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"Good Enough" by Cara Beth Heath, MFA
Fri, Apr 21, 2017, 7:30 PM – Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 9:30 PM EDT
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
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.