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Theatre at Aquinas College

Season Schedule & Tickets

Ticket Information

Tickets for the 2019/20 Season are now available for purchase.

For reservations, please call (616) 456-6656 or click here.

All performances are held in the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center.

2019-2020 Season

Distracted by Lisa Loomer 
Production dates: October 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. & October 6 at 2:30 p.m. 

Mama has a problem. Her 9-year-old boy, Jesse, acts up at school, misbehaves at home, and is bringing chaos to the nice, happy life she and her husband want to have. She has more questions than answers. Does her son have ADD as his teacher claims? Is he just “being a boy”, as her husband likes to say? Most important of all, what can she do to help her son behave better while keeping his curious, creative, and unique personality alive and well? Thus begins a quest into the world of treatment, as Mama explores psychology, psychiatry, homeopathy, and an environmental physician as she tries to find the best way to help her son. A story full of love and relationships, Mama’s journey to help Jesse brings about the old adage of it taking a village to raise a child. Everyone has advice and means well, but with Jesse seemingly getting worse before he gets better, her marriage on the brink, and doctors offering conflicting advice, Mama has to ask how far she’s willing to go to help her son in a world where it seems that everyone, not just Jesse, is distracted. Funny, provocative, and moving, Distracted is a look at a modern family dealing with a modern problem -- with so much going on around us, have we lost sight of the things that really matter?  Rated PG-13 for language and adult themes.

The Foreigner by Larry Shue 
Production dates: November 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. and November 24 at 2:30 p.m. 

In a remote fishing lodge in Georgia, demolitions expert Froggy LeSueur drops off his longtime friend and hopeless introvert, Charlie Baker. In dire need of a vacation, Charlie is left in the lodge for a long weekend, assured that this will be the escape he needs. To attempt to offer Charlie privacy, Froggy tells the proprietor and tenants of the lodge that Charlie is a foreigner who doesn't speak a word of English and shouldn't be spoken to... a rouse that backfires when the ensemble fixates on who they view to be an utterly fascinating new visitor. Thus begins this comedy, as Charlie becomes privy to everyone’s secrets and starts learning more about himself as he embraces his role as the foreigner. It’s soon up to him to save the day as evil plots are uncovered; racism rears its ugly head, and everyone must join together to fight the bad guys that don’t like Charlie being in their town. Both hilarious and thought provoking, The Foreigner entertains us and shows what can happen when we celebrate our differences instead of letting them divide us. Rated PG for some mild language and implied violence.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Chang
Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts
Production dates: February 19-22 at 7:30 p.m. & February 23 at 2:30 p.m. 

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change features a series of vignettes focusing on love and relationships. Included are scenes from a first date to a bad date, meeting the parents, a wedding, and a widow and widower finding love at a mutual friend’s funeral. This high-energy musical is filled with many hilarious and relatable moments for anyone who has gone through the dating game.  Rated PG-13 for adult situations and language.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh 
Production dates: April 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. & April 5 at 2:30 p.m. 

Antigone is the classic story of love and war, questioning what place the former has in the latter. It is the story of duty, asking whether our duty to our country or to our family is more vital. It is the story of power, debating whether an individual or a country has more. Most of all, it is the story of Antigone, one woman whose beliefs and actions shook an entire kingdom to its core. Antigone is a story of our past, present, and future, timeless in its themes and the questions it raises. We see in Antigone the fight for what it means to be moral, for what it means to be a woman, and for what it means to truly stand for something at the cost of all else. Conveyed through the wonderful translation of Jean Anouilh, which, although written over 50 years ago, still feels modern and fresh, Antigone is a play that has lessons that every generation can and should learn.  Rated PG for adult themes.