Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
The American Plan



By Richard Greenberg

Directed by Mark Colson

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00p.m.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 8:00p.m.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 8:00p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 8:00p.m.

A 1960s Catskill’s resort is the perfect setting for Lili to tell her “tales” in order to survive her overbearing mother.

(Appropriate for ages 13 and up)

From the Dramatists Play Service Website:
It is the Catskills, in the summer of 1960. Lili Adler is the troubled twenty-year-old daughter of a wealthy German-Jewish refugee. By the shore of a lake, she meets Nick Lockridge, a golden young man who looks to her as if "nothing ever happened to him." Over the summer, Lili comes to view Nick as her savior, and Nick's fondness for Lili grows; but to Eva, Lili's autocratic mother, Nick is an object of suspicion, and the romance that blossoms between him and Lili is an unfortunate condition that must be indulged before it can be obliterated. Eva knows she will find out something about Nick which will unmask his unworthiness. To find it, she patiently manipulates Nick's revelations about his past to prove him unfit for Lili. By play's end, time, past injuries, and the imperatives of history will conspire to bear out Eva's dictum that happiness exists "but it's for other people." 

The American Plan is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

All Performances are FREE to the public!!!