Caroline, or Change
Based on the Award Winning Production Written by Tony Kushner
Music and composition by Jeanine Tesori
June 3 – June 19th Tickets: $18-$35
GRAND RAPIDS CIVIC THEATRE
30 N Division Avenue, Grand Rapids MI 49503
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is a production that captures not only the most paramount moments in 1963; such as, The Civil Rights movement, JFK’s assassination, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, it divulges the human reaction to change. The ceaseless conflicted reaction to the change in country, social injustice, and family. With universal praise on and off Broadway, Civic Theatre has obtained performing rights to this profound musical. With the Award winning combination of playwright, Tony Kushner, and Music composer, Jeanine Tesori, the celebrated sensation will consume audiences and invoke thought.
Caroline Thibodeaux is a divorced single-mother to four children. She is the maid to Stuart Gellman, who has recently married a family friend, Rose Stopnick, after losing his wife. Stuart has a son, Noah, who is finding the transitions in his life a bit challenging has found a distraction in the maid, Caroline. The relationships take a turn when after promising all of the change found in Noah’s pockets to Caroline to teach him responsibility, Rose discovers $20 dollars of Noah’s bar mitzvah money is missing.
This play comes to us in a time where we must reflect upon past triumphs over such social injustices to further understand where we came from and where we are going as a nation.
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