Kickshaw Theatre



by Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Lynn Lammers

April 12 - 29, 2018
trustArt Studios, 7885 Jackson Road, Suite 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

It’s not your typical love story: Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school; she’s got a painful stomach ache, and he’s all banged up from a running dive off the roof of the school. Over the next thirty years, these twisted souls meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak, and their own self-destructive tendencies.

With great compassion and humor, playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) crafts a compelling and unconventional story about the intimacy between two people when they allow their defenses to drop and their wounds to show. 

Contains adult language and content.  Tickets available online and at the door (credit or cash).

Meet the Cast


Dani Cochrane (Kayleen)

Dani is excited to be returning to Kickshaw Theatre! You may recognize her from Kickshaw’s staged reading of Lungs by Duncan McMillian last summer.

Recent credits include: Girolama in Our Lady of Poison at Williamston Theatre and Gloria in Boeing Boeing at Tipping Point Theatre. She holds an MFA from The Hilberry Repertory Program at Wayne State University.


Michael Lopetrone (Doug)

Michael is thrilled to be back with Kickshaw! He was last seen with them in The Electric Baby at the Interfaith Center.

Other favorite credits include Beau Jest (Williamston Theatre), Handle With Care (JET Theatre), and Really Really (Planet Ant Theatre). He received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University, and enjoys all things tech. Check out more at