Something Macabre

WMU stages Fish in the Dark

In its production of Fish in the Dark, Western Michigan University’s theater department will bring laughter and light into one of the darkest moments of people’s lives: the death of a parent.

This darkly funny play by Larry David (yes, that Larry David) opens in a hospital waiting room, probably one of the least funny places for a comedy to begin. As the Drexel family’s patriarch dies, various family members come to town to pay their respects, squabble over his Rolex watch and cause general shenanigans.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. March 16, 17 and 22–24 and 2 p.m. March 25 at the Williams Theatre on WMU’s campus. Tickets are $10–$20.

For more information or tickets, visit or call 387-6222.