GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The first production of the Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids 2016-17 season opens this Wednesday.
The title of the production is "Brill" by David Wells. It's a new, tw-character play with music. Both actors, as well as the director joined the Weekend Morning team in-studio.
Here's what the Jewish Theatre has to say about the production: "Brill is based on a building in New York that was a factory of popular music in the early 60's. Carol King, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and even Elvis, had offices and studios in that building.
This play, with musical elements, is a fictionalized story of a young girl who shares a studio with an older songwriter from the Tin Pan Alley days."
Directed by Jason Marlett and starring Leonard Robinson and Madeleine Hagger, Brill will be performed in the intimate "Black Box Theatre" on the second floor of Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE, on the GRCC campus in downtown Grand Rapids.
The author, David Wells, is an Ann Arbor resident and will be attending the Saturday, Sept. 10 performance. Following the show the public is invited to attend a discussion led by him with a dessert reception afterwards.
"Bril"l by David Wells, opens Wednesday and runs Sept. 7 through 18, 2016.
Performances will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased either by calling the Box Office at 616-234-3946 or by clicking here.
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