Ringwald stage for another round of twisted holiday fun!
· January 9-February 2, 2015
The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley
For real, this time. Announced last season, but a victim of rescheduling, Mart Crowley’s seminal, groundbreaking play will make its Ringwald debut in January.
In his upper eastside Manhattan apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-avowed "32 year-old, pock-marked, Jew fairy", complete with surprise gift: Cowboy, a street hustler. As the evening wears on, fueled by drugs and alcohol, bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of "Truth" goes terribly wrong.
· February 20-March 16, 2015
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize, David Mamet's scalding comedy is about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their fair share of the American dream. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing with brutal power about the tough life of tough characters who cajole, connive, wheedle, and wheel and deal for a piece of the action -- where closing a sale can mean a brand new Cadillac but losing one can mean losing it all.
· April 10-May 4, 2015
Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley
From the author of Mercury Fur, comes Tender Napalm, a high-impact, high-concept exploration of the relationship between two people and the violent world that surrounds them…and the place where these things meet. Explosive, poetic and brutal, the play weaves a compelling tapestry to re-examine and re-define the language of love…and how that love struggles to survive in the face of catastrophe. Seldom has sexual love been explored on stage with such ferocious honesty, brutality and melting tenderness. Language is both a consolation and a weapon used to penetrate and castrate.
· May 15-June 8, 2015
10 Naked Men by Ronnie Larsen
The team that brought you Making Porn is back with another Ronnie Larsen jam. Robert, a slightly overweight actor, moves to Hollywood seeking his fame and fortune. When he arrives he encounters all sorts of Hollywood types: hustlers, agents, directors, and a rough ex-con! Larsen’s play is hilarious and sweet-and fulfills the promise of its title!
Warning: contains nudity. Duh.