The Croswell Opera House in Adrian will inaugurate its new studio theater space this weekend when “The Family Digs,” a new play by local author Terry Hissong, has its premiere.
The play, directed by Doug Miller, is a two-act comedy featuring a world-renowned archaeologist and his two adult children. It is set in a two-bedroom apartment where family squabbles unfold against the backdrop of what could be the greatest archaeological discovery of all time.
Peter Stewart plays the father, Dr. Charles Edwards, with Meg McNamee as his long-suffering daughter, Eve, and Jonathan Stelzer as his New Age-aficionado son, Robert, who insists on being called Sunshine. Emily Allshouse and Karen Miller play Sophia and Hannah, two of Eve’s co-workers.
The play will be the first fully staged production in the Croswell’s new James E. Van Doren Studio, which is located on the second floor of the theater at 129 E. Maumee St. in Adrian. It is being presented in collaboration with Westfall-Hissong Productions.
“The Family Digs” runs the weekends of Oct. 13-15 and Oct. 20-22, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. The play is recommended for ages 13 and up.