The Calvin Theatre Company puts on three or fours shows every year—don't miss our upcoming shows this season.
A Season to Create, Unite and Renew
Peter and the Starcatcher
By Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Peter and the Starcatcher is the prequel to the Peter Pan story. An orphan and his secretive new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep magical star stuff secret and save the world from evil. High adventures on the seas involve two ships three orphans, two heroic Asters, two identical trunks, and two villains complete with piratical minions. Our story ends on tropical, exotic Mollusk Island as fish are transformed into mermaids, Peter learns to fly, Black Stache loses a hand, a crocodile flies, and Molly and her father succeed in their secret mission to protect the star stuff. Performed in a theatrical story-telling style, the cast and crew create magic with objects found and imagination run wild.
Directed by Debra Freeberg
Musical Direction by Nate Glasper
Calvin Gezon Auditorium
April 5, 6,11–13, 2019
School performance 10:00 a.m. April 10
Talkback Fridays April 5 and 12
Spinning into Butter
By Rebecca Gilman
Belmont College is a small, seemingly idyllic New England school with progressive ideas. However, the campus community is rocked by random acts of racism that cause administrators, faculty, and students to consider their own prejudices and attitudes about race, politically correct language, identity, and community. The process for these characters is painful and surprising. Rebecca Gilman’s powerful play refuses to offer simple answers and conclusions. Instead, it asks “what if this was us?” For the audience, hope lies in our ability to speak to these issues in our own families, churches and communities.
Directed by April Hubbard
Calvin Lab Theatre
UPDATED PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: February 7-9, 7:30 p.m.
Due to Calvin's closures 1/28-1/31, Spinning into Butter has been moved to February 7-9. If you have purchased tickets for an earlier performance, please contact the Box Office to exchange your tickets or for a full refund. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Adapted for the stage by Meryl Friedman
In the rural hamlet of 18th century Shropshire, a harelip marks Prudence Sarn as a witch. Prue’s brother Gideon convinces her that marriage and family are impossible for someone like her, a social outcast. In his mad ambition for wealth and land, Gideon indentures his sister to his property and lays waste to love, family, and friends.Yet, a traveling weaver sees beyond Prue’s facial disfigurement and recognizes her compassionate heart. As their stories and lives cross paths, greed, ambition, prejudice, and hatred contrast with love’s redemptive power to create a rich and varied tapestry.
Directed by Natalie Carmolli
Calvin Gezon Auditorium
November 2, 3, 8–10, 2018, at 7:30pm
High School performance 10:00 a.m. November 7
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs