Wednesday, April 10, 2019


The Cast of Grandmothers, Incorporated (left to right-seated) Carol Wotring (Bea Bell) Marianne Shrader (Chevron Harris), Erin Ann Disante (Hattie Collier), (left to right-standing), Mary Stelmark (Connie Palmer), Patricia O'Brien (Director) and Sheila Wade Kneeshaw (Fanny Collier)

The Theatre Arts Club of Detroit presented Grandmothers, Incorporated, the play, on March 15th and 16th at the Players Club in Detroit, Michigan and it was quite a show. Produced by Lisa Lechniak, and directed by Patricia O'Brien , the play was presented to two nights of full houses and was well received.

The ladies of Grandmothers, Incorporated in action

In the Two Act play, the ladies of Grandmothers, Incorporated go to an isolated cabin in the woods for a  weekend of peace and quiet and, unexpectedly, encounter a notorious drug dealer hiding in the cabin.  The result is less than peaceful or quiet, but it is hilarious.  Grandmothers, Incorporated, written by Evans and Rhodes, authors of the popular cozy mystery novels of the same title, made its debut in  Off Broadway in 2010 at the Billie Holiday Theatre, and enjoyed a successful run.  The Theatre Arts Club (TAC) is a Michigan non-profit organization established in 1910 as an all women's theatre group.  The TAC produces two shows a season, and Evans and Rhodes are glad that Grandmothers, Incorporated was one of them.  We attended one of the performances and had a blast with the ladies.

If you know of a theatre group that might be interested in producing Grandmothers, Incorporated, drop Evans and Rhodes a line at