Our 2016-17 Season
Minus Some Buttons
by Mark Dunn
directed by Barbara Mathers
Minus Some Buttons is a delightful comedy about what happens at Graceland Elementary School when a new teacher named Penny is hired and tries to breath some life into the school.
She has a unique approach and when principal Clarence Olander looks out his office window one morning to see Penny’s pupils throwing their desks out the window he begins
to wonder if Penny is a complete lunatic or if she is the only one at Graceland Elementary School with any sense whatsoever.
October 28, 29, 30; November 4, 5, 6, 11 & 12
The Kings of Unionville
by James Kuhl
directed by Lance Alan
Written by Novi’s own James Kuhl, The Kings of Unionville is set in a small Michigan town and follows the once prominent Secret Society of Kings that has
deteriorated into a basement-dwelling, beer-drinking, card-playing fraternity of friends that is long past its prime. The group has traditionally passed down their
secrets from father to son and with the recent death of a King look to fill a new slot with the son of the group’s historian. However before he can join,
he must perform a long forgotten ritual; an initiation that has purposefully not been performed by the Kings for many years.
Will father and son come together and find common ground or risk the destruction of both the group history and their own relationships?
January 27, 28, 29; February 3, 4, 5, 10 & 11
The Gin Game
by D.L. Coburn
directed by Jim Howland
Winner of the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Gin Game takes place in a nursing home and follows the gin game beteween Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey.
They discover they both dislike the home but enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play. As these two feisty card combatants take each other on we learn about their past,
their troubles and what brought them to this point in their life. Come join us for this emotional rollercoaster that will surely bring you to tears but have you laughing along
April 28, 29, 30; May 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13