The Odd Couple: Male & Female Versions

Park Players’ will perform both Male and Female versions for one of Neil Simon’s most popular works, The Odd Couple. The male version is set in the 1960’s and the female version is set in the 1980’s. Both about two very mismatched “best friends,” who are forced to live together due to circumstance. One is a helpless slob, while the other is an uptight neat freak - a recipe for disaster!

Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Angels in America: Millenium Approaches is Part 1 of Tony Kushner’s two-part, seven-hour epic, which he describes as “A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” Set in late 1985 and early 1986, as the first wave of the AIDS epidemic in America is escalating and Ronald Reagan has been elected to a second term in the White House, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony -Award winning play brings together a young gay man with AIDS and his frightened, unfaithful lover; a closeted Mormon lawyer and his valium-addicted wife; the infamous New York lawyer Roy Cohn; an African-American male nurse; a Mormon housewife from Utah; and a steel-winged, prophecy-bearing angel; as well as the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg, an ancient rabbi, the world’s oldest living Bolshevik and a Reagan administration functionary, among many others.

Shrek The Musical

Show Plot Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, Shrek the Musical is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they’ve been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad.

Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992

Acclaimed as “an American masterpiece” (Newsweek), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 is a stunning work of “documentary theatre” in which Anna Deavere Smith uses the verbatim words of people who experiences the Los Angeles riots to expose the devastating human impact of that event. Bears theatrical witness to the barbarity not just of violence but of envy, which in Los Angeles drives both rich and poor crazy. Smith shows people struggling to make coherent sense of their rage and pain…Twilight goes some way toward reclaiming for the stage its crucial role as a leader in defining and acting out that ongoing experiment called the United States.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

People can’t stop talking about Park Players production of Alice Through the Looking Glass! Just read this glowing article from the MetroTimes: The Park Players offer a uniquely Detroit take on Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’. “Katy Schoetzow (pictured above) shines as the titular character, carrying the play by conveying both a girlish innocence and an animated cartoon character quality.” -Lee Devito Some of the cast (Montellis Whitt, Jonathan Jones, and Liz Dickson with guest) enjoying the opening night cast party.

Guys and Dolls

Nathan Detroit, the infamous New York City gambler, has bet Sky Masterson that he will not be able to make the next girl that he sees fall in love with him. That girl turns out to be Sarah Brown, a prim and proper Mission gal! Meanwhile, Miss Adelaide, Nathan’s longtime fiancée, is desperate to get Nathan to the alter. The gamblers, the dancers, and the spunky do-gooders are thrown together in a charming, timeless story.

A Murder Is Announced

What better way to enjoy the Halloween season than with a murder mystery? The Park Players are proud to invite you for a night of suspense and surprises as they perform Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, adapted for the stage by Leslie Darbon. Reflecting the lifestyle and morality of 1950s England, the play is set in the old Victorian home of Miss Letitia Blacklock, who has opened her house to several boarders.