Willpower – a new play by Tyler Tichelaar to be performed in Marquette Michigan

The Historic Adams Home at 200 E. Ridge St. where Will Adams lived with his parents and sister.

The Historic Adams Home at 200 E. Ridge St. where Will Adams lived with his parents and sister.


Willpower is an original play written by Tyler Tichelaar, directed by Moire Embley, and produced by the Marquette Regional History Center. Performances will be September 18 and 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette, MI.
But if you can’t wait that long, you are invited on Wednesday, February 26th to the Marquette Regional History Center’s Annual Meeting, where besides the annual business meeting, introduction of new board members, and presentation of the Peter White and Helen Longyear Paul Awards, Tyler Tichelaar will give a short talk about his process of writing this play and then Jessica Bays will offer a dramatic reading of a scene from the play. The meeting is at 7:00 p.m. at the History Center and free to members and the general public.
Here is some more about the play from the Marquette Regional History Center:

There are some stories that deserve to be told.  As a young boy Will Adams’ soft tissues were becoming harder, turning him into a living statue.  Others faced with such a dark future might have felt sorry for themselves, turning inward.  Not so for Will, his disease brought about an amazing creative burst of energy.  His story is as inspiring today as it was 100 years ago.  With a stellar cast and direction, this will be a “do not miss” production! Tickets in advance are $15; $20 at the door.

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