‘Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus’ comes to Mendel Center Mainstage in January

Published 8:29 am Thursday, December 3, 2015

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BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Off-Broadway hit comedy “Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus LIVE!” is coming to The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College for one performance only, at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 15.

“Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!,” a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up, is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.

“Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE!” is more than just the book. After beginning in Paris in 2007, “Men are From Mars – Women are From Venus LIVE!” has been seen by more than one million people around Europe. It debuted in the United States in February 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be playing to audiences around the United States and Canada throughout the year.

This hysterical show will have couples elbowing each other all evening as they see themselves on stage. Sexy and fast paced, this show is definitely for adults, but will leave audiences laughing and giggling like little kids!

When Mars and Venus collide, the adventures are earth-shatteringly hysterical. It’s a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book. A delicious evening of entertainment!

Since being published in 1992, John Gray’s “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” exploring the differences between the sexes, has sold in excess of 50 million copies, been translated into 40 languages and is one of the most recognizable titles in the world.

Gray has written 17 books and become one of the most trusted relationship authors today, appearing on the national lecture circuit and on such TV shows as Good Morning America, Oprah, and Larry King Live.

The producer, St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, has produced or promoted thousands of events around the globe, including superstar attractions Blue Man Group, David Copperfield, and James Taylor. The talented team assembled for this production continues with the award winning playwright Eric Coble, direction by Broadway veteran Mindy Cooper, and animation and video production by the talented animators at Bazillion Productions.

“Tickets for Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus LIVE!” at The Mendel Center Mainstage are $50 and are available at www.TheMendelCenter.com, and through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-1221, weekdays 2 to 6 p.m. For information about pre-show party options, and other special arrangements contact the Box Office.

A cash bar in the front lobby opens one hour before show time. Special Mendel Center drink cups are available for purchase, which allow patrons to enjoy their beverages inside the theater. Other services including valet parking for $6 and early seating for patrons with mobility challenges will be available.

This performance of “Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus LIVE!” is sponsored by 98.3 The Coast and presented in partnership with Miller on the Road.

Ticket prices listed do not include fees. Program subject to change.

The 1,517-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre offers state-of-the-art acoustics and comfortable seating in elegant surroundings. Other amenities include free parking, handicap accessibility with usher-assisted advance seating opportunities, and an array of special services including valet parking, catering and bar service for private pre- and post-show events, booster seats for children, hearing-assist devices, non-spill cups for beverages inside the theatre, and recently added premium seats in the Stage Side section.


The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from Kalamazoo and South Bend. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Mendel Center is one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24).