Katherine, Kitty, Kathy, Kate and Katherine at Theatre Nova

By Daniel Skora Five generations of women, all from the same family and all bearing the name Katherine are the subject of Kim Carney’s new play, “Katherine”, currently having its world premier at Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova. The story begins in the Deep South near the beginning of the 20th century and ends in Michigan … More Katherine, Kitty, Kathy, Kate and Katherine at Theatre Nova

Life in the “D” in ‘67 Revisited at Detroit Public Theatre

By Daniel Skora Against the backdrop of the 1967 Detroit riots, playwright Dominique Morisseau has written an intriguing play about an African American family’s life in the city during one of its most turbulent times. Entitled simply “Detroit ’67”, the show is the current presentation of the Detroit Public Theatre. Luxuries are few and far … More Life in the “D” in ‘67 Revisited at Detroit Public Theatre

Two Sisters Haunted by Their Past at the Open Book

By Daniel Skora We are defined by our stories. Libraries are filled with books that tell true stories, made up stories, and made-up stories based on true stories. Even the books in the reference sections tell their own kind of stories, about how numbers work, the universe functions, and life around us evolves. Some stories … More Two Sisters Haunted by Their Past at the Open Book

Seuss Gets Song and Dance Treatment from Player’s Guild of Dearborn

By Daniel Skora The Players Guild of Dearborn is presenting “Seussical the Musical”, an assemblage of some of the best books ever written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) that have been combined with song and dance and put into a lively stage version. Seuss was both author and illustrator for over 60 children’s books. … More Seuss Gets Song and Dance Treatment from Player’s Guild of Dearborn

“Irrational” Makes Sense at The Yellow Barn

By Daniel Skora On the surface, it would seem that the current presentation of Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova might be targeting only a multi-degreed cliental. The list of characters- Hippasus, Damascus, Eloris, Theodousa, and Pythagoras – reads like the cast of a Greek tragedy. “Pythagorus? The math guy?” Yep, that’s him. But here, in “Irrational … More “Irrational” Makes Sense at The Yellow Barn