Wild Swan Theater to perform original 'Rosie the Riveter' play

Eastern Michigan University’s English professor, Emeritus Jeff Duncan, wrote the play, We Can Do It!: A Rosie the Riveter Revue. It is to be performed at 4-6 p.m. on Sunday November 1, at Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Rd. in Ann Arbor.

Rosie the Riveteris a sophisticated cabaret performance, an original musical based on workingwomen of the Willow Run airplane factory during World War II.

This performance will be appropriate for ages such as: upper elementary, middle school and high school students, as well as adults.

According to the play’s director, Hilary Cohen, the performance “is really special and we want to share it with [a] wider audience and let adults know what we are working on at Wild Swan.”

A cabaret performance includes mostly music and singing engineered by composer, Brian E. Buckner. Audience members will enjoy the show exclusively at tables with refreshments provided by Zingerman’s, and Morgan & York, beer and wine. Attendees have the opportunity to converse with the production team and some “original” Rosies.

Cohen also added, “We decided to develop a fundraising party with this kind of format to create a really fun event, but also to introduce an adult audience to Wild Swan's work.”

Funds received from this performance will aid Wild Swan Theater’s mission to allow everyone to experience theater at low-ticket prices and innovative outreach programs. Tickets for We Can Do It!: A Rosie the Riveter Revueare $50, $75 or $125 per person. Purchases can be made online at www.wildswantheater.org or by calling Wild Swan at (734) 995-0530. 

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