June 9 2010
I began my research at Club Xcel. The Male Review tradition began 17 years ago when Xcel was a gay bar called Paradise, and it continued under the current ownership of Tom Donell even as the club became...
May 26 2010
While Studio 1210 in Old Town makes a nice art gallery, its limitations in lighting and its lack of a backstage make it a challenging venue for a play. Shortly into the work, however, emotional immediacy...
May 19 2010
Martavius Nelson (Derek Ovenshire) is on trial for assaulting attorney Sean Ruby (Tim Cody), the executor of Nelson’s mother’s estate. The play asks the audience to weigh illegal but justifiable...
April 7 2010
The plot of Williamston Theatre’s latest offering, “It Came From Mars,” takes a standard screwball comedy plot and elevates it slightly into the realm of a meta-comedy. It came...
March 31 2010
Organizers Ben and Katie Corr are humble but passionate about their current project: to bring a modern-day vaudeville show to the Lansing area. The April 2 show at the Hannah Community Center is the third...
March 24 2010
In the blood, in the dirt, in the gutter — it’s all the same for the protagonist of “In the Blood,” a Second Stage production of Michigan State University’s Department of...
Feb. 24 2010
It is an ambitious goal to stage an intense work like David Mamet’s “American Buffalo” with a cast of college students. Yet it works, thanks to the combination of the intimacy of Lansing...

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