KALAMAZOO, MI December 06, 2017 Queer Theatre Kalamazoo ( QTK ) continues its season into 2018 with The Days are Shorter by Corinne J. Kawecki. The Days are Shorter will run Jan. 11-14, 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Produced by Laura Kay Henderson and Directed by Sarah E. MacLean, the production stars Shannon Fleckenstein, Ellen Bennett, Katie Houston, and Paris Rutter. The Days Are Shorter was a finalist in the LezPlay Contest for Pride Films and Plays, Chicago 2016. In 2013, it received a table reading with Modofac Productions ( Chicago ). The Days Are Shorter was a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Theater Center's 2012 National Playwrights Conference. In 2011, it received a staged reading at Chicago Dramatists.
In the story, Julia believes that the answer to all of her problems is youth. She's tried various ways to recapture her youth but her 53 years continue to dog her steps. After many sleepless days and nights, she feels herself being slowly consumed by age and madness.
Magic is inherent in The Days Are Shorter, from Treat's magic act to Julia's creation of a magical life in order to find out who really needs her love.
About the Author:
Corinne J. Kawecki's plays include the following one acts which have been produced across the country: Cape Cod Mourning, A Bridge to Something, The Moon, the Lake and Fire, Demons and Monsters, Lesbian Nightmare, The Interview, and Serious. The Whole Shebang was selected for the Concurrent Play Lab at the Great Plains Theatre Conference. Short Expanse, full-length, was a Finalist in the Great Gay Play Contest ( Chicago ) in 2011. Her full-length plays The Days Are Shorter, Free Radicals and Civil Wars were semi-finalists for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2012, 2013 and 2017 respectively.
The Days Are Shorter was a Finalist in the LezPlay Festival at Pride Films and Plays, Chicago, in 2016. Corinne was inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame in 1997 for her work on behalf of the community.
Corinne is currently developing her newest full-length play, Ties that Bind. She is a member of the Writers Network at Pride Films and Plays, Chicago and a Member of the Dramatists Guild.
The play will run January 11-14, 2018. Opening time for Jan. 11 is 7:30 pm; Jan. 12 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 13 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 14 2 p.m..
Tickets for Jan 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and Jan 14 @ 2 p.m. are $15 general admission, $10 students/seniors; Jan 13 at 2 p.m. will be pay-what-you-can admission. Tickets may be purchased through the company website www.qtkalamazoo.com . Tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited.
Performances will be at First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo, 345 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.
Lot and street parking are available. The venue is handicap accessible.
About Queer Theatre Kalamazoo
Queer Theatre Kalamazoo ( QTK ) strives to produce entertainment with a positive connection to the LGBT community. We believe in the power of theatre to spur imagination, discussion, discovery and acceptance. A non-profit organization, QTK has been producing Equality Entertainment since 2013. For more information, visit www.qtkalamazoo.com .