April 15, 2021



The Auburn Area Community Theatre presents “Kalamazoo,” by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger, and “Check, Please!” by Jonathan Rand.

In “Kalamazoo,” Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. But when these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, “Kalamazoo” is a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young.

And as a bonus feature, AACT will present one of the most-produced American one-act plays of 2019-2020, as a companion to “Kalamazoo!” In “Check, Please!,” dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac or your grandmother’s bridge partner or a mime. “Check, Please!” follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse — until they do.

This mix of new and seasoned performers is sure to delight audiences aged 13 and up as the cast of both shows represent a variety of age ranges themselves. “Kalamazoo” is under the direction of Tricia Oliver, while “Check, Please!” will be directed by AACT’s very own Terry Kelly.

Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 E. Drake Ave. in Auburn May 6-8 at 7 p.m., and May 9 at 2 p.m. Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with a brief intermission between the plays.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 334-246-1084 or visit our ticket page for more information. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information. COVID protocols will be followed as recommended at the time of performances. Because of some brief adult situations and language, this event is not recommended for children under 13.