Peppermint Creek Theatre Company

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Peppermint Creek Theatre Company was established in Mason, Michigan. It is an award winning theater company out of East Lansing, Michigan. The founder and co-Artistic Director is Chad Badgero.

Founded in 1995 and originally named the Peppermint Creek Players, PCTC performed one play a summer. The company is named after the creek that runs near founder Chad Badgero’s childhood home in Mason, MI. As a fifth grader, Badgero was looking through old maps of Mason and found where his house would have been, and the creek was THEN called Peppermint Creek (it has since been changed to the name of the road it cuts through). This stuck with Badgero, and when it came time to name the group, it seemed appropriate and personal. The first two productions were presented at Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, and then moved to the MSU Gardens Conservatory. From 1995-2000, Peppermint Creek established itself as a new, fresh, and vital performing arts group that took chances and believed in the power of theatre. When Mr. Badgero returned from a year in New York City, he brought with him the desire to completely establish PCTC as a non-profit organization with a full season of shows. Peppermint Creek has made huge strides in creating a new voice in Lansing theatre. Virtually all of Peppermint Creek’s productions have been recognized by critics with an award nomination or win, and PCTC has boasted some of the finest actors that Lansing, Chicago, New York, and beyond have to offer. Peppermint Creek Theatre Company's mission statement is to strive to produce classic and contemporary theatre that addresses vital issues in our society, raises awareness, and encourages dialogue while entertaining.

Peppermint Creek Theatre Company has performed at the Basement 414 and Creole Art Gallery, Lansing art galleries.,[1] Mount Hope Presbyterian Church, Woldumar Nature Center, MSU Auditorium Rm 49, MSU Greenhouses, and currently at the Miller Performing Arts Center.

Production history[edit]

Amateurs (1995), Channel Surfing (1996), You Can't Take it With You (1998), An Ideal Husband (2000), Dinner With Friends (2001), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)(2002), The Complete History of America (Abridged)(2003), Crimes of the Heart (2003), The Last 5 years (2004), The Laramie Project (2004), Corpus Christi (2004), Skylight (2004), The Shape of Things (2005), Spinning Into Butter (2005), Tape (2005), Blue/Orange (2005), The Baltimore Waltz (2005), Elizabeth Rex (2005), The Retreat From Moscow (2005), Assassins (2006), Take Me Out (2006), Stop/Kiss (2006), Thom Pain (based on nothing) (2006), The Pillowman (2006), The Goat or, Who Is Sylvia (2006), 9 Parts of Desire (2007), Hedwig & the Angry Inch (2007), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (2007), Fiction (2007), I Am My Own Wife (2007), A New Brain (2008), Rabbit Hole (2008), Stuff Happens (2008), Dog Sees God (2008), Some Girls (2008), tick, tick....BOOM! (2009), The Clean House (2009), Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (2009), The Seafarer (2009), Altar Boyz (2010), Third (2010), Dark Play, or Stories For Boys (2010), Caroline, or Change (2010), Reasons to be Pretty (2010), Ordinary Days (2011), Distracted (2011), The Pride (2011), Blackbird (2011), God of Carnage (2011), The Boy In The Bathroom (2012), Next Fall (2012), Ruined (2012), Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (2012), Good People (2012), In The Heights (2013), Compulsion, or the House Behind (2013), 8 - A Documentary Play (2013), Next To Normal (2013), Bonnie & Clyde - a new musical (2013), Other Desert Cities (2013), Big Love (2014), Tribes (2014), and Clybourne Park (2014), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (2014), Parade (2014), Or You Could Kiss Me (2015), Dogfight (2015), Venus in Fur (2015), The Whale (2015), Telling: Lansing (2015).


  1. ^ "Revolution Begins in the Basement". Retrieved 14 July 2009.

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