Escanaba in Love welcomes Tibbits audiences back to the Soady Deer Camp Friday October 19th and Saturday October 20th at 7pm along with a matinee on Sunday October 21st at 2pm.
Tibbits professional company returns in Jeff Daniels' prequel to Escanaba in da Moonlight, presented in 2010. Set in the midst of World War II, forty years before the original, this show centers around young Albert Soady Jr. as he meets the love of his life, Big Betty Balou - the woman destined to become the mother of Reuben and Remnar Soady.
But Big Betty isn't exactly what Albert Soady Senior envisioned as his son's future wife, not to mention the uproar over a WOMAN showing up at the Soady Deer Camp! The cast of wacky Yoopers will tickle your funny bone and pull at your heart strings.
Returning from two years ago, are the hilarious Escanaba cast members Alan Elliott, John Payonk and Benjamin Jackson (pictured above) directed by Charles Burr, with the addition this time around of Richard Baker as Albert Soady Jr. and Kiersten Vorheis as Big Betty Balou. Richard and Kiersten were company members last summer here at Tibbits. Richard has been a summer Tibbits company member for 3 summers and Kiersten has just completed her 5th summer here at Tibbits.
|1940's Yooper Deer Hunting Cabin|
While the production two years ago of Escanaba in da Moonlight dealt mainly with male humor, this fall's Escanaba in Love manages to retain the humor of the first, but adds a plot line to which many audience members can relate. The play deals with a son going off to war and the sentimentality of lost loved ones, who remain ever present in family members' minds. One might say, this play shows growth, as the second play in Jeff Daniels' Escanaba trilogy.
We hope to see you at the show... 'dis one ya won't wanna miss!