Rehearsals are underway for the Artworks Intimate Theater production of “Originals,” The production is in cooperation with Samuels Production Company. Performances are Thursday, September 21; Friday, September 22; and Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 24 at 4 p.m.
Roseanne Shansky and Kelley Samuels-Good will perform the drama “You Owe Me;” Keith Bogucki and Jamie Samuels will perform the comedy “Love-a-Date;” and Justin Gray and Jim Samuels will perform “What Was the Point Again?,” a short drama about a young man’s encounter with a homeless Vietnam vet at the wall.
The show is dedicated to the memory of Al Aikin, an extraordinary actor and man who died mid-August. The performances will also feature a video of Al’s masterful performance of “The Objects in the Mirror are Closer than They Appear,” recorded at the Veterans Day Concert at Ferris State University in 2015. It is a moving piece about a Korean War veteran who has an emotional meltdown at the Korean War Memorial and is rescued by other veterans. Al served in the military during the Korean War.
Tickets are $12 and are available at The Painted Turtle Gift Shop and Gallery or online at Eventbrite.