BUILDING THE WALL
by Robert Schenkkan
November 1 & 2 @7:30
November 2 & 3 @2:00
Brew Merchant, 442 Washington Ave, Holland, MI
It's the present day and events unravel that test every American’s strength of character. Building the Wall’ follows Rick, a former warden of a private prison that housed undocumented immigrants, awaiting sentencing for human rights abuses committed under his watch. In a riveting interview with a historian who has come seeking the truth, he gradually reveals how the unthinkable became the inevitable, and the faceless immigrants under his charge became the face of tragedy.
This production is our 3rd Community Outreach production which means that tickets are "Pay What You Can". If you or any of your friends have a hard time finding accessible theatre, then this is the show for you!
A BROADWAY HOLIDAY
December 6 & 7
Third Reformed Church
Starring Alex Prakken and Sierra White
Starring Alex Prakken (Newsies) and Sierra White, join Exit Left for a family friendly evening of your favorite holiday songs and broadway classics interspersed with playful banter and engaging stories from guest performers!
Step out of the West Michigan chill for a night and treat your family and friends to an evening of these talented entertainers, friendly conversation, and warm holiday cheer!
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoet
Hope Church, 77 W 11th St, Holland, MI 49423
Duncan Macmillan’s hilarious and poignant play Every Brilliant Thing is set for December 11–15 and 19-21. A show about depression told from the perspective of a six-year old boy, the story highlights the strength of the human spirit and the lengths we will go for those we love. After his mother is hospitalized, our protagonist decides to make a list of every brilliant thing in the world… ‘construction cranes’… ‘ice cream’… ‘laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose’… in the hopes that mom might discover what life is worth living for. Told with equal parts comedy and sensitivity, the Guardian UK described Macmillans contemporary masterpiece as the ‘perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life and celebrating all that is sweet in it.
Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based off the 1945 book ‘The Berlin Stories’, and later adapted into the Oscar winning film, the Kander & Ebb theatrical triumph CABARET sets the scene in a Berlin nightclub as the 1920’s draw to a close. A tawdry Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience, assuring them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to an emerging totalitarianism. Winner of 8 Tony Awards during its original run, this production is sure to be a smash!
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Music & Lyrics by William Flynn
Book by James Lapine
July 23 - August 2
Based on the Oscar winning film of the same name, the show follows the Hoover family, who have seen better days. Richard, the father, is a floundering motivational speaker, Grandpa's been kicked out of his retirement home and Uncle Frank's been dumped by his boyfriend. Moody teenager Dwayne has taken a vow of silence, and overextended mom, Sheryl, can do little more than slap on a smile. But when the youngest Hoover, energetic Olive, enters a regional children's beauty pageant, the family thinks that their luck could change and they embark on a cross-country trek, chasing the coveted title of "Little Miss Sunshine." Filled with warmth and good humor, Little Miss Sunshine will delight and tug at the heartstrings of west Michigan audiences.
This is an Exit Left Local production