Of Rabbits and Segregation in Theatre Company’s “Alabama Story”

By Daniel Skora In 1959, with the Civil Rights Movement about to hit fever pitch in America, the depiction in a children’s picture book of a wedding between a black rabbit and a white rabbit caused a minor uproar in the segregated state of Alabama. The book, “The Rabbits’ Wedding” by author/illustrator Garth Williams, could … More Of Rabbits and Segregation in Theatre Company’s “Alabama Story”

“Dinner” Served Up in a Bowl of Laughs at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora Ten years ago, when the Tipping Point Theatre first opened its doors to theatergoers in Northville and Southeastern Michigan, they knew it was important to start with a production that would not only have broad appeal but would showcase the attention to detail that patrons would expect from future shows. For their … More “Dinner” Served Up in a Bowl of Laughs at Tipping Point

Peter Pan’s Formative Years Come to Life at the Open Book

By Daniel Skora The Open Book Theatre Company is now the newest professional theatre in the Downriver area, beginning its third season in their new home in Trenton. The black box theatre located at 1621 West Road seats eighty and occupies a space that was once two separate storefronts. The first production in their new … More Peter Pan’s Formative Years Come to Life at the Open Book

A “Really Really” Intense Look at the Me Generation

By Daniel Skora Before the stage lights brighten, you get a flavor for what actually took place the night before the play actually begins. Shadowy figures enter the darkened stage, which was initially the simple but spotless living area of an apartment. The shadowy figures proceed to trash the set with empty beer cans, plastic … More A “Really Really” Intense Look at the Me Generation

Poets Engage in Personal Relationship through Letters

By Daniel Skora Theatre Nova is currently presenting “Dear Elizabeth”, a play based on the correspondence between two 20th century American poets, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop. In their exchange of letters, which continued for some thirty years, the two carried on a relationship that was filled with mutual love and respect. Though the themes … More Poets Engage in Personal Relationship through Letters