Canterbury Summer Theater to Open 53rd Season with “Out of Love”
Canterbury Press Release
The Canterbury Summer Theater will open its 53rd season of productions with the comedy-drama “Out of Love” from June 16-19. The theater is located at 807 Franklin St., Michigan City.
Written by Elinor Cook, the play was first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017 and was produced in London the following year. It received its US premiere in 2019 by the Terrobang Theater Company in Chicago.
A funny, tender, and well-crafted celebration of the richness of female friendship, “Out of Love” examines the 30-year relationship of Lorna and Grace, two girls who grow up in a stagnant small town, starting as they become the best friends are the playground. The scenes of their life together are not told in chronological order, but rather in an ingenious way that reveals hidden, hilarious and sometimes painful truths about their friendship.
This production contains adult themes and language and is recommended for audiences of school age or older.
“Out of Love” stars Anne Brown, Melanie Frasca and Jeroen Frank Kales, all making their debuts with the Canterbury Resident Company.
Brown, an actress based in Los Angeles, has appeared on stage in productions such as “The Great Gatsby” and “Death and the Maiden” as well as on screen in “NCIS: New Orleans” and “Geostorm”.
Frasca, originally from Michigan, teaches at Texas Tech University, where she is pursuing an MFA in performance and pedagogy. She has worked at the Pit and Balcony Theater and the Shakespeare Theater in New Jersey, and has appeared in “Lady Windermere’s Fan” and “9 to 5: The Musical”, among others.
Originally from Holland, Kales is an actor living in Los Angeles. Scene credits include the roles of Bobby Strong in “Urinetown”, Demetrius in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Eric Swan in “Cash on Delivery”, with appearances in several independent films.
Leah Mazur returns to Canterbury as a guest artist to create the scenography for “Out of Love”. Mazur is Assistant Professor of Scenography and Designer-in-Residence at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She previously worked as a set designer and technical director at Canterbury for five seasons, while performing in several shows, including the lead role in “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”.
Costume design is by Sarah Schwartz and Jakob Innes with lighting from Austin Ferrari. Megan Ross is the production manager. “Out of Love” is directed by Canterbury Associate Artistic Director David Graham, marking his 31st staging for the company.
Canterbury performances are at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 6:30 p.m. Saturdays. Ticket prices are $ 16 to $ 17, with discounts for seniors and students.
Tickets can be purchased by phone at (219) 874-4269 or by email at [email protected]
Canterbury will follow health and safety protocols set by the Indiana Department of Health, implementing remote headquarters and other precautions. Customers are not required to wear masks, but it is recommended that they do so if they deem it necessary.
The Canterbury Summer Theater, one of the oldest professional summer companies in the Midwest, is produced under the auspices of the Canterbury Guild, a non-profit arts organization, which also operates the Canterbury Winter Arts Series.