Milwaukee's Boulevard Theatre (www.boulevardtheatre.com) begins its 32nd season by staging the NATIONAL PREMIERE of acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor's tender, affecting 90-minute comedy SMALL THIINGS.
Three worlds collide in a small (unnamed) town in this NATIONAL premiere of a new play by acclaimed Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor. This trifecta of delight tells of three women who have each built a wall around themselves and who also each desire to overcome these self-imposed barriers.
THE PLOT: A well-off, retired educator ("Patricia," played by Christine Horgen) moves to a grand house in a small town and hires a local housekeeper and companion ("Birdy," played by Donna Lobacz). "Birdy" is a widow from the poor end of the same street. Polar opposites in personality and circumstances, their uneasy relationship becomes strained when Patricia takes an interest in Birdy's daughter ("Dell," played by Nicole Gorski), even as her own health declines. Dell is a single mother of two small boys, one of whom now wants to be addressed as a girl ("Alice"). To add to Dell's challenges, circumstances have forced her to move back in with her opinionated mother. SMALL THINGS is a daffy, delightful, and delicate exploration of how it's really just small things that can keep us from understanding and accepting each other.
Boulevard Theatre has won critical raves for its recent previous productions in Plymouth Church's second-floor Graham Chapel space, including Eugene Ionesco's linguistic farce THE BALD SOPRANO and John Murrell's stirring TAKING SHAKESPEARE. Graham Chapel's warm, cozy environment enhances an intimate connection between performer and patron and the limited seating (45 patrons) fosters a sense of community for all participants. For more information about Plymouth Church, please visit www.plymouth-church.org . SMALL THINGS ticket prices range from $10 -$20 and will be available online at www.brownpapertickets.com (search for Boulevard Theatre and/or "SMALL THINGS"). Tickets, if available, will also be sold on the day of performances, but ONLY at the door (cash only). Deeply discounted (but obstructed) seating may also be offered for any sold-out performances, as well.
Patrons may call Boulevard's 24-hour voice mail at 414-744-5757 or visit the theatre's website @ boulevardtheatre.com for further information on this artisan-crafted comedy. Patrons may also visit the Boulevard 's other social media portals, which include: www.instagram.com/blvd_mke, twitter.com/blvd_mke, and/or www.facebook.com/boulevardtheatre/,
GENERAL TICKETS: $20
STUDENT/SENIOR (OVER 65): $10 (Available ONLY AT DOOR and ONLY WITH PROPER ID and you will be asked for ID)
OPENING WEEK SPECIAL (Available AT DOOR $20 FOR TWO PATRONS - MUST BUY TWO TICKETS.
Standing Room/Obstructed View may (may) be available on sold-out nights.
Plymouth Church (View)
2717 E Hampshire St
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|