Plenty of Room for Hopes and Dreams in the “Doublewide” at Williamston

By Daniel Skora The Starkeys live in a doublewide, one of those prefab homes that gives those who dwell within several hundred additional square feet of living space even while providing a more discriminating way of making it known to friends and acquaintances that the place they call home is but a mere trailer. Doublewide … More Plenty of Room for Hopes and Dreams in the “Doublewide” at Williamston

Dauphin Island Beckons at Detroit Rep

By Daniel Skora Dauphin Island is a resort area located on the Gulf Coast at the southern tip of Alabama. With beautiful beaches and plenty of tourist attractions, the island is a prosperous community where vacationers come to enjoy the subtropical climate and the island’s numerous historical attractions. “Dauphin Island” is also the name of … More Dauphin Island Beckons at Detroit Rep

“Good People” make for Good Friends at Open Book

By Daniel Skora There are any number of large themes running through David Lindsay-Abaire’s play about a middle-aged woman from South Boston’s Lower End who’s been down-on her luck for so long it’s become hard for her to imagine there are any paths left that lead upward. Some of those deal with class, race, and … More “Good People” make for Good Friends at Open Book

Love and Science Collide in “Smart Love” at The Purple Rose

By Daniel Skora The flash of lightning and the deep rumble of thunder that open “Smart Love”, the current presentation of The Purple Rose Theatre, at first hardly seem necessary. It never bothers to rain, and the sense of foreboding that usually comes with stormy weather doesn’t quite fit a play that begins with a … More Love and Science Collide in “Smart Love” at The Purple Rose

“DOT” Fluctuates Between Clear and Cloudy at DPT

By Daniel Skora Her given name is Dorothy, but it’s been shortened first to Dotty, now to Dot. Though it may just be a coincidence, the reduction that’s happened to Dorothy’s name is much like the reduction that’s happening to her mind. Dorothy has Alzheimer’s, and all those qualities that once made her a wonderfully … More “DOT” Fluctuates Between Clear and Cloudy at DPT

it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season

By Daniel Skora One of the disadvantages of writing for a newspaper is that much of what the reader sees and reads of an author’s work has been determined by someone other than the person who wrote the article. Word count, positioning, availability of space for pictures, deadlines, the title that goes above the review, … More it’s All Theatre’s Best of the 2015/16 Season