Airness: Believe in Yourself theatre production play with a painting of a silhouetted person playing air guitarWritten by Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Mycah Artis

Performances: Oct. 28, 29, 30 & Nov. 4, 5, 6, 2022

Times: Friday & Saturday: 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.

Location: The Marlene Boll Theatre, 1401 Broadway Street, Detroit

Overview: Airness: the extent to which a performer transcends the imitation of a real guitar and becomes an art form in and of itself. When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she meets a group of charismatic nerds determined to become the next air guitar champion, she discovers more about the art form... and herself. The Michigan premiere of this 2017 Humana Festival hit, Airness is a comedy about competition, completion, and finding the rock star inside us all.

Airness contains strong language and adult themes and may not be suitable for children under the age of 13.

Special Events:

  • Friday, Oct. 28: Opening Night Performance & Celebration of Dean Jocelyn Boryczka, sponsored by Thomas E. Page, ’71, ‘76
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: University District Night – discounted tickets for University District residents by calling 313-993-3270.
  • Sunday, Oct. 30: Network Night: Detroit Mercy Dental Night & Detroit Mercy Law Night
  • Friday, Nov. 4: Community Night – all tickets $10!
  • Saturday, Nov. 5: Detroit Theatre Discussion Project. Basic Air Guitar Workshop with “The Rocktapus” Dave Ayling, a professional air guitar player, after the show!
  • Sunday, Nov. 6: Closing Performance
All special events are open to the public.