University Theatre presents 'A Behanding in Spokane'

contact: Cara Barnes
| WMU News
Photo of cast members of A Behanding in Spokane.

Photo credit: John Lacko

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University theatre students will perform the black comedy "A Behanding in Spokane" Nov. 6 in the York Arena Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

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This show contains a fair amount of adult language. Patrons under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

Performance schedule

  • Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

In the quirky comedy, audiences meet Carmichael, who has been searching for his missing left hand for 27 years. Enter two bickering lovebirds with a hand to sell, and a hotel clerk with an aversion to gunfire.

The original 2010 production starred Christopher Walken, Zoe Kazan and Sam Rockwell.


All seating for "A Behanding in Spokane" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $6 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.

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