COLDWATER – With hilarious action and a rib-tickling plot, Tibbits Summer Theatre’s “See How They Run” gallops its way to Tibbits August 8-17.

Running in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the Air Force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who “touches alcohol for the first time in her life,” four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which (one of them is an escaped prisoner in disguise), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped-up stories they tell him.

“See How They Run” is written by playwright Philip King, with Tibbits’ Artistic Director Charles Burr directing. The cast is comprised of Tyler Michael Breeding as Sgt. Towers, Beth Conley as Penelope the American actress, Max Gonzalez as Rev. Toop, Brooke Jackson as Ida the Cockney maid, Paul Kerr as the Bishop, Gloria Logan as old maid Miss Skillon, Sean Noonan as Clive the actor, Chad Tallon as Rev. Humphrey, and Matt Lowther as the intruder. The design staff features David Goldstein as set designer, Laura Holt as costume designer, Aaron Bell as tech director, Catie Blencowe as light designer, props by Cheyenne Glassburn, Joel Pape as sound designer and Nick Alteri as stage manager.

“See How They Run” will be sponsored by Parrish Excavating.  A well-established, family owned company Parrish Excavating, Inc. was formed in 1972 and has built a solid reputation for quality and outstanding service. Based in Quincy, Michigan, its experienced and dedicated team is the key ingredient in its success. Parrish Excavating aims to meet the needs of individual and corporate developers and investors as well as commercial, industrial, and municipal entities. The company serves site development and utility excavation needs in southern Michigan, northern Indiana, northwestern Ohio, and northeastern Illinois with the goal of providing the very best, most timely service possible.

According to Brad Parrish, president, “We love the Tibbits.  It’s hard to say just how much value there is in the arts but we can easily say that it is significant. There are just so many good things about the Tibbits.  Its value to our community is tremendous.”

Tickets for “See How They Run” range from $15-36 including fees. Discounts are available for members, groups and students. Performances run August 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 at 7:30pm as well as 2pm matinees on August 8 and 14. While “See How They Run” closes the regular main stage season, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning musical “Next to Normal” will feature professional actors on September 6-8 and 12-14.  

To add to the Tibbits experience, Tibbits’ Ghost Light Bar in the theatre’s elevator lobby is open before the show and at intermission. After the August 10 performance, the public is invited to join the cast and crew for a talkback to discuss the show and ask questions. After the August 16 performance, the public is invited to the lower level art gallery to grab a drink and mingle in an informal setting during “Cocktails with the Cast and Crew.”

Tickets are available online at Tibbits.org, through the Tibbits Box office at the theatre 9 am to 5 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.

“See How They Run,” a Tibbits Summer Theatre production, will be on stage at Tibbits Opera House August 8-17. The show features professional actors Beth Conley as Penelope and Sean Noonan as Clive.

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