All News News Posted January 31, 2018 By Janice Darling

Theater is alive and well in Marshall.

Where else can you find four live theaters to choose from?

Great Escape Stage Company presents ’night, Mother by Marshal Norman. The story focuses on a desperate woman facing a stale and unprofitable life, as she confronts her mother about her intent to commit suicide. This is a rare opportunity to experience the extraordinary play.

’night, Mother is presented as a drama slam…where the actors read from the script with minimal staging. See is the wonderful play on Friday, February 9, 2018, at 7:00-9:30 pm. Great Escape Stage Company is located in the newly renovated black box theater at 110 East Michigan Avenue in Marshall.

For tickets: [email protected] or call 269.781.2700. Cost is $10.

Franke Center Children’s Theater presents Grease on February 15, 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm and on February 18 at 2:30 pm. This school version features youth from 5th through 9th grades. The classic musical will have Rydell High rocking and rolling through a new school year. Join the troupe as they sing and dance into your hearts. Tickets: advance/$14 and door/$16. Contact or call 269.781.0001. The Franke Center is located at 214 East Mansion Street in Marshall.

The Little Mermaid, produced by Marshall High School Redhawk Players will be a sure hit for children and adults alike. This Disney favorite is the story of Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, who is curious about the human world. With her best friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts in her grotto and often goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle, a seagull who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. Join the antics of the characters as they explore the world and have fascinating adventures.

The performances are Friday and Saturday, March 2 & 3 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 pm. Call 269.781.1252 or find tickets at the Marshall Community Credit Union. Tickets are $15/adults and $12 students/seniors.

Marshall Civic Players presents the stage version of Catch Me If You Can, based on the unbelievable true story of one of the most famous con artists in history, Frank Abagnale Jr. Catch Me if You Can is a rousing musical set in the 1960s. The story begins as Frank is captured by Agent Carl Hanratty after years of pursuit. We see Frank as a teenage runaway from his unhappy home to live a life of great adventure, conning people by assuming a multitude of identities.

The performances are March 9-11 and 16-18 at The Franke Center for the Arts at 214 East Mansion Street.  Friday and Saturday performances are 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:30 pm. Cost is $8/students, $12/seniors and $15/adults. For tickets, log on to Marshall Civic Players or call 269.781.3335.

Until next time, we bid you adieu.