"Basheret": Local playwright's new work on soul mates gets to the heart of friendship
New play on soul mates opens this week in Ferndale
12:54 PM, Aug 8, 2013
11:00 PM, Aug 25, 2013
FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) - "Basheret" is the Hebrew word for soul mate. A new play by local playwright Bailey Boudreau explores the nature of a soul mate. Do we have just one? Is it limited to romantic relationships only? Or can the group of friends we create for ourselves all be a form of a soul mate?
WickedGreen Productions will premiere this new play in a
two day only benefit August 30th and31st, 2013 at Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale, Michigan. Proceeds will go to both Affirmations and The Kyle Holton Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wayne State University. This is a limited engagement charity event.
The play follows Benny (Bailey Boudreau), a working actor struggling with some deep inner demons on the day his show opens. He chooses to spend the day with his closest female friends, a world of characters who color the piece with their unique quirks and friendships.
Boudreau says he uses a a series of "out of sequence, one on one scenes" to take audiences on a "journey of laughter and tears." He says his mission is to make you think about your own relationship, by touching the very heart of what friendship means. .
He also notes that
Basheret "forces us to look into ourselves and face the things that may be holding us back from being the best we can be."
Performances are Friday, August 30th and Saturday, August 31st at 7pm.
Where: Affirmations Community Center, 290 W. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale Michigan,
Tickets: $15 with the option to leave additional donations if desired. Tickets are available at the door or can be reserved by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 248.298.9617.
Benny: Bailey Boudreau
Lily: Jaclynn Cherry
Krys: Zee Bricker
Sam: Meredith Deighton
Leigh: Tara Tomcsik
Raina: Rebecca Concepcion
Alex: Rachel Biber
Written and directed by Bailey Boudreau.
Original music by Broadway's Brooke Sunny Moriber.
Affirmations is an LGBT center in the Ferndale community offering numerous services and facilities for youth and adults alike.
The Kyle Holton Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wayne State offers a talent based scholarship to a new student each year, as long as there are funds in the account.