Birthday Candles

Theatre: American Airlines
Status: Currently On
(March 18, 2022 - May 29, 2022 )
  • Rehearsal: February 15, 2022
  • Preview: March 18, 2022
  • Open: April 10, 2022
  • Close: May 29, 2022
Play - New York Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 30mins
Performances: Tues (7pm), Wed (2&8), Thurs (7pm), Fri (8pm), Sat (2&8), Sun (3pm)

Ernestine Ashworth spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday. Even sooner, her 41st. Her 70th. Her 101st. Five generations, dozens of goldfish, an infinity of dreams, one cake baked over a century. What makes a lifetime…into a life?

For The Record:

This production was delayed due to the COVID 19 restrictions. It was originally scheduled to begin Previews on April 2, 2020, and Open on April 21, 2020. 

"Birthday Candles" had its World Premiere at Detroit Public Theatre in May 2018.

Last Week's Gross: $266,797
Last Week's Capacity: 64%
Total Gross to Date: $2,459,678

Staff & Creative Team

Author:

Noah Haidle

Settings:

Christine Jones

Lighting:

Jen Schriever

Original Music:

Kate Hopgood

Cast

Ernestine Ashworth 03/18/2022 - 05/29/2022
Matt 03/18/2022 - 05/29/2022
Kenneth 03/18/2022 - 05/29/2022
Joan/Alex/Beth 03/18/2022 - 05/29/2022
Alice/Madeline/Ernie 03/18/2022 - 05/29/2022
Billy/John 03/18/2022 - 05/29/2022