2018-2019 Mainstage Season

A season of female-identifying playwrights and directors


Adults: $22

Students w/ valid ID: $17

Seniors (65+): $17

Active Military: $17

Veterans: $17


Groups of 10+ get $3 off regularly priced tickets


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to purchase tickets. Box office hours are 10am - 5pm and one hour before show times.


Advance reservations without payment are no longer accepted for performances.


Even exchanges are accommodated only when they are requested prior to

the performance for which tickets have been purchased.

Refunds are not given for missed performances.


Fridays at 8PM

Saturdays at 8PM

Sundays at 3PM


Final Thursday Dress Rehearsals are Pay What You Can Nights! 

PWYC Night tickets are available on a first come, first served basis only. Tickets can be purchased over the phone prior to the performance by calling the Box Office at 313-967-0599. Otherwise, PWYC tickets

can be purchased at the door. The box office will open at 7:30PM those evenings and performances will begin at 8PM. Call the box office for more information.

Lynn Stevens Naoum
Associate Producers
Suzanne Sattler, IHM
Lisa Varnier

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Mr. Washington Goes to Bed
by local playwright Kelly Rossi
World Premiere to open the 2019 - 2020 Season!
Faced with the sub-par elder-care facility options available to them, two sisters enroll their octogenarian father into a new and "radical" one-on-one medical program that involves housing him with a doctor no longer practicing medicine. Much to one sister's chagrin, their father even seems to enjoy the experience. Local playwright Kelly Rossi's newest play explores the benefits and landmines of human interaction.

Earlier this season:

Well-Intentioned White People
by Rachel Lynett
Michigan Premiere!
November 9 - December 2, 2018
After an attack influenced by her race, a university professor wants to forget about it and move on with her life. When her (white) roommate and the dean of the school push her to "make an example of it," she finds herself suddenly roped into planning a diversity day, trying to convince her roommate not to plan a sit-in, and attempting to maintain her sanity as the racial threats begin to escalate. Well-Intentioned White People explores how some people deal with discrimination not necessarily directed at them and how their "good intentions" can sometimes be just as problematic.
PLEASE NOTE: This show does include adult language and situations, so we suggest that it is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Because of the nature of the show, children under the age of 12 will not be permitted. If you have questions regarding the production and/or its content, please contact us at 313-967-0599.
Reap the Grove 
by Caity-Shea Violette
Michigan Premiere!
February 1 - 24, 2019
Pay-What-You-Can Performance: January 31 at 8pm
An estranged family reunites for their mother's final days before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal diagnosis. Beyond returning to their toxic childhood home, both daughters are in personal moments of transformation, one passionately committed to saving the planet even if she can't save her marriage, the other having only recently found success in substance abuse treatment and arriving at the door six months pregnant. Reap The Grove is a poignant and darkly funny exploration of partnership, transgenerational trauma, and the anticipated grief of death with dignity.
The Interference 
by Lynda Radley
March 22 - April 14, 2019
Pay-What-You-Can Performance: March 21 at 8pm
In a culture of amplified voices, internet trolls, "fake news," and media distortion, where student-athletes are hailed as celebrities, everyone has an incentive to bury the truth. When a survivor speaks up, can her truth rise above the noise? The Interference is a story for a world in the midst of a tectonic cultural shift that is shaking our patriarchal society to its core.
Content warning: sexual assault, sexism and misogyny, victim-blaming
Due to the subject matter of this production, we suggest that youth under the age of 15 do not attend. 

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