Holland Civic Theatre is please work with local playwrite Max Bush to perform What Remains, his most recent play. Mr. Bush along with director, Kelly Herremans are working with a cast of young actors and actresses as they refine this yet unpublished script. This is a rare opportunity for the actors to participate in the development of a script along with the actual playwrite. The actors take an active role as Mr. Bush watches his words come alive.
What Remains, written specifically for teenage actors, explores the significant decisions many adolescents face at the end of their high school years. Maggie is a talented young artist who is just a couple months away from graduating high school. As the summer swiftly approaches, she finds herself agonizing over some serious life decisions. What is the right path for her future? Will she find the courage to pursue her artistic passion? Or should she do the sensible thing and go to college? As Maggie struggles with looking into her future, she meets Cliona, a 78 year old woman who has little time in life left. Maggies’ struggle mirrors those that Cliona confronted 60 years before. An unlikely friendship blossoms and each one helps the other to discover something about themselves they never would have found on their own.
With over 30 plays and books in publication, Max Bush is among the most prolific playwrights writing for young audiences today. Much of Mr. Bush’s work probes subconscious fears and drives. Questions of identity and reality also weave through his plays. Mr. Bush has received awards from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education as well as the National Playwriting Completion at IUPUI. The play was recently performed in Carbondale Community High School. It will also have a reading in Utah as part of an American Alliance of Theatre and Education program for play development and it will receive a final production in Cleveland next October.
What Remains shows Feb 27 & 28, March 1, 6, 7, 8 at Holland Civic Theatre, 50 W 8th Street, Holland MI. Currently, tickets available on line. Tickets available at the HCT box office begining February 24. Tickets are $12. (Special pricing available at the box office for HCT members of $10 each.)