Carver Center Studio Drama
A SW Michigan Premiére
The Carver Center Studio Series allows the Civic to expand upon its mission to produce a diverse spectrum of theatre of the highest quality by developing new, innovative, and emotionally compelling works in an intentionally intimate space, fostering a more thoughtful, empathetic and connected community.
Now 80 years old, André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? Then Anne, a scheming woman who worries too much, tries to take his flat away - the beautiful flat he's had for over thirty years, in which he is still quite capable of living, thank you very much! His daughter Elise, the one he actually loves... where is she? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas, and he can't find his watch. Is he losing control? But André knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority, and he will find some way to affirm it. After all, he still has all his faculties.... Doesn't he? Darkly humorous and deeply poignant, The Father is a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia.
RATING: MATURE SUBJECT MATTER. BEST ENJOYED BY OLDER TEENS AND ADULTS
"...harrowing...an exceedingly ingenious premise..."
- The New York Times
Sunday, December 2nd at 7:00pm
Monday, December 3rd at 7:00pm
February 8th - February 17th, 2019
FREE Inside the Civic Audition Workshops
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED
Director - ATIS KLEINBERGS
Scenic Designer - APRIL THOMSON
Lighting & Sound Designer - CATHERINE PRATT
Costume Designer - LIZ HAAS
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - ASHLEIGH DOXTATER
Friday, February 8th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 9th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, February 10th at 2:00pm
Friday, February 15th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, February 16th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17th at 2:00pm
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.