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Posted on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 : 12:23 p.m.

The New Theatre Project extends its run for 'Pookie Goes Grenading'

By Jenn McKee


Luna Alexander stars in TNTP's farewell production, "Pookie Goes Boating"

Photo by Chris Dzombak

The New Theatre Project has extended the run of its final production, JC Lee's "Pookie Goes Grenading." Additional performances are now scheduled for May 3-5 at 8 p.m., at Ypsilanti's Mix Studio Theatre (130 W. Michigan Ave.), and the special closing night company celebration will happen May 5. Advance tickets are recommended.

The following press release contains additional information:

Pookie and her teenage gang of high school misfits are determined to make their movie a reality - even if it takes blowing up police stations, burning down their auditorium and kidnapping their guidance counselor to make it happen. Once they become the center of a national terrorist manhunt, there’s no telling how far they’ll go in the name of art. "Pookie Goes Grenading" is directed by Associate Artistic Director Emilie C. Samuelsen and features Ensemble members Luna Alexander, Chris Jakob, and Emily Roll. Additional cast members include Dan Johnson and Artun Kircali. "Pookie" features designs by Keith Paul Medelis, sound design by Eben Mannes, and video design by Colin Fulton.

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All performances take place at the Mix Studio Theater, 130 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Ticket prices are $15, $10 for students and industry. Tickets are available for purchase online via the Brown Paper Tickets link on TNTP’s website. TNTP no longer uses its old box office phone number, but the Mix can be reached at 734-961-8704. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.

Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.