Experiencing A Gem In The City Of Marshall
One thing we are lucky to have in this area of Michigan is many places to see great theater. I recently had the chance to experience once again a gem that is The Great Escape Stage Company in Marshall.
I never knew this place really existed until a few years ago when my wife asked me if I would go with her to see a play featuring a co-worker of hers. I agreed and we got to experience this little theater which is next to Schuler's in Marshall. The show we saw then was called "Grey Gardens" which surprisingly I enjoyed.
This theater is not an ordinary theater as it is very intimate and you actually enter from a small door on the side of the building. I think the small space actually adds to the experience of the show.
My Wife and I recently went to another show of their's this time it was a classic called, "Arsenic and Old Lace". I have heard the name from the film that was actually based on this play. I have never seen the film or the play so didn't really know what to expect.
It is a black comedy and My Wife and I experienced it on Halloween, which fit into the day as It involved murder, a mad criminal, a guy who thought he was Teddy Roosevelt and a proposal among the chaos.
It was a fun show that if I had only one thing bad to say about it was it was pretty long (almost 3 hours long). Great job by the cast. I may actually seek out the film version of this show.
It is a cool little theater that I hope to check out again. Get more details on the theater and their upcoming schedule here.