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Redbud Productions presents IF I FORGET

A Midwest Premiere

  • $25 - SOLD OUT Front row cafe tables with seating for 2-3. Priced per seat.
  • $20 General Admission
  • $15 Student
  • Steven Levenson, playwright
  • Loretta Grimes, director

Event Details

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Redbud Productions continues its 19th year with this critically acclaimed new play, winner of the 2017 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. Playwright Steven Levenson won the 2017 Tony Award for the smash Broadway musical hit Dear Evan Hansen.

“Passionate and provoking, If I Forget is a family play, a political play and a kitchen-sink play. ..The three adult children of an ailing father, Lou Fischer, are outspoken Jewish-Americans. Irritable and animated, the Fischers come vibrantly alive in this young playwright’s funny, bruising, searching voice. — The New York Times

In the final months before 9/11, a liberal Jewish studies professor (Dave Barker) reunites with his two sisters (Melissa Stewart, Susan Todoroff) to celebrate their aged father (Tim Grimes)’s birthday.

Secrets and long-held resentments rush to the surface with biting humor and razor-sharp insight as the three siblings argue over how much they’re willing to sacrifice for a new beginning. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, they clash over everything from the professor’s controversial new book to the enormous pressures of caring for an ailing parent.

Redbud’s talented cast includes Brian Hayes, Chris Krenz, and Jennie Ross as family members caught in the siblings’ struggle.

“A juicy melting pot of drama, comedy, and realistic family strife.” —The Huffington Post

“If I Forget succeeds both as a thoughtful family drama filled with wit and as a compelling dissection of the world we live in.” —Entertainment Weekly



Redbud Productions began in 1999. In addition to full scale productions, the organization also offers acting classes for both adults and teens (high school and older), based on the acting techniques of Sanford Meisner, providing opportunities to learn and grow in the world of theater--whether they be experienced thespians or first-time actors, directors or backstage technicians. For more information on productions or classes, please contact Redbud Productions at 734-663-7167, visit, or email 

Loretta Grimes

Director Loretta Grimes trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and has been teaching acting to area teens and adults for years, based on the methods of Sanford Meisner. She most recently directed Assisted Living, Other Desert Cities, 4000 Miles, The Great God Pan; Circle Mirror Transformation and A Small Fire – all at Kerrytown Concert House; and has won acclaim for her performances in Redbud Productions’ Luna Gale, August: Osage County; Rabbit Hole and as Vivian Bearing, the cancer patient in Wit. She has directed and performed in many other Redbud plays and has won several awards from The Ann Arbor News and Current Entertainment Monthly for her efforts as both actress and director.

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