michigan left productions · Ages 18+ · 1hr

one person show

Get on the bus—we’re going to summer camp! During this one-hour solo show, the audience is transported back to a simpler time of trust-falls, chow time, and visits to the medical tent…but some wounds are too deep for a camp nurse to heal. Michelle Murphy embodies her younger self with exuberance and a wide-eyed innocence to reveal how an early rejection left her fraught with questions of self-worth. From being hunted by the most vicious predator (other 13-year-old girls) to coping with (and without) food, Murphy shares how she broke through to discover why she is, in fact, a keeper.

Keeper has a powerful message for everyone. Once the past is truly in the past, once the wounds are no longer fresh, without the shame and the lies..who are you? Are you willing to find out? Murphy holds nothing back in this riveting and raw journey.

Keeper is written and performed by Michelle Murphy, directed by Juliette Jeffers.

“She gave me song, she gave me dance, she gave me laughs and she gave me feels”.
“I think this show will stay with people”.
“She really kinda put us through the ringer”.
“It was raw, it was real, it was beautiful. It was heartfelt and I’m really grateful to have been in the audience for this performance”.
“It’s cathartic, it’s theatre at it’s BEST”.
“There wasn’t a dry eye in the house”.
“We were on our feet the minute the lights went down”.

Production Team