Birthday Candles

Detroit Public Theatre

Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Following Ernestine through her life and through the baking of her birthday cake, this world premiere highlights the changes in and the continuity of a life well lived.  The design tracks, with subtle delicacy, a passage of time as Ernestine jumps from birthday to birthday from age 17 and forward. 

The Team

Photography by Chuk Nowak

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