THE MICHIGAN PREMIERE OF THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE — OPENS OCTOBER 6, 2017
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF BIRD — CLOSED MAY 7, 2017
LEMON SKY CLOSED FEBRUARY 19, 2017 to another sold-out audience. Many new people have REIMAGINED stories they relate to, and some became fully aware of the power and specialty of live performance. Theatre is a spirit, and we want to share its spirit with more and more people.
Season 4 contains three pieces close to home; themes and interactions of family. AMBITION FACING WEST by Anthony Clarvoe, LEMON SKY by Lanford Wilson, and BIRD by Kristin Andrea Hanratty are three powerful family dramas brought to you specifically by Puzzle Piece Theatre this season. Stories that fit for every generation.
What better way to get involved than to support and engage in live theatrical spirit? Come join us and also Slipstream Theatre Initiative as we both continue to grow! With one common goal: To help our community in REINVENTING all there is to reinvent in our precious world.
Come see why people say things like....."...something special, worthwhile and lasting."
A few pieces of the puzzle that we continue to build…
Keep watching us. We begin something new every day.
Puzzle Piece Theatre serves the community
through storytelling that REIMAGINEs
what is possible in live performance.
Your point of view is the only one that matters.
In theatre, a group of artists come together to tell a story.
Their vision has a unified perspective.
The meaning of this work is the impression
it leaves on you, the audience member.
No two people will take in one of our productions
and agree fully on its meaning—that is what inspires us.
Our artists put the pieces into place through
our unique way of storytelling.
Only you can interpret the final image and what it means to you.
We're all part of the same big amazing puzzle!
WE BEGIN OUR FIFTH SEASON STARTING THIS OCTOBER!
Lemon Sky – February 2017
Cast makes “Lemon Sky” a perfect fit in Puzzle Piece’s family theme, Terry Jacoby, For Digital First Media, Oakland Press
“Lemon Sky” at Puzzle Piece Reflects Soured Relationships, Daniel Skora, it's All Theatre
Puzzle Piece does Wilson’s ‘Lemon Sky’ in Ferndale, Martin F. Cohn, EncoreMichigan
Ambition Facing West – October 2016
Puzzle Piece’s “Ambition Facing West” plays out the struggle across generations, Tanya Gazdik, Encore Michigan
Ambitions Point West at Puzzle Piece Theatre, Daniel Skora, It's All Theatre
Agnes of God – April 2016
A Puzzling Sister Agnes at the Puzzle Piece, Daniel Skora, it's All Theatre
Puzzle Piece Theatre stages stirring revival of 'Agnes of God', The Examiner
“Agnes of God” explores miracles and madness at Puzzle Piece, Encore Michigan
Rossum's Universal Robots – February 2016
All of a Piece: Puzzle Piece Theatre brings fresh, bold, and provocative theater to Ferndale in intimate, hand-crafted productions., Ferndale Friends
R.U.R., a vintage play with great relevance today from Puzzle Piece – Martin F. Kohn, EncoreMichigan
Puzzle Piece Theatre works wonders with 'Robots' – John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
Patty Nolan, The Examiner
Robots Overrun Puzzle Piece Theatre – Daniel Skora, It's All Theatre
Donald V. Calamia, The Cranky Critic
The Glass Menagerie – March 2014
Puzzle Piece captures heartache of 'Glass Menagerie' - Detroit Free Press
Exploring poetic form in Tennessee Williams' classic play - Encore Michigan
“The Glass Menagerie” sparkles and fades in the Abreact Performance Space - Knight Arts
White People – October 2014
White People offers uneasy view of race - Detroit Free Press
Puzzle Piece Provides Provocative Probe of Prejudice - Pride Source
Small Hours Serenade – April 2014
New play is 'a riddle, wrapped in a mystery,' inside The Box - Encore Michigan
WDET STAR: Puzzle Piece Theatre's Sweet Serenade - WDET
Exclusive interview with ‘Small Hours Serenade’ playwright Laura Heikkinen -Theatre Examiner
The Wayfarer – November 2013
Puzzle Piece experiments with symbolist psycodrama 'The Wayfarer' - Encore Michigan
Cell Phone Shakespeare – April 2013
Puzzle Piece Theatre Spring 2013 Update - Knight Arts
Puzzle Piece Theatre puts Shakespeare on the Phone - Detroit Theatre Examiner
Show and Tell – February 2013
Piecing together the relics of tragedy - Encore Michigan
D.B. Schroeder: New Theater, New Director, New to Detroit - The Craig Fahle Show WDET
An explosion devastates a school in timely drama 'Show and Tell' - Detroit Free Press
Encore LIVE! - The puzzle comes together with 'Show and Tell' - Encore Michigan
Puzzle Piece Theatre debuts Anthony Clarvoe’s “Show and Tell” - Knight Arts
Puzzle Piece Theatre bursts onto the scene with timely Michigan premiere - Encore Michigan
In My Humble Opinion 16: A dad, at a loss, slogs forward - Encore Michigan
What’s your Piece?
What’s your Piece?
Reach out and let us know which piece fits you, and why.