UMD Theatre presents Tales from the Bad Years in February

Kerrigan & Lowdermilk. Submitted

Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan. Submitted

UMD Theatre will present the Midwest premiere of Tales from the Bad Years on February 14-23 at Marshall Performing Arts Center.

The show is about life in your 20′s, and each song tells a story about being young, feeling old, and wanting something big, as Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk say, “The bad years make the best stories.” It is a compilation of 12 characters’ stories about the difficult and wonderful transition into adult life. This show contains a lot of fun music, and exciting dancing, as well as strong language and provocative themes. Lyrics contain some adult themes and language; recommended for ages 14 and older.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for UMD faculty/staff, $13 for seniors, $8 for students and $6 for UMD students. For tickets, call 218-726-8561 of visit online, here.

About Kerrigan and Lowdermilk

Their first commissioned Off-Broadway production debut in 2006 was their adaptation of Henry & Mudge, this musical is still touring nationally.

They took a very hands-on approach to create and raise money to produce their first album in 2011 titled Our First Mistake, which includes songs from Tales from the Bad Years. It charted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart.

In 2009, their song Say the Word was performed by Miss New York and runner-up at the Miss America pageant.

Other musicals include The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, Tales from the Bad Years, The Woman Upstairs, Wrong Number, The Freshman Experiment, and the upcoming Republic and Unbound.

Their work has been developed at the Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, La Jolla Playhouse, Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, ASCAP/Disney Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, York Theatre, the Lark Playwrights Development Center, Primary Stages, and NAMT. Among them, they have received the 2009 Kleban Award, 2006 Larson Award, 2005 Richard Rodgers Award, 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and they have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.

Between them, they have received the 2009 Kleban Award, 2006 Jonathan Larson Award, 2005 Richard Rodgers Award, 2004-2005 Dramatists Guild Fellowship, and they have held residencies at the Orchard Project and the MacDowell Arts Colony.

Source: UMD Theatre press release

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