Theater Opportunity: Central Michigan University.

Greetings from CMU University Theatre:

You are invited to this year’s terrific Theatre for Young Audiences production: The Chicago Gypsies – written by V. Glasgow Koste.

The year is 1931 during the height of the Great Depression and the poorest people in the world are actors! The Dover family has traveled from Chicago to perform in Dodge City, Iowa, for the holidays, but the play closes unexpectedly because of a lack of attendance. The Dover’s have no money to return home and so they are forced to remain in Iowa, to find work and their daughter, 10-year old Charley, the youngest actress in the company, has to attend school! This heart warming and funny story is told through Charley’s eyes with humor and insight. “If you’re a gypsy, you carry your home inside you.”


* Who: Students 4th grade and up
* Where: CMU’s Bush Theatre in Moore Hall, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
* When: 10:00am, Wednesday through Friday, February 24, 25 & 26, 2010
* Play info: Nancy Eddy- Director – (989) 774-2061 or
* Tickets: Advance ticket purchase is required
o Seats are available on a first come, first served basis
o Cost: $3.00 per student – one free escort ticket with every 15 purchased
o Available by phone at: (888) 268-0111 or (989) 774-3000
* Website: CMU – Theatre for Young Audiences Web Site
* Items of interest:
o Maps, driving directions, volunteer greeters and ushers, and an emergency contact number for information while you travel will be provided for your convenience
o Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes with a 10 minute intermission
o Talkback: After each performance there will be a 15-20 minute question and answer session with the director and the cast
o Study Guide: A complimentary study guide will be available on the Theatre for Young Audiences web site

Please feel free to share this information with any teacher who may have interest. We look forward to seeing you here!

Jim Hickerson
Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach
Central Michigan University – College of Communications and Dramatic Arts – Theatre, Interpretation & Dance
Phone: (989) 774-3874 – Fax: (989) 774-2498 – Office: 144 Moore Hall
Mail to: CMU, Moore 333, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859

Note: due to the rising cost of transportation, many schools are becoming very creative in order to continue to participate in off-campus activities. Some schools are asking parents to volunteer to drive groups and others are working with parents to assist in paying for buses. Some have discussed partnering with another nearby school in order to share the expenses. If you anticipate an issue with transportation costs, please contact me at your earliest convenience to see if additional opportunities exist.

Produced by special arrangement with the DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.