North Farmington theater takes on live action TV play

With the school’s auditorium under construction, North Farmington High’s theatre program moves into its TV-10 studio for “Detroit Tonight,” a live-action television play performed November 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., and November 10, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

In “Detroit Tonight,” set in present-day Detroit, a local talk show host struggles to keep up with the changing landscape of late night television. The play’s author, James Aren (former Farmington Public Schools teacher, current Redford Union teacher, and Farmington resident), has also stepped into the role of director.

Sean McGuckin is producing and takes over the duties of technical director, while senior Julie Shaw directs all music and portrays the orchestra leader, Peggy Ponchartrain.

The cast of 30 is led by: Host/Auggie Woodward: Daniel Zivian (Senior), Announcer/Parker C. Lodge: Emily Eahrow (Senior), Page/Nancy Passalacqua: Kjirsten Zahn (Junior), Page/Heather Ott: Therese Diakovasiliou (Junior), and Floor Manager/Martina “Tina” Bell: Danielle Goldberg (Senior).

Since the comedy will be held in the TV-10 studio, tickets will be limited to approximately 80 per performance, and there may not be tickets available at the door. To order online, visit and search “NFHS.”

North Farmington is located at 32900 W. 13 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.

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