'Campfire' Opens at The Ringwald Theatre

FERNDALE -- Prolific Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier's newest play, Campfire, has opened at The Ringwald Theatre for it's tenth season. This horrifying play tells the story of Marcus Carver who has brought his niece and nephew back home, one year after the death of his brother, their father. In the woods behind his farm, around a campfire, the Carvers will tell stories as they have for many generations. But a stranger has entered the dimly-lit circle. Their tales take on a darker tone as the night grows long, and family secrets draw the stranger closer to the Carvers. But these secrets come with a dangerous price.

Campfire plays through Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees. Ticket prices are $20 for Friday and Saturday performances, $15 for Sunday shows, and Monday nights are half off the original ticket price at $10.

Zettelmaier's plays have been seen on many Michigan stages including Salvage at Planet Ant, Invasive Species at Tipping Point Theatre, The Scullery Maid at Jewish Ensemble Theatre, It Came From Mars at Performance Network, and this season's Pulp at Williamston Theatre. Ringwald artistic director Joe Bailey said, "We are thrilled to be opening our milestone season with this terrifically scary play--just in time for Halloween--from this amazing Michigan playwright."

Brandy Joe Plambeck directs a cast that includes Eric Eilersen, Julia Garlotte, Allison Megroet, and Joel Mitchell. Set design is by Jennifer Maiseloff, costume design is by Vince Kelley and sound and lighting design is by Plambeck. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheRingwald.com or at the theatre box office. The Ringwald's box office at 22742 Woodward Ave. opens 45 minutes before performances and tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card. For more information, call 248-545-5545.

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