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Thoughts and Prayers - A New Play by A.M. Dean
Riverside Arts Center Studio One
Ypsilanti, MI
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Thoughts and Prayers - A New Play by A.M. Dean
Neighborhood Theatre Group is proud to present the premiere of "Thoughts and Prayers" A new play by Michigan playwright, A.M. Dean

February 28-March 1 and March 6-8, 2020
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

$12 Online, $15 at Door, $7 Students (with valid ID)
General Seating

Riverside Arts Center Studio One (76 N. Huron St, Ypsilanti)
Free parking in downtown Ypsilanti

*There will be no late seating after 8:05pm (Fri/Sat) and 2:05pm (Sun)

A gun and manifesto are found in the trumpet case of a high school student. The botched school shooting leads to an experiment by the Department of Education to militarize teachers. When Huron Valley High School becomes the test subject, veteran teacher Melanie Webber must decide if she will comply.

Directed by Marisa Dluge

Starring: Mimi Blackford, Eric Hohnke, Mike Sandusky, Debbie Secord, Kate Umstatter, and Craig VanKempen

About the Playwright: A.M. Dean holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Michigan State University. He was the runner-up for Best Writer in Current Magazines Best of Washtenaw 2018. His first musical, "Beavers Long Strange Trip" was performed in June 2015 at The Back Office Studio in downtown Ypsilanti. Hes had numerous plays produced in Michigan and Chicago including "Cryptic" (Ypsilanti), "Carl, Baby" (Ypsilanti), "The Former Things" (Ypsilanti and Chicago),  "Escape from the Haltzburg Boys Choir" and "15 Minutes" (Chicago) and his second full length musical, "Dispatches from the Dumb Decade" (Ypsilanti). In Chicago, he was a company member with Brain Surgeon Theatre and Literary Manager for The Ruckus Theatre Company from 2009-2012. Originally from Whitehall, Michigan, A.M. Dean is a proud resident of Ypsilanti and the Literary Manager and co-founder of Neighborhood Theatre Group.

Neighborhood Theatre Group is proud to partner with Moms Demand Action for this production.

This production is made possible with support from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and The Arts Alliance


Riverside Arts Center Studio One (View)
76 N. Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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