The Renegade Theatre Festival is in its 12th year, and this time the party is being spread throughout the whole city of Lansing.!From August 17-19th, Old Town, Downtown Lansing, East-sideLansing, East Lansing, and Reo Town will be jam packed with theatrical performances of comedy and drama, spoken word, musical performances, and more; delivered by local professional, community, and college theatre groups, and independent artists.
MICA Gallery will host three events during the weekend. Performances of Boise, Idaho at 7pm and Power at 9pm on Thursday-Saturday. Originally scripted by Sean Michael Welch, the comedy Boise, Idaho follows a narrator chronicling a love story in Paris, France before they expose his existence. Power is a play by the winner of Renegade N.O.W. contest winner Kate Danley. The USA today best-selling author’s dynamic piece features audience members being thrust into the play after fishing for their relationship status from a hat. These two exciting performances are sure to engage seasoned and casual performance arts fans alike and MICA Gallery is the best place to view them.
On Saturday, from 9:30am-6:30pm, a teen focused workshop led professional actor and educator Rico Bruce Wade will take place in which he will challenge teens who sign up to create and perform their own one act play in a single day! The workshop is free and open to Highschool students and the performance starts at 5pm, so if you’re a teen or know a teen, make sure to either come out or sign them up!
Whether you’re a theatre aficionado, new to the world of performance arts or are looking for something to get into for the weekend in Lansing, stop MICA Gallery to view these performances. Free admission to all! Feel free to check out more events in the city and find a Renegade Theatre Festival performance near you. See the full schedule below, and view event information the official 2017 Renegade Theatre Festival website.