Schroeder has assembled a top notch cast of actors... For those who are able to remain attentive and perceptive to this wonderfully stimulating and passionate play, the rewards are great.
— Daniel Skora, It's All Theatre

Ambition Facing West


Friday, September 30, 2016 – Sunday, October 16, 2016

Puzzle Piece Theatre (map)

“The title, AMBITION FACING WEST, refers to the dreams of opportunity that have sent people westward throughout [The 20th] century. Using the far-flung path of one family as his frame, Clarvoe opens in turn-of-the-century Dalmatia, but swiftly slips back and forth between 1940s Wyoming, 1980s Japan and 1910 Croatia. Throughout the journey, we see the eternal pull between parents and children—the desire to hold them close struggling with the drive to offer them something better....   ...AMBITION FACING WEST resonates with impressive depth, and his words continue to ripple long after that moat water becomes quiet again.” 
Terry Byrne, Boston Herald


Directed by D.B. Schroeder
Stage Manager: Imani Sims

The Cast:
Linda Rabin Hammell
Laura Heikkinen
Joshua Daniel Palmer
Sergio Mautone
Tiaja Sabrie
Lindel Salow
Joseph Sfair

All performances take place at
Slipstream Theatre Initiative:
460 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220

Friday and Saturday, 8pm
Sunday matinees, 2pm
Tickets are $20 by advanced reservation.

The characters are well-developed, the dialogue beautifully written, and there is something with which every audience member can consider and identify.
— Tanya Gazdik, Encore Michigan