By: Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff
Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids continues its 36th season this weekend with Green Day’s “American Idiot.”
“American Idiot” is about three men who get sick of their home life and want to leave and start over in the city. One finds out his girlfriend is pregnant and decides to stay with her back home. Another joins the army and leaves for war. The last turns to drugs and finds a part of himself that he grows to dislike.
Lucas Story, 18, plays “Johnny,” the main protagonist in the show.
“It’s just so awesome to be around people in a show like ‘American Idiot’,” Story said. “I personally think this has been my favorite production I’ve done, and afterwards I’m thinking of doing more theatre around Grand Rapids.”
“American Idiot” runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street, beginning Oct. 27 until Nov 12. Each show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for students and seniors and $28 for adults. There is also $10 student rush tickets available one hour before the show begins.
Upcoming shows at Actors’ Theatre include “Hand to God,” “Disgraced,” and “Hit the Wall.” Tickets for “American Idiot” and other upcoming shows can be purchased online, by calling (616) 234-3946, or visiting the box office.