Winds of War and Financial Ruin Accompany the Snow Geese at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora War changes everything, including the fortunes of the Gaesling Family in playwright Sharr White’s drama “The Snow Geese”, currently having its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre. “The Snow Geese” opened on Broadway in 2013, but in style and manner it harkens back to the formal plays of Chekov and Ibsen. The … More Winds of War and Financial Ruin Accompany the Snow Geese at Meadow Brook

“Poison” Goes Down Exceptionally Well at Williamston

By Daniel Skora Williamston Theatre is presenting the World Premiere of “Our Lady of Poison”, Michigan playwright Joseph Zettelmaier’s latest play. The drama, set in Rome in the year 1659, tells the story of three women caught up in an intrigue involving love and murder. Giulia Tofana (Janet Haley) is an apothecary who, besides providing … More “Poison” Goes Down Exceptionally Well at Williamston

“Flint” Mixes Reality with Drama at Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora Flint Michigan was once a vital and vibrant part of the USA’s automobile empire. In whole or in part, Buicks, Chevys and Cadillacs rolled off the assembly line to supply our nation’s transportation needs. But in the years leading up to the millennium, not only did the kind of vehicles desired by … More “Flint” Mixes Reality with Drama at Purple Rose

Life and Loves of Emilie Du Chatelet at Open Book

By Daniel Skora Emilie Du Chatelet was a woman ahead of her time. In an era of male stalwarts, her femininity was unique among the eighteenth century scientific community. Mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, she made considerable contributions to every endeavor she undertook. Two hundred and sixty years after its publication, her translation of Newton’s Mathematical … More Life and Loves of Emilie Du Chatelet at Open Book

Life Happens, Repeatedly, at Outvisible Theatre

By Daniel Skora Much of what comes to be known as science often begins with the word fiction attached to it. Writers like H.G. Wells and Jules Vern first wrote about space travel (“The First Men in the Moon”), ships that sailed beneath the sea (“20,000 Leagues Beneath the Sea”, and discs that talked when … More Life Happens, Repeatedly, at Outvisible Theatre

36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook

By Daniel Skora You’ve got to be good to last 36 years, and Meadow Brook’s production of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”, currently celebrating its 36th season, is better than good. It’s a great show, an audience pleaser filled with memorable scenes and superb production values, and the perfect complement to anyone’s holiday … More 36 Years of “Carol”ing at Meadow Brook