Detroit’s Summer of ’67 Recounted at the Matrix

By Daniel Skora We mark our days by the calendar, and the days turn into weeks turn into months turn into years. Milestones and occasions of significant import are marked by anniversaries, allowing us to look back and reflect on events which have greatly affected our lives. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of what … More Detroit’s Summer of ’67 Recounted at the Matrix

“Romeo and Juliet” are Star-Crossed at Little Door Theatre

By Daniel Skora It’s one of the newest small theatres in the area, and though it may call itself the Little Door Theatre, its productions so far have been nothing but big at heart. On the back end of their first full season, the Little Door has performed plays by Shakespeare, Chekov, and Wilde, as … More “Romeo and Juliet” are Star-Crossed at Little Door Theatre

Scandal Alters Political and Parental Courses at DPT

By Daniel Skora The story, as it begins, seems a familiar one. A powerful man with a public persona, personal appetites, and a wife and family tucked safely back home has a rather naïve young woman brought up to his hotel room. The man is Robert Aarons, a senator who’s been out barnstorming the country … More Scandal Alters Political and Parental Courses at DPT

Disability, Guns, and a Sting Play Out at Puzzle Piece

By Daniel Skora DD, as he’s called by everyone except his grandmother, did not always have the mind of a boy. As a teenager, he was intelligent and filled with a youthful vigor. But when he was fifteen, an automobile accident changed everything. His mental capabilities regressed and his intellectual and social development slowed to … More Disability, Guns, and a Sting Play Out at Puzzle Piece

1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

By Daniel Skora George Orwell may very well yet be proven right: governments may come to control not only our every action but our thought processes as well. What he didn’t get right was that freedom dies slowly, and his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, which was published in 1949, gave the process leading to total control … More 1984 + 101 Equals Frightening Future at Williamston

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