300 East 1st Street
Flint, MI 48502
9 X Nourished, the second production in FYT’s 2014-2015 Signature Series, will be performed by the Flint Youth Theatre at the new Flint Farmers’ Market, 300 E. First St., from Oct. 17 to Nov. 2.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and Oct. 18
2:30 p.m. Oct. 19
10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 22
10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24
7:30 p.m. Oct. 25
2:30 p.m. Oct. 26
10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Oct. 29
10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31
7:30 p.m. Nov. 1
2:30 p.m. Nov. 2
An opening night reception will follow the Oct. 17 performance. A conversation with the creative team will follow the Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 matinee performances and the Nov. 1 evening performance. The Oct. 17 performance will be ASL interpreted.
Advance tickets are $12 for children; $14 for teens, senior citizens and veterans; and $16 for adults. Tickets are available at Flint Youth Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St., by calling (810) 237-1530 or at FlintYouthTheatre.org. Day of performance tickets are $14 for children; $16 for teens, senior citizens and veterans; and $18 for adults.
Director Janet E. Haley commented on the creation of the play. “This production began with the idea to tell a positive story about Flint, and to celebrate how the Flint Farmers’ Market nourishes this community. Market vendors, employees and patrons have shared their stories, insights and experiences with the cast and producing team. Over the last two and a half years, we have designed a theatrical experience that travels the audience through the market while exploring nine different ways it engages and nourishes this community. It also asks questions about places, and what makes us feel like we belong in a place.”
Scenic, lighting and sound design are by Jeremy Winchester, FYT executive artistic director, and costume design is by Katherine Nelson.
9 X Nourished is an alliance production with the UM-Flint theater and dance department. The company includes 15 artists connected to the university as students, faculty or alumni.
The Flint Farmers’ Market will hold a Harvest Benefit at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Guests will sample fall’s bounty. Hors d’oeuvres, featuring fair from the market, beer and wine are followed by a performance of 9 X Nourished at 7:30 p.m.