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Chicken & Biscuits

by Douglas Lyons

"A brilliant script that’s fresh, relatable and laugh-out-loud funny…CHICKEN & BISCUITS is more than just a church service. It is a much-needed therapy session, a portrait of Black joy, love and laughter…This play is both a Hallelujah and an A-men.” —Variety


"CHICKEN & BISCUITS serves up roaring comedy…The play provides audiences with the blessed release of almost continual laughter…” —Broadway News


America’s dishiest family is coming together for Grandpa’s funeral – hopefully without killing each other!


Here's the tea: Rivaling sisters, Baneatta and Beverly, are burying their father—but it’s the non-stop family drama that might be the death of them. Beverly just wants to show the congregation what she’s been “blessed with.” Baneatta’s husband tries to keep the family peace while preparing the eulogy.


Then (get ready..) Baneatta’s youngest son brings his very white, very Jewish boyfriend who is maybe, sort of, okay definitely afraid of Baneatta. Meanwhile, Beverly’s daughter couldn’t mind her own business if it was on a leash.

But wait! When a family secret is revealed (at the church altar!!), things really go crazy…and even Baneatta can’t deny the truth.


Don't miss the Michigan premiere of this hit play, hot off its Broadway run last year and served up right here in Kalamazoo!


Starring Farmers Alley favorites including Von Washington Jr. (Clybourne ParkMarissa Harringtion (director of Three Little BirdsShe Persisted), Julianne Howe-Bouwens (Doubt).


Contains Adult Themes and Situations. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

221 Farmers Alley

Bright Stars: A benefit concert event starring Hannah Elless & friends

Coming soon we have Bright Stars: A Benefit Concert Event where we’ll celebrate our fifteen seasons of professional theatre (and maybe share some sneak peeks at what’s coming in season sixteen)!

Headlining this performance is Broadway performer and Kalamazoo native Hannah Elless! She will share her pathway to Broadway, stopping to reminisce about her formative experiences in Kalamazoo (including Farmers Alley), her experiences on Broadway in the revival of Godspell and original cast of Bright Star, and let us in on future projects on the horizon. Helping her tell her story will be Farmers Alley favorites, the Koch family: Jeremy, Denene, and Jason. Also joining Hannah will be Whitney Weiner, Cece Weeks and Gina Chimner for a ride down Farmers Alley memory lane and topping off the talent will be members of Hannah’s amazingly talented Schubkegel family.

There are only two performances for this special event on May 12 and May 13, so secure your seats* today at the link below!


*A portion of each ticket is tax deductible. (Table Seating : $125 ticket/$90 tax deductible | Center Seating: $100/$65 | Standard Seating: $75/$40)

221 Farmers Alley