​​​​​​​We're pleased to present our CMU Summer Theatre 2018 line-up!   This year we'll be presenting two wonderful comedies by playwright Norm Foster at the Beaver Island BIC Centre Theatre and our own Bush Theatre.  Both plays will also be presented in September to kick off the 2018-2019 University Theatre season.   

Each February, students audition/interview for the privilege of participating in our annual summer theatre company.  Ultimately, 10-13 students are selected and assigned to fulfill the many roles required for a touring production series, ranging from technical positions and promotions to acting roles and stage management.  Many alumni reflect on CMU Summer Theatre as one of their most valuable educational experiences.  

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The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
Written by Norm Foster and directed by Steve Berglund
Investment banker James Bell gets stuck in the sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual fishing derby.  A quirky comedy complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack.  (includes mild mature content)

  • Bush Theatre: 
    • 7:30 p.m.: Friday, June 22, Thursday July 12 and Saturday, July 14
    • 2:00 p.m.: Sunday, June 24
    • Tickets available now through CMU Ticket Central (see below)
  • Beaver Island Community Center Theatre:

Self-Help
Written by Norm Foster and directed by Elaine Daugherty
A first-rate comedy from internationally renowned playwright, Norm Foster, in which a married pair of second-rate theatre actors cast themselves as nationally renowned self-help gurus. Their lives unravel in a farce as they try to conceal a body and hold on to their falsely won fame. (Includes mature content)

  • Bush Theatre: 
    • 7:30 p.m.: Thursday, June 21, Saturday, June 23, and Friday, July 13
    • 2:00 p.m.: Sunday, July 15
    • Tickets available now through CMU Ticket Central (see below)
  • Beaver Island Community Center Theatre:

Ticketing and additional information 

  • Bush Theatre (CMU Ticket Central): Online, (989) 774-3045, or in person at the CMU Events Center
  • Beaver Island Community Center Theatre: by phone at (231) 448-2022 or in person (Additional information is available online here.)

For more information, please contact:

Steve Berglund, Director of University Theatre
Phone: (989) 774-3961 or Email:  bergl1s@cmich.edu​​​​