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The Stagecrafters present Next Fall

Theatre lovers craving a play with deep dialogue, one-line zingers and heartfelt emotions need to experience Geoffrey Nauffts’ Next Fall. Jamie Richards of Birmingham (Adam), left, and Bailey Boudreau of Ferndale (Luke) portray unlikely lovers who discove
Lance Luce

The Stagecrafters will take on a political and emotional subject with their production of Next Fall.

Next Fall runs October 12th through 21st on 2nd Stage at the Baldwin Theatre, in downtown Royal Oak. Variety Magazine calls Geoffrey Nauffts’ critically-acclaimed play Next Fall, “A potent piece of political theatre.”

Luke (Bailey Boudreau of Ferndale) is an aspiring, young actor living in Manhattan who struggles to balance his gay lifestyle with deeply in-grained Christian beliefs. He believes being gay is a sin. Adam (Jamie Richards of Birmingham) is a middle-aged teacher who is a bit of a hypochondriac and agnostic. When the two meet at a party, there is an instant spark, they become lovers, and the unlikely relationship develops.

Jerry Haines of Berkley chose to direct Next Fall for the creative script and smart content. “I like the way the story challenges thinking. Not to mention that in this time of civil unrest for GLBT people, as they fight for equal rights, this story looks at the love of two people in a climate where expressing that love is looked down upon,” said Haines. Haines defines the play as a “layered work of art.” He points out, “Every character struggles with his or her identity and what it means to "be."

Advance tickets for performances are $14 per person. Students enjoy half-price tickets on Thursday, October 18. Stagecrafters rated this production as PG-13. Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 248-541-6430 using Visa or MasterCard. All seats are reserved. If shows have not sold out, tickets can be purchased at the box office one hour prior to the performance for an additional $2.00 per ticket.

Show dates and times follow:
Friday, October 12 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 13 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 14 2:00 pm

Thursday, October 18 8:00 pm*

Friday, October 19 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 20 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 21 2:00 pm

*Half-Price Student Night


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