It is said that art imitates life. That phrase couldn’t hold truer than for a play like Bird...The actors are extremely well cast. Johnson’s portrayal of a disabled person is thoughtful, and is played with no clichés. He’s an extremely gifted actor who will have you believing...
— Tanya Gazdik, EncoreMichigan

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By Kristin andrea hanratty

Friday, April 21, 2017 – Sunday, May 7, 2017

Puzzle Piece Theatre

Inspired by true events, a grandmother becomes suspicious when her grandson strikes up an unlikely friendship with a local businessman who has recently arrived in the neighborhood. A challenging exploration of social and cultural differences, human exploitation and crimes of opportunity set close to home in a city just like Detroit. What happens to people when good motives get caught up in bad circumstances?  Puzzle Piece presents the WORLD PREMIERE of BIRD by MICHIGAN-BASED playwright, Kristin Andrea Hanratty.

Directed by D.B. SCHROEDER

Stage Manager: 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 advance reservation.

Bird is a taut piece of dramatic theatre that offers thought-provoking and intelligent entertainment. Nicely realized in this Puzzle Piece production, it’s got a superb cast and features an exceptional performance by Dan Johnson.
— Daniel Skora, it's All Theatre

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Dan Johnson stars as DD in World Premiere of Bird at Puzzle Piece Theatre.

Dan Johnson stars as DD in World Premiere of Bird at Puzzle Piece Theatre.

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