Daddy Long Legs Slow in Revealing Identity at The Dio

By Daniel Skora It’s neither a stage version of the 1955 musical film with which it shares a title, nor a Kafka-esque drama about those spindly-legged creatures that take up residence high up in the corners of undusted rooms. “Daddy Long Legs”, the romantic musical currently being presented by The Dio does, however, share a … More Daddy Long Legs Slow in Revealing Identity at The Dio

Who-dun-it Turns Into a Where-is-it at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora There’s been a serious depletion of capital in the bank account of master detective Sherlock Holmes. He hasn’t had a profitable case in months, the bills are coming due, and Dr. Watson, Holmes’s confidant and biographer, is pressing him to take on a client. But unbeknownst to Watson, the ennui that has … More Who-dun-it Turns Into a Where-is-it at Purple Rose

Plenty of Room for Hopes and Dreams in the “Doublewide” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora The Starkeys live in a doublewide, one of those prefab homes that gives those who dwell within several hundred additional square feet of living space even while providing a more discriminating way of making it known to friends and acquaintances that the place they call home is but a mere trailer. Doublewide … More Plenty of Room for Hopes and Dreams in the “Doublewide” at Williamston

Space the Final Frontier for Two Seniors at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora Putting two feisty senior citizens together in the same room at an assisted living facility can often be as ill-advised as trying to stuff two alley cats into a potato sack. But that’s sort of what happens when Abby and Marilyn find themselves sharing living quarters in playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy “Ripcord”, … More Space the Final Frontier for Two Seniors at Tipping Point

Winds of War and Financial Ruin Accompany the Snow Geese at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora War changes everything, including the fortunes of the Gaesling Family in playwright Sharr White’s drama “The Snow Geese”, currently having its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre. “The Snow Geese” opened on Broadway in 2013, but in style and manner it harkens back to the formal plays of Chekov and Ibsen. The … More Winds of War and Financial Ruin Accompany the Snow Geese at Meadow Brook

“The Prince is Giving a Ball”, and It’s at the Fisher

By Daniel Skora Cinderella rides into Detroit on her golden carriage for a quick one week visit to the Fisher Theatre in a lavish, highly entertaining production that both children and adults will find enjoyable. But when that final March 18th production comes to an end, the beautiful golden carriage will return to being a … More “The Prince is Giving a Ball”, and It’s at the Fisher

Tartuffe Divides Household in Old Detroit at Slipstream

By Daniel Skora “Tartuffe”, by French playwright and actor Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere, as he was known by his stage name), is a classic of world literature. The comedy has a long and cherished history dating back to its first performance at the Versailles in 1664. It deals with Tartuffe, a man with religious pretentions who … More Tartuffe Divides Household in Old Detroit at Slipstream