The 2021 CMU Summer Theatre Season - Live audiences return!

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We're pleased to announce a return to Bush Theatre performances to live audiences for Summer Theatre 2021!  Naturally, seating is limited and socially distanced, and masks will be required by all.  Tickets for Bush Theatre performances are available here. Additional performances at The Playhouse at White Lake and the Beaver Island BIC Center

 

Summer Theatre 2021 Productions

Special: Buy 1, Get 1 for the other play free!  (Offer only available by phone at 989-774-3045)

 

RED HERRING

  • Written by Michael Hollinger; Directed by Keeley Stanley- Bohn
  • Description: Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devises.  It's 1952:  America's on the verge of the H-Bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights.  Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the harbor – or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana.  A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
  • Bush Theatre Performances: Thursday and Saturday, June 17 & 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: online here or by phone at (989) 774-3045, and (if tickets remain available) at the door at Bush Theatre.   The Ticket Central office will not be selling tickets at their office this summer.

SYLVIA* 

  • Written by A. R. Gurney; Directed by Steve Berglund
  • Description: A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. "Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney's new comedy, SYLVIA…" —NY Times. "I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…" —NY Daily News. "Gurney's mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny…" —BackStage.  
  • *Includes mature language
  • Bush Theatre Performances: Friday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 20 at 2:00 pm
  • Tickets: online here or by phone at (989) 774-3045, and (if tickets remain available) at the door at Bush Theatre.   The Ticket Central office will not be selling tickets at their office this summer.

Bush Theatre Covid-19 Safety Protocol for Summer Theatre 2021

Our goal is to provide a safe experience for you, our students, staff,  and faculty.  Below is information about safely attending, requirements for patrons, and our preparations for your return.  State and University Guidelines are in a state of flux, and changes are possible.  Please check the CMU University Theatre web page for updates before coming to the show.  

Please stay home if any of the following are true. (If necessary, refunds will be processed promptly through CMU Ticket Central):

  1. You are currently experiencing symptoms of covid 19, or have experienced symptoms within the last 14 days, including shortness of breath, fever, cough, etc.
  2. You are under evaluation for Covid-19 (awaiting test results), or have recently been diagnosed with Covid-19. 
  3. You are unvaccinated and have been in close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having Covid-19.

 

ALL patrons must practice social distancing and wear masks at all times, including those who have been vaccinated, unless they qualify for an exception approved by MIOSHA/Michigan requirements (aged under two, or unable to medically tolerate a face mask). 


We will provide hand sanitizer and social distancing spacing guides in appropriate areas. 

Please sit in your assigned seats and follow social distancing guidelines leaving 6 ft of space between yourself and other groups at all times, including during intermission and before and after each performance.