Composure Succumbs to “Carnage” at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora The Purple Rose is presenting “God of Carnage”, a show that’s become both a theatrical treasure and an audience favorite. The play, written by Yasmina Reza and translated from the French by Christopher Hampton, tells the story of two sets of parents who meet to resolve a playground altercation involving their sons. … More Composure Succumbs to “Carnage” at Purple Rose

Audience Solves Murder Mystery at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora For a play that’s billed as the longest running show in America, “Shear Madness” remains relatively unknown in these parts. Perhaps it’s because no one wants to admit that a play that has no social conscience, no political agenda, no axe to grind or angst to worry over can actually be something … More Audience Solves Murder Mystery at Meadow Brook

Political Beliefs Ripe for a “Taming” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora In 2016, Lauren Gunderson was the most produced living playwright in America…and with good reason. Her plays are witty, intellectually stimulating, and contain strong female characters. As far as theatres are concerned, they’ve a practical side too. A good many of her plays are written for a cast of two to four … More Political Beliefs Ripe for a “Taming” at Williamston

Friendly Skies Even Friendlier Over Northville

By Daniel Skora It’s not often you find a man who can have his cake and eat it too. Bernard is an affluent architect living in Paris. He’s got a fabulous apartment and contact with an insider at the International Airport. The apartment has provided him with a comfortable and stylish lifestyle. The insider has … More Friendly Skies Even Friendlier Over Northville

Revolution Inspires Women at Theatre Nova

By Daniel Skora The winds of revolt blew over France for a decade (1789–1799), bringing with them social and political upheaval and justice administered by the blade of a guillotine. During that time, the monarchy fell. The clergy lost much of their influence. And liberté, fraternité, and égalité became the cry of the land. Theatre … More Revolution Inspires Women at Theatre Nova

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