Great Escape Stage Company

2018 Great Escape Season

Drama Slam: Tru

Friday, January 12 at 7:00 PM

Our first Drama Slam of the year is a story drawn from the words and works of Truman Capote.

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Sherlock by Wireless Revisited

January 25-28

Seven performers will re-create – with live sound effects – three classic Sherlock Holmes radio broadcasts from 1945.

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Drama Slam: ‘night, Mother

Saturday, February 10 at 7:00 PM

A desperate woman facing a stale and unprofitable life confronts her mother about her intent to commit suicide.

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February 22-25, March 1-4

A brilliant comedy of wit and romance by the author of Shakespeare in Love

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Drama Slam: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Friday, March 9 at 7:00 PM

An unusual child accidentally kills his friend's mother, leaving the boys forever linked in a tale of friendship, faith and destiny.

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Fifty Shades of Shakespeare

Saturday, March 10 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM

A special presentation by a touring company offering a sexy improvisational romp with the Bard.

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Greater Tuna

April 12-22

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

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Storytelling Workshop

Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 PM

In this interactive workshop, we will explore the art of storytelling and basic storytelling skills.

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Drama Slam: Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Friday, April 27 at 7:00 PM

Three women gather for their 20th reunion in a dime store in West Texas, leading to a series of delusion-smashing confrontations.

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Inspired: A Tribute to the STARS of Magic

Sat, April 28 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM

Colon-based entertainer Ron Carnell will perform feats of prestidigitation at which you'll marvel!

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Drama Slam: Frozen

Friday, May 11 at 7:00 PM

Three people embark on a dark journey entwining the lives of a murderer, the mother of one of his victims and his psychologist.

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A Night of Improv

Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 PM

This improv show will feature two groups that are well-known at Ann Arbor's Pointless Brewery & Theatre.

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May 31 – June 10

A literature professor is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, and reassesses her life and work with profundity and humor.

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Drama Slam: As Bees in Honey Drown

Friday, June 15 at 7:00 PM

A successful young novelist captures the attention of a mysterious woman who wants him to write a screenplay about her life.

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Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche

June 28 – 30, July 1

In this comic romp, a group of ladies in 1956 discover Communists are threatening their idyllic town.

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Drama Slam: The Carpetbagger’s Children

Friday, July 13 at 7:00 PM

In engaging monologues, three sisters tell of their family and the years that followed the Civil War.

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It Shoulda Been You

July 26 – August 5

The wild musical farce features blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and plenty of crazy twists and turns!

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Drama Slam: Women in Jeopardy

Friday, August 10 at 7:00 PM

Two divorcées are suspicious of their friend’s new boyfriend – he may be a serial killer!

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Drama Slam: The Year of Magical Thinking

Friday, September 7 at 7:00 PM

The true story of the sudden and unexpected loss of the author's husband and their only daughter.

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A Wrinkle in Time

September 13-23

The adventures of Meg, Charles and their friend Calvin as they battle to bring their father home safely from a planet far, far away.

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Live Book Reading: “A House with a Clock in Its Walls”

Sat, September 22 from 1:00-5:30PM

A free live book-reading honoring the legacy of the Marshall native John Bellairs.

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Turn of the Screw

Fri, October 12 at 7:00 PM

This is Henry James's endlessly provocative tale of suspense, ghosts, horror and repressed sexuality.

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The Weir

October 25-27

This truly unique theatrical experience – a "fund-raiser hair-raiser" – inside the "Nancy Boyer" Pub at the top of Oak Hill.

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The War of the Worlds

October 30 & 31 - 7 PM

A full, annotated rendition of the classic 1938 radio drama "The War of the Worlds" will be performed on the 80th anniversary of its original broadcast.

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Memories of Magicians Past

2 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10

Memories of Magicians Past features two hours of live magical wonders, focusing on the magicians of yesteryear.

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Our Common Threads

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16

A special *free* presentation of a unique play crafted by more than a dozen residents of Albion and Marshall.

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In Capable Hands

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28

A husband-and-wife team that offers something for everyone -- juggling, magic, music, comedy -- and danger!

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‘A Christmas Carol’

Dec. 6 through 16

A festive and celebratory visit with Ebenezer Scrooge as he learns the true meaning of Christmas.

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