RRCA presents Jeff Daniels’ ‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight’

MANISTEE — The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) partners with veteran director Dr. Rick Plummer to produce “Escanaba in Da Moonlight.” A “laugh-out-loud” and “a super Yooper comedy,” Escanaba is a show you won’t want to miss.

One weekend only, the show will take place at the RRCA from April 26–29.

“Rick directed it years ago at West Shore Community College. We had such a blast putting together ‘A Tuneful Christmas Carol’ at the RRCA, the community took to his production and I’m sure they will get a kick out of this one,” said Xavier Verna, executive director of the RRCA.

Auditions are being held at the RRCA at 7 p.m. on March 2 and at 2 p.m. on March 3. Those interested in auditions should contact Laura Ortiz, RRCA’s administrative assistant, at (231) 398-9770 to secure your audition spot.

Escanaba in Da Moonlight is written by actor Jeff Daniels and was premiered at the Purple Rose theatre in Chelsea, in 1995. The play is set in the present, with flashbacks to 1989, and located somewhere deep in the woods north of Escanaba in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

“This is hands down one of the funniest plays ever written. Audiences howl with laughter at the ‘Up North’ shenanigans of some of the wackiest ‘Yoopers’ you’ll ever encounter,” said director Rick Plummer. “Escanaba is side-splittingly sophomoric and, ‘Holy Wha’– is it ever a scream for adults with a taste for slightly risqué yet riotous humor.”

This show is not recommended for young audiences.

The RRCA is focused on optimizing an irreplaceable regional center for cultural, educational and social activities through programming excellence, fiscal stability, strong community partnerships and committed volunteers.


Posted by Ashlyn Korienek

Ashlyn is the cops & courts and city reporter for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach her at (231) 398-3109 or akorienek@pioneergroup.com

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