Be Here Now

A Michigan Premiere!

July 9 - August 9, 2020

Written by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Directed by Rob Roznowski

Tickets on sale June 16, 2020

We are sad to announce that we will have to cancel our production of BE HERE NOW. The current coronavirus pandemic makes public performances, and even rehearsals, unsafe. We hope to be able to bring this beautiful play to Michigan in a future season.

Bari’s always been a bit of an angry, depressed misanthrope. When she loses her job teaching nihilism in New York, and has to work a local dead-end job in her rural hometown, she spirals into despair. Suddenly, her recurring headaches manifest bizarre, ecstatic, almost religious experiences, and they’re changing her entire view of life. When she finds out the headaches are also killing her, she must decide whether it’s better to live a short, joyful life, or risk a lifetime of misery. And she must also ask herself… what’s it all for anyway? A wonderfully funny and heartwarming tale that asks the question “We know how life ends, so can’t we enjoy the beauty in now?” Contains adult language and content.

Please click here for a note about trigger warnings.


Sandra Birch

John Lepard

Gabrielle Mack

Suzi Regan

Scenic Designer: Aaron Delnay

Lighting Designer: Brian Scruggs

Sound Designer: Jason Painter Price

Costume Designer: Melanie Bond

Properties Designer: Michelle Raymond


Pay-What-You-Can: July 9
Previews: July 10-12
Official Opening Night: Friday, July 17
Military Matinee: July 18 at 3pm
Conversation Sunday: August 2