Mornings Begin Punctually at Seven in Purple Rose’s Latest

By Daniel Skora Art is never created in a vacuum. In some form or fashion, it’s reflective of the time and the place in which it was created. Yet truths can be found in artistic expressions no matter where or when they were created because all have to some degree a concern for the human … More Mornings Begin Punctually at Seven in Purple Rose’s Latest

“Spin” at Theatre Nova Looks at Two Gay Teens

It’s no coincidence that playwright Emilio Rodriguez has one of his characters in his new play “Spin”, currently in production at Ann Arbor’s Theatre Nova, carrying around a copy of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”. There are similarities between George and Lennie, Steinbeck’s mismatched companions, and the two characters in Rodriguez’s play. Angelo (José … More “Spin” at Theatre Nova Looks at Two Gay Teens

A Rogues’ Gallery of Assassins at Encore Musical

Fame is an equal opportunity employer. It bestows its laurels on heroes and villains alike, judging neither the intentions of its seeker nor the consequences of their actions. The sole determination of who becomes famous is simply a matter of numbers: the more people that know your name, the more famous you have become. And … More A Rogues’ Gallery of Assassins at Encore Musical

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place at the Tipping Point

Tipping Point Theatre is presenting the romantic comedy “Stella & Lou”, a story of two mature people who appear destined to live out their golden years alone. Lou (Will David Young) is a barkeep, the owner of the neighborhood watering hole that bears his name. Tending bar and managing its finances have been his whole … More A Clean, Well-Lighted Place at the Tipping Point

Of Canine, Feline, and Humankind at Williamston Theatre

By Daniel Skora There’s an old truism that says there are dog lovers and there are cat lovers, and never the twain shall meet. That might not always be the case, however, especially when the issues are much more complicated than simply the kind of pets you’d want to share your house with, as they … More Of Canine, Feline, and Humankind at Williamston Theatre

The Plaids Reunite for a Rousing Show at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora At some time, frequent theatergoers will surely cross paths with the Plaids, those four young men whose promising singing careers came to an abrupt end because of the fatal automobile accident they were involved in. And it’s also almost assured that those paths will be crossed more than once. “Forever Plaid” has … More The Plaids Reunite for a Rousing Show at Meadow Brook