Northern Michigan University’s theater program will present Where a Certain Future, a historical drama by NMU alumnus James Howard Carr that focuses on events throughout Nazi-occupied Europe on Nov. 9, 1938. Kristallnacht, or “The Night of the Broken Glass,” is one of the first manifestations of the Holocaust for a Jewish family in Austria. The story portrays two generations in conflict over whether or not to flee Europe to the safety of the United States. New York City-based director and actor Michael Blatt will guest direct the production.
Carr is an award-winning playwright and author of the children's book, Will My Daddy Ever Work Again?, and the young reader's novel, The Beverly Hills Monster. He has also written numerous screenplays, film treatments, television sitcom and drama proposals, and short stories. Carr developed a children's educational science story series, entitled, Have You Ever? He occasionally acts onstage or in music videos, films and TV series, portraying unusual characters.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-8 and 13-15 and 1 p.m. Oct. 8-9 and 15 in the Panowski Black Box Theatre. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and $5 for NMU students. They are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets or at nmu.edu/tickets.