Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is one of the most beloved and accessible of all his enduring comedies. Our version is a modern, relatable adaptation, with more approachable language, suitable for all ages. The play promises to have a distinctive character and style under the talented direction of Carollette Phillips, long-time Park Players member and recent MFA graduate from Wayne’s State’s theater program. This marks the second production of a Shakespearian play by the Park Players (the first being the hugely successful A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2000).

Our Town

The Park Players are thrilled to present their upcoming fall performance of Our Town by Thornton Wilder (performed by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.). Veteran Park Players director Sarah Hedeen offers a fresh interpretation of this American classic, produced by Mary Davis and Carly Matkovich. Now’s the time to reserve your place for this limited engagement! Our Town gently advises us to appreciate life while we are living it, particularly the uneventful, ordinary activities - smelling flowers, eating breakfast, looking out the window at the silent moon.

Hairspray

Attention all Loyal Patrons of Detroit Community Theater! The moment has arrived - our spring musical is on! You don’t want to miss this amazing performance by the Park Players - featuring the most memorable show tunes in recent Broadway history. In addition to its irresistible be-bopping tunes, Hairspray is fun, wacky and witty - and at the same time addresses issues of prejudice and discrimination. The story follows the adventures of “pleasantly plump” teen Tracy Turnblad, as she bravely challenges the notions of 1962 Baltimore in her quest to become a dance sensation on The Corny Collins Show.