Community Theatre of Howell Black Box

What is Black Box?
Black Box Theatre is a smaller indoor performance space that is simple and relatively unadorned. Many have black walls, basic theatre lighting, an open stage, and flexible seating. It offers opportunities for creativity and artistic expression. Black Box shows often create a closer, intimate audience feel and this dimension is used as part of the experience. The CTH Backstage Series will be performed adjacent to the auditorium.


Improv with Chris and Ross

July 7, 7:30pm
July 8, 2:00pm

CTH Backstage Series Improv with Chris and Ross will be different each time. Improv is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of a game, scene or story are made up in the moment. Sometimes the improvisers will take a suggestion from the audience for interactive fun, or they may draw on some other source of inspiration to get started.

Improv is unique in that if you see a performance, that’s it… there will never be another show exactly like it ever done again. Improv is different every time.

Our Improv show is spontaneous, entertaining, and fun. But like all great things, you’ll have to see it first hand to fully experience and appreciate it.

Show directors Chris Salter and Ross Freeland and their troupe of improvisors will ensure you laugh until your sides hurt!

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"Almost, Maine"

Performances: August 18 & 19

Auditions: Monday, July 2, 2018 at 6:30pm

John Cariani’s Almost, Maine, a play set in a mythical “almost” town, explores the magic, wonder, humor, and sometimes sadness of the human enigma of love. Using a style dubbed “magical realism” by The New York Times, Cariani takes us through a one night journey of the souls of the inter-connected denizens of this fantastical place. People fall in love, people fall out of love. Some see others as they never have. Some fail to see others as they really are. The spell of a black, star-filled winter sky and the electric hum of the aurora borealis infuse the play with magic and humanity. Almost, Maine is a contemporary romantic comedy about a fictional small town’s people and their loves as they discover each other and themselves.

Performances will take place Backstage in the Community Theatre of Howell’s green room for an intimate and unique theatre experience. CTH is located at 1400 W. Grand River, Howell, at the corner of Grand River and Highlander Way.

CTH’s production of Almost, Maine will feature 4 actors playing the 19 roles.