March 22 2018
Walking into the theater, one observes Bob Nees’ intricate set design, a highly convincing Victorian-era sitting room. Exotic set dressing by Carol Ferris and unique properties provided by Sharon...
March 22 2018
The title “Broke-ology” is explained up front as the study and science of being broke and, in this case, black. The play, however, is also about a whole lot more than that
March 8 2018
Emily Clark is Carol Gelling, a burned-out, overwrought farmer in Blackhawk, Wisconsin, who discovers the calf while walking her small acreage. A flood of phone calls and visitors ensue, based on a photo...
March 8 2018
She pulls together main stage, black box, and summer stage productions at Lansing Community College, and this doesn’t count the LCC dance and music productions, nor her immersion as a co-founder...
Feb. 28 2018
Imagine condensing and collapsing the entire modern history of Flint into a dark, blue-collar slice-of- life story about two families struggling with abject poverty
Feb. 22 2018
“Let the Right One In” has a large cast of supporting characters, including the three bullies, played to form by Quinn Kelly, Dylan Storm and Richard Kopitsch, and a school gym teacher played...
Feb. 8 2018
At Williamston Theatre, playwrite Joseph Zettlemaier invites us back in time, to a cleverly reconstructed era, Rome, Italy 1659 A.D. There, a battered and bruised Contessa shows up at an under-the-table...
Dec. 7 2017
Enter Bob, aka Dr. David Steinberg (Michael Lopetrone), an occasionally employed actor who doubles as an escort for older ladies. He’s not Jewish, but it turns out he’s a pretty good actor,...
Nov. 9 2017
The juxtaposition of this serene and peaceful set with the oppositional razzmatazz of the feverous, dervish-like opening dance is accompanied by a threeman thunderstorm of riotous, agitated, klezmer-esque...
Oct. 19 2017
‘Gidion’s Knot’ appeals to the head, but tugs at the heart strings Devotees of serious drama can approach Ixion Theater’s “Gidion’s Knot” with the certain knowledge...
Oct. 5 2017
LCC’s ‘Coyote’ is a deep dive into death row “Coyote on a Fence,” now playing at Lansing Community College’s Black Box Theatre, is a sliceof-life drama that follows...
Sept. 21 2017
You might think...‘She Loves Me’ delightfully excites “She Loves Me” is a third adaptation of the Hungarian playwright Miklós Lászlo’s 1936 stage play “Parfumerie.”...
Aug. 10 2017
‘The Tropical Pickle’ performs tantalizingly Now showing at the Over the Ledge Theatre Co.’s summer home at the Ledges Playhouse is — drumroll please — Jeff Daniels’...
May 31 2017
She owns the stage. Terry Heck is “Prof ” in John Murrel’s “Taking Shakespeare,” the latest production to hit the stage at Williamston Theatre
April 26 2017
They say it takes a village to raise a child; maybe it takes two directors to tackle such an interesting quasi-musical production
April 19 2017
Maybe a baseball analogy will help us here. It’s hard to imagine hitting a home run when the count is no balls and two strikes, and you’ve already fouled off a few good pitches
April 6 2017
“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” — or maybe not
April 5 2017
You may not want to take a first date to see “1984.” But your soon-to-be voting, nearly 18-year-old son or daughter? No question
Feb. 22 2017
The structure of a stage play, the skeleton, if you will, often informs the audience as to what it is about to see. “Superior Donuts,” now playing at Riverwalk Theatre, has good bones