Coldwater, MI — “Mixed Emotions,” a funny, touching play opens Tibbits Summer Theatre’s 55th season on June 14 with an inspirational message of starting life a-new; the show runs through June 23 at Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan.
A gentle, yet funny and romantic comedy the plays tells the story of two widowed friends in their 60s. Before the deaths of their spouses, the couples had been close. Christine is in the process of moving to Florida, when out of the blue, Herman appears to request she stay and marry him. She thinks the idea is ridiculous, but Herman persists reliving old times as the movers take out her furniture, piece by piece.
Christine played by Debbie Culver is smart, sophisticated and cautious; she has decided it’s time to start and new life. Herman played by Peter Stewart is shrewd and blunt, at times even obnoxious, but he know what he wants. Chuck the senior mover played by Nicolas Fernandez is a hard worker determined to give the best customer service. By contrast Ralph played by David Ossman doesn’t really care about anything.
Written by Richard Baer, “Mixed Emotions” is directed by Suzanne Ogden. Tibbits Summer Theatre features a professional company from across the United States. The design staff features set design by Johnmichael Bohach, costumes by Mark W. Vitall II, and lights by Catie Blencowe.
“Mixed Emotions” is presented with the support of Parrish Excavating. Based in Quincy, Michigan, the family-owned company was formed in 1972 and has built a solid reputation for quality and outstanding service.
Tickets for “Mixed Emotions” are $34 including fees for reserved seating. Discounts are available for members, groups and students. Reserved seating in the balcony is available for $30 and $13 in the upper balcony. Performances run June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 with matinees on June 13 and 20 at 2 pm. For the best value season tickets are available for all four shows: “Mixed Emotions,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” and “Resident Alien.”
To add to the Tibbits experience, Tibbits Ghost Light Bar in the theatre’s elevator lobby serves wine, beer, and a limited selection of mixed drinks and themed beverages before the show and at intermission. After the June 16 performance, the public is invited to join the cast and crew in the art gallery for a talkback and reception to discuss the show and ask questions.
Tickets are available online at Tibbits.org, through the Tibbits Box office at the theatre 9 am to 6 pm weekdays or by calling 517-278-6029. All performances are held at the beautiful historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett Street, in Coldwater. For more information call or visit Tibbits.org. To learn more about the cast members go to Tibbits.org/blog.