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OUR 2024-2025 SEASON 

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
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TBA - World Premiere

A blockbuster launch to our 10th anniversary season! – Announcement coming soon!!

October 11 - November 10 (Single tickets: $30)

​THE ELVES AND THE SCHUMACHERS TWO: CHANUKAH BOOGALO, by Carla Milarch & R. MacKenzie Lewis - World Premiere

The holiday tradition continues! 

 
Join us for another memorable holiday adventure from the team that brought you The Year Without a Panto Claus and Sugar Plum Panto! Bring the whole family to laugh, boo, hiss, and sing in this over-the-top evening of heroes and villains, funny songs, and extreme merriment - a mixed-up mash-up of musical comedy slapstick, vaudeville, and fun. December 6 - January 5, Fri.@7:30pm, Sat.@3pm & 7:30pm, & Sun.@2:00 pm (Single tickets: $32 for adults, $12 for kids 16 years and under)

Dec. 13, 2024 - Jan. 5, 2025, Fri.@7:30pm, Sat.@3pm & 7:30pm, & Sun.@2:00 pm

(Single tickets: $32 for adults, $12 for kids 16 years and under)

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KAIROS, by Lisa Sanaye Dring - an NNPN Rolling World Premiere 

Their Two characters meet-cute… and then the whole world changes.

 

Gina and David’s budding relationship is tested by the advent of a groundbreaking medical procedure that extends lives indefinitely, granting immortality to a chosen few. As they navigate the initial rush of falling in love, they grapple with the question: what happens to love, commitment, and care when mortality is removed from the equation?

 

February 14 - March 16  (Single tickets: $30) 

ECLIPSED: The Sun, the Moon and Gladys Atkinson Sweet, by D.L. Patrick - World Premiere 

Prayer, hope, and Clarence Darrow. Was it enough?

On the night of September 9, 1925, Gladys Atkinson Sweet was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, along with her husband, Dr. Ossian Sweet, and nine other African Americans following the attack on her Detroit home by more than 700 white neighbors. Although much has been written about Dr. Sweet and the two Sweet trials, litigated by Clarence Darrow, this play imagines the perspective of Gladys Sweet and the women who populated her life. It is about what women do, and have always done, in the shadows.

April 11 - May 11 (Single tickets: $30)

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JORGE LUIS BORGES GIVES A LECTURE ON ANATOMY, A play with music by Carla Milarch - World Premiere

I was a young man when I fell into the dream…

 

JORGE LUIS BORGES GIVES A LECTURE ON ANATOMY, A play with music by Carla Milarch - World Premiere I was a young man when I fell into the dream… In a magical garden, astride a labyrinth, poet Jorge Luis Borges gives a lecture. At first, it seems to be about anatomy, but that notion quickly gives way upon the arrival of several imaginary beings, fantastical & odd. As they guide him through a dreamlike world of original music & poetry, Borges comes to understand the meaning of his own existence.
 

June 13 – July 6 (Single tickets: $30)

RADICAL EMPATHY by David Wells
World Premiere

Radical empathy is not about you. 

When an American college professor’s TED Talk on empathy goes viral, he meets an Iraqi man who becomes a fixture in his virtual classroom. But when the brutality of the U.S.-led invasion hits the Iraqi man directly, the professor is forced to explore “the kindred connection from a place of deep knowing that opens your spirit to the pain of another as they perceive it.” (Isabel Wilkerson) A true story.       

August 1-31, 2025 (Single tickets: $30)          

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MICHIGAN PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

Theatre NOVA focuses on new plays and new playwrights and is dedicated to working with new and local playwrights to help them develop their craft and to offer brand new plays for audiences. We created the Michigan Playwrights Festival to nurture Michigan playwrights and to develop full-length plays for future seasons. Plays that were products of Michigan Playwrights Festivals that have received their world premieres at Theatre NOVA include Mazel Tov, John Lennon by David Wells (Wilde Award for Best New Script), Resisting by David Wells (Wilde Award for Best Original Production), Mrs. Fifty Bakes a Pie by Linda Ramsay Detherage, Clutter by Brian Cox (Wilde Award for Best New Script), Irrational by R. MacKenzie Lewis and David Wells (Wilde Award for Best New Script), Katherine by Kim Carney (Wilde Award Nomination for Best New Script), Spin (aka Swimming While Drowning) by Emilio Rodriguez, and Bird by Kristin Hanratty.

September 9 - 14, 2025   (Individual tickets: $10, festival passes $30)       

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