The Snug has been our summer home for three years now and we’re very excited to be back performing our signature piece for folks on the Sunrise Side of the state in this terrific venue. Some history may be in order.
Opened in 2013, The Snug Theatre is the brainchild of Tom and Kathy Vertin, transplanted Metro Detroit-area residents who now live on historic and picturesque Harsen’s Island – a beautiful spot in the middle of the St. Clair River. Tom and Kathy bought a building that wasn’t being utilized in downtown Marine City, renovated it, and turned it into the 98-seat venue we love so much. We first performed there in 2014 with My Dearest Friend and were fortunate to be asked to return the following year with Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s Old Love.
The addition of the two theatres to the downtown area has sparked renewed interest in downtown shopping, which has been a boon to both established businesses and new ventures. We at GEM Theatrics are encouraged to see the power that theatrical entertainment can have on a city.