Aug. 25 2010 12:00 AM

This year's crop of Stages of the Law shows are announced

This year's Stages of the Law Theatre Festival, sponsored by the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, will feature a quintet of plays dealing with legal issues.

Post-show talkbacks — including a discussion with a Cooley Law School professor and the show's director — will follow selected Friday performances.

This season's presentations:

Sept. 24-Oct. 3: Mid-Michigan Family Theatre's "The Trial of Tom Sawyer." Directed by Bill Gordon. Talkback & reception: Oct. 1, Frandor Shopping Center, 440 Frandor Ave., Lansing. (517) 339-2145 or (517) 862-6448. www. midmichfamilytheatre/

Oct. 14-23: Lansing Civic Players' "Misery." Directed by Tony Sump. Talkback & reception: Oct. 15, LCP Underground, 2300 East Michigan Ave, Lansing. (517) 484-9115.

Oct. 21-31: Riverwalk Theatre's "The Farnsworth Invention." Directed by Jane Falion. Talkback & reception: Oct. 29, 228 Museum Drive, Lansing. (517) 482-5700.

Nov. 5-13:  Lansing Community Theatre's "A View From the Bridge." Directed by Andy Callis. Talkback & reception: Nov. 12, Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing. (517) 483-1488.

Nov. 12-Dec. 3:  Stormfield Theatre's "Among Friends." A new play written and directed by Kristine Thatcher. Talkback & reception: Nov. 26. Location TBA. (517) 372-3646 for tickets; (517) 263-1486 for information.