In what may well be considered a precursor to “Duck Dynasty,” playwright and actor Jeff Daniels of motion picture and television fame has penned an outrageous tale of clan rituals set in the northernmost region of the United States in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Theatre on the Square and Producing Director John Carver have partnered to present a revival of “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” re-assembling the original cast of the Buck Creek Players’ January 2013 production for the tale of the Soady clan, who reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s isolated and storied camp.
Thirty-five-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady in the history of the Soadys never to bag a buck. In a hunting story to beat all hunting stories, “Escanaba in da Moonlight” spins a hilarious tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the family record book.
There are only six chances to catch this romp on TOTS intimate Stage 2 beginning Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 8. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets are on sale now. Call TOTS Box Office at 685-TOTS (8687) or go online to www.tots.org and click on Ticket Online to purchase through TicketWeb.