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1214 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708

Enchanted April


By Matthew Barber 

From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim

Two housewives are feeling lost in the shadows of their marriages and forgotten in the rush of the 1920s. They pool what money they have, ask two well-to-do, upper-class ladies to round out a vacation at a villa in Italy. The women don’t get along at first, but eventually develop a warm friendship under the warm Mediterranean sun. Their friendship begins to bloom and bond—until men enter the picture and upset the balance once again. Enchanted April is an enchanted evening of smiles and surprises.

  • March 17-19 & 24-26, 2023
  • Fridays & Saturdays- 7:30 PM | Sundays- 3:00 PM
  • Tickets- $21 Adults, $11 Students
  • Rated PG-13. Mature language and humor.

ENCHANTED APRIL is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (


Susan Craves

Susan is thrilled to return to her “home” theatre, Bay City Players. Previous directing credits with BCP are: Like Mother, Like Hell; DoubtSteel Magnolias, Calendar Girls, and One Slight Hitch. Susan’s first onstage role with BCP was in 1984 (My Fair Lady) and she continued to appear in shows until 1994 when she and her husband then relocated to Clarkston, Michigan.

Susan holds a Certificate of Completion in the Sanford Meisner Technique of Acting having completed a 3 year program at, The Kensington School of Performing Arts. She continued her studies in acting/directing at: The Tipping Point Theatre and The Purple Rose Theatre Company.

Susan, is currently a Resident Artist of “The Purple Rose Theatre Company”,  a professional theatre founded by the Actor, Playwright, Musician and fellow Michigander, Jeff Daniels. Susan is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, a Union for Professional Actors.

Assistant Director

Anne Kukla

Anne has done production work in various capacities for several of our regional community theatres. She is an active community volunteer and currently serves on Bay City Players Board of Directors and as one of the Hospitality Committee Chairs. Anne was Assistant Director for Play On!



Kathryn Pawloski

as Lotty Wilton


Cameron Pichan

as Mellersh Wilton


Production Team Member

as Rose Arnott


John Tanner 

as Frederick Arnott


Shayla LeVasseur

 as Caroline Bramble


Janet Dixon

as Mrs. Graves


Garrett Toland

 as Antony Wilding


Deborah Lake 

as Costanza