By Carolyn Mathis
Actors’ Theatre returns to Grand Rapids Community College’s Spectrum Theater with their latest play “At the Table” Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15 – 17.
The show involves four long-time friends from college who get together and discuss topics among themselves, creating discussion through the context of their relationships.
The two-act play, written by Michael Perlman, follows a group of friends in their 30’s who are enjoying their annual lakehouse getaway with no technology. Lauren, Nate, Stuart and Elliot spend their weekend drinking and smoking which easily leads the way to discussing heated topics such as abortion, race and marriage equality.
Kyle Los, executive director of Actors’ Theatre, believes people should see the show because it’s an “honest, poignant piece.” He advocates for sharing the experience together with the actors, “breathing the same air.”
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 8 – 10 and Nov. 15 – 17 at Spectrum Theater. There will be one matinee at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. After both Friday performances, the cast will be offering talkbacks, giving audience members the chance to discuss the topics throughout the play with the actors and other GRCC organizations.
Tickets prices range from $24-$28 for the general public and $10 walk-up tickets to GRCC students. For more information on ticket sales, visit Actors’ Theatre’s ticket page, or for more information on “At the Table” visit the Actors’ Theatre programming page.