‘Harry Townsend’s Last Stand’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Touching drama runs March 22 through April 16, 2023, on the campus of Oakland University.

Harry Townsend likes his life just the way it is and doesn’t see any need for things to change. When his son, Alan, comes to visit, that’s all he seems to want to do. Harry Townsend’s Last Stand explores the relationship between father and son, displaying the complexities of family life with wit and wisdom to make the audience feel that they’re part of the relationship.

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand, written by George Eastman, runs from March 22 through April 16, at Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester Hills.

L to R Craig Bentley and Mark Rademacher in Harry Townsend’s Last Stand at MBT. Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography

Harry and Alan are a father and son who are learning how to be family again,” says Travis W. Walter, MBT artistic director. “There’s a conflict that arises between the two men, and we watch them struggle to come to terms with what their roles within the family are. I think our audience members will identify with one, or possibly both, of these men. It’s a drama, but like within most families, there are also laughs along the way.”

Mark Rademacher plays Harry Townsend, and Craig Bentley plays Alan Townsend.

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand is directed by Travis W. Walter. Scenic design is by Brian Kessler, costume design by Liz Goodall, lighting design by Brian Debs, and sound design by Mike Duncan. Brittanie Nichole Sicker is the stage manager and Stacy White is the assistant stage manager.

Tickets range from $37 to $46 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.Ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

Harry Townsend’s Last Stand is made possible through the generous support of The Michigan Arts and Cultural Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.

Meadow Brook Theatre is a professional theatre located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. For additional information call 248-377-3300. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution serving southeast Michigan for 55 years.

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