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Anatomy of Gray Presented by Michigan Tech Theatre

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Friday, November 17, 2023, 7:30 pm

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“Powerful and poignant... as thought-provoking and touching as it was humorous and charming.”  – Rick Wyman, Lyric Arts

When her father dies, a girl from the small Indiana town of Gray prays for a healer so that no one will ever suffer again. The next thing she knows, a man claiming to be a doctor blows into town in a hot air balloon. But can this “doctor” keep illness at bay? Michigan Tech Theatre invites you on an extraordinary journey through the murky waters of love, loss, and healing in the 19th century with Anatomy of Gray, written by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by Patricia Helsel.

CONTENT WARNING | This production includes the presence of strobing lights, prop firearms, and contains mention of topics that may be distressing to some individuals, including but not limited to: pregnancy, abortion, drowning, and death.

PRESENTER | Michigan Tech Theatre
VENUE | McArdle Theatre
DURATION | approx. 90 min. and an intermission
TICKETS | Pay As You're Able ($15 Full Ticket Fee) What is this?
SEATING | General Admission


Michigan Tech Theatre creates entertainment events for the Keweenaw, sharing the creative and scholarly work of students and faculty from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

Patricia Helsel, Director, is a Professor of Theatre and head of Theatre and Electronic Media Performance at Michigan Tech. Patricia has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting and Directing from Minnesota State University - Mankato, and a B.A. degree in Theatre and Music, from Elmira College. Patricia has taught Acting, Voice, Dialects, Musical Theatre, Introduction to Theatre, Public Speaking, and Oral Interpretation at Utah State University, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, Northwestern State University, and The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Her professional work includes directing and performance (stage, radio, T.V.). She served as the Artistic Director for the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Director and Youth Program Coordinator for Robidoux Resident Theatre, Guest Director for Okoboji Summer Theatre, Director for Northern Utah Theatre Society, and Director/Educator for the Unicorn Children's Theatre.


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Print and Digital Programs

Digital Program
The full program will be available online at least one day in advance for all devices and is compatible with most screen readers. 

Limited Print Program
Print programs containing limited show information will be available at the door.

Large-Print Program
A large-print version of the limited print program is available in advance online. A limited quantity is printed and available at the Rozsa Box Office.

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