One of our new volunteer ushers: Tom Noe is an accomplished writer! His play Talk about God, Five Cents will be performed March 4th and 5th by Footlights Players in Michigan City. Here is the synopsis:

It’s a chilly day in late November, in a small tent outside Sally’s Beauty Supply in Town & Country Shopping Center, Mishawaka. A sign outside the tent invites people to come inside, put a nickel in the basket and simply “talk about God,” no holds barred. So they do. In these monologues, wide-ranging and sometimes impassioned, people strive to express their personal experiences of God or of the absence of God. Among them are a WWII vet who still anguishes about not risking his own life to save his buddy, a woman who hopes to contact her dead husband, a former minister, a Muslim Notre Dame student defying the faith of his parents, and a gung-ho high school graduate just back from a semester at a Texas Bible camp. All ordinary folks, but unexpectedly poignant and profound.

Here are some review excerpts from its 2011 Chicago premiere:

Katy Walsh in Chicago Now: “My expectation was set on low. And I was blown away.”

Gabrielle Caputo in Around Town, Arts Alive Review: “spectacular theatre production and some food for thought.”

Zac Thompson in Chicago Reader: “The characters’ stories aren’t out of the ordinary, but Noe movingly conveys how full of mystery the ordinary can be. Even the believers allow as how God is elusive and our longing for him can feel like a ‘little pit of pain’ in the gut.”

(Note* Seven plays premiered in Chicago the same month, and this play was the only “recommended pick” in Chicago Reader.)

John Lordan, actor and playwright: “Beautiful work, beautiful.”


It sounds great, so if anyone is interesting in attending here are the details:

Talk about God, Five Cents: a play by Tom Noe

Saturday March 4th at 7:30 PM.

Sunday March 5th at 2 PM

It will be performed by Footlight Players at

1705 Franklin Street

Michigan City, IN 46360

Cost is $10. Reservations can be made through the website:

To get tickets here start by clicking on “Reservations” and then under: “Select the event you are making reservations for” click the arrow and select: “Talk about God, 5 Cents” and then fill out the rest of the info it asks for.

You can also get tickets by calling 219-874-4035

Congrats to Tom, we wish him the best of luck with the performances!


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