Zoning doesn't permit selling tickets, but there's a suggested $10 donation to help defray the theater's minimal expenses: a bit of printing, lighting, a few props, thrift-store costumes, renting a Porta-Potty. If anything is left over, it's divided among the actors.
Hejkal finds actors by word of mouth, Facebook, and annarborauditions.org. Last year they were all under twenty-one; this year, he says, he's "branching out, auditioning some older and non-college actors."
Carriage House's second season starts June 1 with Brilliant Traces about a runaway bride who shows up at the door of an Alaskan hermit, followed June 21 by The Joy Experiments, a play about loss, love, transformation, and Saturniidae moths (see Events). It continues in July with Sam Shepard's Buried Child and Office Hours, by 2010 Community High grad Griffin Johnson, then wraps up in August with J.M. Barrie's Mary Rose.
[Originally published in June, 2012.]