2008-09 Season

Escanaba in Love

by Jeff Daniels

In Michigan's Upper Peninsula, deer hunting season is underway for the rugged men of the Soady family. The biggest challenge of the season occurs when young Albert brings (gasp!) a woman to the camp with him. But, Big Betty Balou is not your average bride-to-be. In Jeff Daniels' prequel to the hilarious Escanaba In Da Moonlight, he brings out the charm and romantic side of these wacky yoopers.

221 Farmers Alley



Director Adam Weiner

Technical Director Megan Zumwinkel

Stage Manager Ginger Phillips

Prop Design Ginger Phillips

Scenic Design Jon A. Reeves

Lighting Design Jon A. Reeves

Sound Design Derek Menchinger

Costume Design Denene Mulay Koch

Dialect Coach Bryan Royal

Assistant Stage Manager Sufia Sharief

Graphic Design Chris Honeysett


Alphonse Soady R.L. Smith*

Albert Soady Sr. Michael Ray Helms

Salty Jim Negamanee Lou Price

Albert Soady Jr. Sean Ryan Wilson

Big Betty Balou Lesley Kaye Maston



Yoopers of Farmers Alley Theatre take a pleasant,laugh-filled journey north to 'Escanaba in Love'

Feb 7, 2009 / MLive

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Feel the heat in Jeff Daniels' prequel 'Escanaba in Love'

Feb 5, 2009 / MLive

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