May 28 – July 4, 2021
Fall in love with Marvin and Marge as they celebrate their wedding anniversary by acting out every love story ever told (plus a sword fight!).
Meet the Cast and Crew!
Ryan Ernst (Marvin) is back for his fourth show with Open Book (previously seen in Wiley and the Hairy Man, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and last summer’s 2020: The Year They Cancelled Everything) and is thrilled to be a part of another great production. He can also be seen on stages around southeast Michigan and behind the scenes as director of production with Slipstream Theatre Initiative. “Thanks for supporting local theatre!”
Sean Paraventi (Playwright) has worked with Open Book in as an actor, playwright, improviser and usher. He was part of Open Book’s first production (Sylvia), he was there opening night in the current space when the women’s bathroom exploded (Peter and the Starcatcher), he was there when Covid kicked us outside (2020, The Year They Cancelled Everything), he was there when we moved online (Zooming With God), and he plans on sticking around until Krista throws him out.
Krista Schafer Ewbank (Director, Costumes, and Props) is the founding Artistic Director of Open Book. She loves having an artistic home and providing a place for other artists to work and play, and has been particularly proud of keeping live performance going in new ways during a global pandemic. Krista received Wilde Awards for her direction of The Watson Intelligence and her performance in Emilie, and was previously nominated for her performance in Boy Gets Girl as well as for her direction of Peter and the Starcatcher. A native Michigander, Krista holds a degree in theatre from Northwestern University and has worked in theatres across the country acting, teaching, and directing.
Maria Tejada (Production Manager) is a professional stage manager who has worked with several Michigan theatres including Water Works, Planet Ant, Roustabout and six years at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC even traveling to Macao, China with the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Maria graduated from Grand Valley State University with degrees in Theater and Spanish. While Covid has challenged her to think outside the black box, she is so grateful for the opportunity to travel to people’s backyards, parks, and computer screens to connect through art.