From the dentist’s office to the public swimming pool, the comedy of uncomfortable situations comes to the forefront in “Shrinking Violets and Towering Tiger Lilies,” a series of short plays by Tina Howe.
A staged reading of “Shrinking Violets” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian.
The event is a reading rather than a fully staged production. Croswell artistic director Jere Righter said this format allows the audience to experience theater in an unconventional way.
“You really get to focus on the words, the cleverness of the dialogue, all the wonderful awkwardness of the situations,” she said. “It’s different from the way we normally experience theater at the Croswell, and I think that’s something people will really enjoy.”
The director is Deveny Rosebrock and the cast consists of Jessica Adams, Wendy Bender, Diane DuRussel, Kayla Henry, Emily Ialacci, Franny Kromminga, Meg McNamee, Sarah Nowak, Ben Rosebrock and Bob Yoman.
The reading will take place in the Croswell’s art gallery during the city’s monthly Adrian First Fridays event downtown. There are no tickets, but a donation of $2 per person is suggested.
For more information, call 517-264-7469 or go to croswell.org/shrinkingviolets.