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"Good Enough" by Cara Beth Heath, MFA

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Bare Backstage Productions and Metallic Mannequin Company present Good Enough, an award-winning

play by Cara Beth Heath this April 21-29 at the Crawlspace Theatre Productions studio in the Park Trades

Center, Room 411B, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.


In Good Enough, Cara Beth Heath takes us back to a time where America was making war while the women of

Kalamazoo were making guitars. Following the journeys of six women, Good Enough takes an unyielding

look at these women's lives, loves, and the way they must live in a world at war with tension taught as

the strings of a Gibson guitar. These women must navigate their place in an ever-shifting landscape,

constantly wondering if history will remember their uniquie contribution to American music and the war effort.

While some would like to forget the details of our not-so-distant past, these women are kept alive by the music

that emanated from the instruments they crafted. Good Enough questions - what becomes of these women

when their work is taken from them? How do we cope with loss? What survives war? What becomes of the

music, relationships, legacy?


Performances are 7:30 pm on April 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, and 2 pm on Sunday, April 23rd.

Tickets for most shows are $15 general admission with $7 cash rush tickets at the door 15 minutes before

showtime. Exceptions: The performance on Thursday, April 27th is a $7 student performance (must show ID);

The performance on Sunday, April 23rd at 2 pm is pay-what-you-can at the door. (You may make a seat

reservation by emailing BareBackstage@gmail.com.


All performances will be presented at the Crawlspace Theatre Productions Studio in the Park Trades Center,

Room 411B, 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Tickets may be purchased at the door via cash, pending availability.


About the Playwright:​ Cara Beth Heath has an MFA in Playwriting from Western Michigan University and a BA

in Creative Writing from the College of Charleston. While in Kalamazoo for her MFA, she became a founding

member of the Metallic Mannequin Company, an independent theatre group dedicated to producing locally

developed art. She’s twice visited the Kennedy Center to study dramaturgy and once more for directing. She

has participated in Kalamazoo festivals for Theatre Kalamazoo and Activate Midwest. Her full-length plays

Caged Sister, The Breaking, and Good Enough have received productions and staged readings throughout

Michigan. She now lives in Chicago, IL and works with various theatre companies in development, season

selection, and dramaturgy.


About Bare Backstage Productions: ​BBP is a professional touring theater based in Kalamazoo, MI,

specializing in flexible, small scale shows that can be produced almost anywhere. www.barebackstage.com


About Metallic Mannequin Company: ​MM’s mission is to create home-grown theatre that, unflinching,

explores the human experience through innovative off the wall

theatricality. http://metallicmannequincompany.weebly.com/


Awards:

KCACTF Region 3 Full Length Play Award 2017

KCACTF NAPAT Finalist 2017

Unlike other KCACTF regions, Region III chooses a winner in order to honor the full-length play submissions

received every year. In addition to regional recognition, the winner receives a concert reading at the regional

festival and becomes a Finalist for the KCACTF NAPAT.


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