The Candy Dancer
March 25 – 27, 2010
This year’s production takes the audience back to the 1920’s in Ann Arbor, when prohibition was in place—prohibition of candy, that is. Ann Arbor’s one–time favorite Drake’s Sandwich Shop, owned by pro-candy presidential candidate Dexter Drake, doubles as a nighttime speakeasy, The Candy Dancer. Here candy mobsters such as Mr. Goodbar, Jawbreaker, Snickers, and the Sour Patch Kids provide Skittles and chocolate bars to jazz–dancing flappers and sugar–craving townspeople. But their adventures may be thwarted by the Counter Candy Corps, a group of anti–candy activists who want Drake’s shut down. Join the adventure as members of the Dandy Detective agency help to find Drake’s missing daughters, Good and Plenty, and pro–candy and anti–candy forces face off in familiar locales ranging from Mackinac Island to The Chelsea Milling Company.