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Gay Play Series (GPS) Sizzles This Summer at The Ringwald

June 1st 2012

The 2012 GPS will kick off on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 PM with a special one-night only performance of Ronnie Larsen’s classic play, Making Porn. The rollicking, side-splittingly funny comedy roared onto the scene in 1995 and took off-Broadway by storm

It’s a Woman’s World:

March 15th 2012

It is only a few 100 years ago that women were permitted to perform onstage. We follow in the tradition of women in male roles: Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (1900’s) and more recently Pat Carroll portrayed Falstaff to critical acclaim (1990’s). So too, our production breaks with theatre’s long standing history: women are cast in the roles depicted by men, Hollywood producers.”

Silent Night of the Lambs

November 29th 2011

As she sits in the hole topped with blocks of ice, rubbing ice cream on her skin, Macy Penny, played by Genevieve Jona, cries about how her mother, JC Penny, has the money to give her captor anything they want.

But what does this madman, er, mad snowman, really want? Why have girls who sell matches and boys with crutches been going missing? And what do the ladies with the beaver fur jackets know about it?

Sex, Drag, and Rock & Roll: Ringwald Oct 14

October 1st 2011

Opening on Friday, October 14th, Hedwig and the Angry Inch will play for an exclusive 4 week run at Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre (22742 Woodward).

The Stuff of Nightmares: Mercury Fur @ The Ringwald

April 10th 2011

Mercury Fur, Philip Ridley’s fifth play, premiered in 2005 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and the play was deemed so shocking that audience members walked out each night. The controversy continued as Ridley’s publishers for decades, Faber and Faber, refused to publish the text. It set critics at odds with one another with some calling it “Degraded” while others called it “A play you need to see.”

2 Joes, 2 Jamies & a Melissa

February 22nd 2011

The Ringwald is managed by a board of five, that ultimately hopes the theatre can become a nonprofit organization. “We’ve got two Joes, two Jamies, and a Melissa,” Plambeck said. Jamie Richards, Jamie Warrow, and Melissa Beckwith take turns acting and directing the various shows…

FEMME FATAL RETURNS TO THE RINGWALD

February 7th 2011

Joe Bailey returns to Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre as Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, opening February 18th and playing for an exclusive 4 week run through Monday, March 14th. Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, a parody of the quintessential ’80s film, is co-written by Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson and is full of boiling bunnies, big hair, a dream ballet, and even a Greek chorus!