Girlfriend by Spinning Tree Theatre

January 24, 2020 all-day
Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212
Spinning Tree Theatre
Girlfriend by Spinning Tree Theatre @ Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center | Overland Park | Kansas | United States

Kansas City premiere of musical by Todd Almond (Book) and Matthew Sweet (Music & Lyrics)
Based on Matthew Sweet’s 1991 rock album of the same name
Directed by Michael Grayman-Parkhurst
Music direction by Pamela Baskin-Watson
Featuring Dakotta Hagar and Jeremy Ragland

Girlfriend is set in 1993 small-town Nebraska during the summer between high school and whatever comes next. College-bound jock Mike and self-assured but aimless Will find themselves drawn to each other. Their rush of first-time love, full of excitement, confusion and passion, is captured by the power-pop precision and frayed guitar emotion of Matthew Sweet’s alternative rock album “Girlfriend.”

ASL Shadow Interpreted performances of Girlfriend will be offered January 29 – February 2. Nationally certified interpreters Lisa Lehnen and Juliana Ladd will perform all five performances that week. Shadow interpreting, in which interpreters “shadow” the actors, allows D/deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons the ability to take in both the sign language and the action simultaneously and offers a more seamless experience for the entire audience.

Full Performance Schedule:
January 24 – February 9
Wed-Sat at 7:30pm
Sun at 2:00pm