Desk and Marriage Filled with “Clutter” at Theatre Nova

By Daniel Skora Clutter, when it’s of the physical kind, can often be easily taken care of with the simple swipe of a hand across a desk, which is exactly what happens at one point in “Clutter”, the current presentation of Theatre Nova. But there is another kind of clutter harder to manage than stacks … More Desk and Marriage Filled with “Clutter” at Theatre Nova

Sibling Rivalry Seeks “True West” at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora There are plenty of opposing forces at work in Sam Shepard’s classic 1980 drama/dark comedy “True West”, currently being presented at Tipping Point Theatre. The play is filled with contradictions: kindness vs. brutality; order vs. disarray; truth vs. dishonesty; real vs. imagined; and compassion vs. cruelty. Giving life to those contradictions, Shepard … More Sibling Rivalry Seeks “True West” at Tipping Point

Silk Bonnet Requires “Capital” at Detroit Rep

By Daniel Skora Take the social, economical and philosophical ramblings of Karl Marx, a misdirected letter from Charles Dickens to his lawyer, and the yearnings of a soon-to-be young woman for a silk bonnet and you have the makings of “Capital”, the enjoyably amusing and often hilarious comedy currently being presented by the Detroit Repertory … More Silk Bonnet Requires “Capital” at Detroit Rep

No Forgiveness for “Tom Durnin” at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora Honesty is the best policy, but there’s not much of that going around among members of the Durnin family. Neither is there compassion, nor kindness, nor the kind of support that you would expect among family members when difficult times occur. Tom Durnin has just returned from prison and it’s the reaction … More No Forgiveness for “Tom Durnin” at Meadow Brook

“Circus 1903” Makes Time Travel Stop at The Fisher

By Daniel Skora “The circus is in town…the circus is in town!” and not only has it stopped at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, it’s traveled all the way from the year 1903. 1903 was one of those years from the Golden Age of circuses and “Circus 1903” is filled with traditional circus entertainment all done with … More “Circus 1903” Makes Time Travel Stop at The Fisher

Meeting of the Minds Plays Out at Open Book

By Daniel Skora Who better to choose for your subjects if you’re dealing with the seemingly contradictory disciplines of science and the arts than Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso. They were contemporaries who reached the pinnacle of success in their respective professions during the 20th Century. The Open Book Theatre is currently presenting “Picasso at … More Meeting of the Minds Plays Out at Open Book