Burying the Bones
13103 Woodrow Wilson
Detroit, Michigan 48238
Burying the Bones is a ghost story, of sorts. In post-Apartheid South Africa, Mae is haunted by apparitions of her husband, James, who has been missing for two years. Against the advice of her more politically active sister, Mae goes to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, hoping to learn what happened to James. While there, she must face the white policeman accused of killing James, and learns that the truth is more painful and complicated than she ever thought, and that history’s ghosts are not easily set to rest.
With the spirit of rebellion running rampant in the Mideast, fomenting in Europe and the United States and erupting in other parts of the globe Burying the Bones is timely, thought-provoking, scary and relevant. Terror, torture and righteousness dig at us deeply and the play raises the question, “When the dust of change settles will the winners and losers be able to “Bury the Bones?”
Resident Rep Company Member, Leah Smith, will make her Rep directing debut with the production of Burying The Bones. However, Repertory audiences know her very well for the many roles she has played on the Repertory stage. Just last season Leah portrayed the wife and professor in the highly acclaimed production about a Muslim poet, Forgiving John Lennon.
Leah has put together a richly variegated cast of stage veterans and newcomers. The veteran Lynch Travis was last seen on the Rep stage as Blue in Ceremonies in Dark Old Men. Lynch portrays Mae’s ghostly husband in Burying the Bones. Seth Amadei returns to the Rep stage as the white policeman accused of killing Mae’s husband. Seth was last seen on the Rep stage as the Gunney Sergeant in Defiance. Nelson Jones who was last seen on the Rep stage as Sterling Johnson in August Wilson’s Radio Golf portrays a witness and Madelyn Porter returns to the Rep stage after 20 years to portray Mae’s sister, Cassandra. Newcomer Monica Palmer portrays Mae and newcomers Terri Andrews and Nicole Haskins portray advocates.
Burying The Bones opens January 12th and runs every Thursday though Sunday until March 18, 2012. Saturday evening February 11, 2012 will feature the Repertory Board of Trustees Annual Red Night Fundraiser. Ticket prices for that event will be priced accordingly. All other tickets, fundraisers, Bargain Booklets, and Subscriptions will remain the most affordable for not-for-profit professional theatre in the Region.
General admission is $17 per ticket in advance and $20 at the door. The Rep’s “Anytime, Multi-use” Gold Double Subscription for two is the unmatched price of $100 and a Silver Single Subscription stays at $50. 10-ticket Bargain Booklets, Regular and Matinee are $110 and $100 respectively and still make great mini-fundraisers.
For tickets, fundraiser bookings and information call or visit the Rep Box office, 313•868•1347. Tickets can be purchased by phone using Visa or MasterCard. There is no surcharge.