Alumni-Sponsored Theater Event at The Players in Detroit

The Birdcage
by Mike Nichols
Performed by the Fine Arts Society Theatre Group at The Players
3321 East Jefferson, Detroit, MI
April 27, 2012, at 8:00 p.m.

The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film, La Cage aux Folles, by Jean Poiret and Francis Veber. (Mature themes)

Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert stars there as Starina. Their son Val (actually Armand’s son from a fling 20 years before) comes home to announce his engagement to Barbara Keely, daughter of Kevin Keely, US Senator and Vice President of the Committee for Moral Order. The Senator and his family descend upon South Beach to meet Val, his father and “mother”… and what ensues is comic chaos.

The Players is a clubhouse and theatre founded in 1910 by a group of Detroit businessmen. The famous building on East Jefferson was built in 1925. It was designated a Michigan Historic Site in 1985 and listed on the National Register of  Historic Places in 1987. It is a wonderful venue for this play put on by the Fine Arts Society Theatre group.

The cost is $18 and includes a wine reception at 7:00 p.m.

To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) no later than April 18, 2012.  Send check to Marygrove College, attn: Diane Puhl, 8425 W. McNichols Rd.,Detroit, MI 48221.  Dress is business attire.

For more information, contact Sheila Keefe ’56 at (586) 268-0481 or sheilakeef@aol.com.

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