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Escanaba in Da Moonlight

By Jeff Daniels. Directed by Argo Thompson

A hunting story to beat all hunting stories.

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35 year-old Ruby brings with her the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, Escanaba In Da Moonlight spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror, and heart as she goes to any and all lengths to remove herself from the wrong end of the record book

Note: Escanaba in da Moonlight is a special event at Left Edge Theatre and is not included in the season subscription package.

Nov 22 - Dec 15, 2019 

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        22    23    24

         29    30     1

5       6      7      8

12     13     14     15

Th, Fr & Sa at 8pm. Su at 2pm.

(no show on Thanksgiving)


Alberta: Sandra Ish
Ruby: Paige Picard
Remy: Chandler Parrott-Thomas
The Jimmers: Kimberly Kalember*
Ranger Tanya: Rosie Frater
Wolf Moon Dance: Anabel Pimentel


Director: Argo Thompson

Set Designer: Argo Thompson

Lighting Designer: April George

Sound Designer: Joe Winkler

Costume Designer: Sandra Ish

Stage Manager: Jeff Basham

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

* Member of Actors' Equity Association.  Left Edge Theatre is an Equity-approved company. 


The Cast & Crew


Jeff Daniels has been a professional actor for more than twenty-five years. He is the founder of The Purple Rose Theatre Company, as well as co-founder of the Michigan-based Purple Rose Films. Jeff has written nine plays for the PRTC: SHOE MAN, THE TROPICAL PICKLE, THY KINGDOM'S COMING, ACROSS THE WAY (a 2002 finalist for the American Theatre Critics Association National Award for Best New Play), NORMA & WANDA, THE VAST DIFFERENCE, ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT, APARTMENT 3A, and BOOM TOWN.  Jeff wrote, acted, and directed the Purple Rose Films' version of ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT and SUPER SUCKER (awarded Best Comedy at the 2001 U.S. Comedy Film Festival in Aspen, CO).

—  Jeff Daniels

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