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OUR 2021-2022 SEASON 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
Theatre NOVA's current COVID-19 policy requires guests to be vaccinated and masked while in the building. All attendees should bring their vaccination cards (or digital or paper copy) and photo IDs.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell
and Gordon Farrell
Michigan Premiere

Jim Fingal had one job: to fact-check renowned essayist John D’Agata’s piece for the high-profile magazine where he interns. But the more Jim digs, the more “alternative facts” he discovers in the article. Soon he finds himself in an all-out battle of truth versus fiction with the famous author. Based on the true story of D'Agata's essay “What Happens There,” The Lifespan of a Fact is a hilarious examination of how sometimes cold hard facts do not necessarily lead to the truth.  Directed by Carla Milarch. Featuring Andrew Huff, Justin Montgomery, and Diane Hill (A New Brain, Follies in Concert, Admissions, The How and the Why, The Stone Witch, The Totalitarians, and The Revolutionists).   

September 17 - October 10, 2021     (Single tickets: $22)

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SING HAPPY! music by John Kander and Fred Ebb
with musical arrangements by R. MacKenzie Lewis
Theatre NOVA Fundraiser

A fundraiser for Theatre NOVA and presented in concert, Sing Happy! is a celebration of the work of Broadway’s famous duo, Kander and Ebb.  An ensemble of singers will take the stage with showstoppers from “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and many others while weaving a tale of strength and determination. Directed by Diane Hill, Music Direction by R. MacKenzie Lewis, Sing Happy! features Justin Scott Bays, Kristin Clark, John DeMerell, K Edmonds (The Revolutionists, The Devil's Music), Diane Hill (The Lifespan of a Fact, A New Brain, Follies in Concert, Admissions, The How and the Why, The Stone Witch, The Totalitarians, and The Revolutionists), Elizabeth Jaffe (The Elves and the Schumachers), and Roy Sexton (Follies in Concert).    LIMITED ENGAGEMENT 

October 28 - November  7, 2021          (Single tickets: $30)

AN ALMOST BRITISH CHRISTMAS by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis 
This year, we're updating the Panto that started it all with a romp through the frozen tundra of the North Pole, set on one famous foggy Christmas Eve. Kids ages 2 to 102 will delight in this rollicking musical theatre entertainment, complete with colorful holiday characters, dastardly villains, original tunes and parodies of popular songs, slapstick comedy, and audience participation (and candy!). This beloved Theatre NOVA tradition is fun for the entire family.  Directed by Carla Milarch.  

Dec. 3, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022, Fri. at 7:30 pm, Sat. at 3pm & 7:30pm, and Sun. at 2:00 pm

No shows on Dec. 24, 25, or Dec. 31.
Additional performances on Wed, Dec. 22 and Thurs, Dec. 23 at 7:30pm   
(Single tickets: $25 for adults, $10 for kids 16 years and under)

World Premiere

In a high-stakes trial, an Arab American man is accused of fraudulent marriage to gain a visa. Losing in court will send him to a country he barely knows. His interpreter, a young Arab American woman, is on the verge of entering a storybook American life, about to be married to his White American trial lawyer. When romance blossoms between the interpreter and the defendant, it may be up to her to decide which words to translate, and which to leave unspoken. Directed by Carla Milarch. Featuring Fedor Kinaya, Ronya Rose, and Joseph Sfair.

January 28 - February 20, 2022          (Single tickets: $22)

PASS OVER by Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu

Moses and Kitch meet under a streetlight, to talk smack, pass the time, and hope for a better life. What are they waiting for? Only Godot knows. The New York Times said "Blazingly theatrical and thrillingly tense... Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s play about young Black men in peril inaugurates the new season with unexpected joy." Directed by Casaundra Freeman. Cast TBA.

March 25 - April 17, 2022          (Single tickets: $22)

RELATIVITY by Mark St. Germain
Michigan Premiere

In 1902, Mileva and Albert Einstein had a daughter. After 1904, the child was never seen or spoken of again. When a reporter comes to interview Einstein about his mysterious family history forty years later, even more personal secrets unfold. This delightful comedy by the author of Freud’s Last Session explores questions about exceptionalism, family, and the responsibilities of the heart.

Directed by Carla Milarch. Featuring Anne Damman, Ellen Finch and Phil Powers (Mazel Tov, John Lennon, Clutter, and Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes).

May 20 - June 12, 2022          (Single tickets: $22)

World Premiere

When a young black high school student creates an unconventional portrait of God for a student art exhibition, her white and Latina teachers must decide whether to encourage her provocative approach or convince her to choose a more traditional path. But is it her expression that needs rethinking– or those that want her to assimilate? A fresh and funny exploration of political correctness and societal expectations that turns code-switching upside down. 

July 29 – August 21, 2022                (Single tickets: $22)

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