Gender Bender Gives and Gets Big Laughs at Theatre Nova

By Daniel Skora Elvis has left the building, and this time maybe for good. The crowds at Cleo’s have been staying away in droves and Eddie, the bar’s owner, is left with no choice but to fire the Elvis impersonator who has been providing the entertainment. He has sent for his cousin who has an … More Gender Bender Gives and Gets Big Laughs at Theatre Nova

Golf and Secrets Keep “Ladies Foursome” Busy at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora Perhaps no sport provides as much time and opportunity for conversation among its participants as does golf. A round of 18 holes can easily take more than four hours to complete, and what with waiting for the foursome ahead of you to clear and time spent walking the course or riding in … More Golf and Secrets Keep “Ladies Foursome” Busy at Tipping Point

“Vino Veritas” Serves Up a Spirited Truth at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora Honesty may not always be the best policy in real life, what with the feelings of other people a necessary consideration. But if comedy is your goal, requiring everyone to tell the truth is a great premise for bringing out the laughs. Purple Rose Theatre is presenting David MacGregor’s “Vino Veritas”, which, … More “Vino Veritas” Serves Up a Spirited Truth at Purple Rose

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

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

Going “Barefoot in the Park” an Issue at The Dio

By Daniel Skora “There are two kinds of people”, says Corie Bratter as she lectures her husband Paul during the first big argument of their barely one week old marriage. “There are doers and there are watchers…” she declares, “…and I’m a doer and you’re a watcher”. And something Corie is capable of doing that … More Going “Barefoot in the Park” an Issue at The Dio

Laundry, Sexy and Otherwise, Gets Aired at Tipping Point

By Daniel Skora There were many journeys – physical, spiritual, temporal, and mystical – that T.S. Elliot had in mind when he wrote these words for his famous poem “Four Quartets” : And the end of all our exploring /  Will be to arrive where we started  / And know the place for the first … More Laundry, Sexy and Otherwise, Gets Aired at Tipping Point