Recession Presages a “Skeleton Crew” at Detroit Public

By Daniel Skora It’s a tough job working in a Detroit auto plant. The work is arduous, the noise assailing, and the line a relentless parade of mind-numbing monotony. But it pays the bills, sometimes just barely, and it’s certainly better than the alternative, which is no job at all. Detroit Public Theatre is presenting … More Recession Presages a “Skeleton Crew” at Detroit Public

A “Lesson” Learned the Hard Way at Yellow Barn

By Daniel Skora For sixty continuous years, Eugene Ionesco’s “The Lesson” (La Leçon) has been playing to sold out audiences at the Theatre de la Huchette in Paris’ Left Bank. But there’s no reason to learn French or spend money on an expensive trip to France to be able to enjoy one of the finest … More A “Lesson” Learned the Hard Way at Yellow Barn

Love, Loss, and Longing at The Open Book

By Daniel Skora The organismal state, characterized by a capacity for metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction, when exposed to substantive verities which are both unpleasant and repellant in their realization, create in their manifestation cognitive susceptibilities which serve to undermine feelings of euphoria in their host. Put more simply, life sucks. The above … More Love, Loss, and Longing at The Open Book

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