Nov. 8 2018
Remember the draft? Many, of course, do not. It was abolished in 1973. What does it do to the mind of a young man, 18 to 22 years old, to be informed you were going to war in Vietnam? A war no one declared,...
Oct. 25 2018
Becker, who is in late mid-life, is loosely in charge of the group. He suffers stoically through the horrendous consequences of a gut wrenching back story. He has a son imprisoned for murder, a quagmire...
Oct. 17 2018
Jeff Daniels is not just any man, nor is his artistic director Guy Sanville. Together, they have concocted a laughable romp through the secret lives of Midwestern homemakers, whose main claim to fame is...
Oct. 4 2018
Hired at Harvard to do nothing more than be a “computer,” mapping the stars to create an inventory of all there is in the night sky, Leavitt develops a series of hypotheses relating to the...
Sept. 13 2018
Ixion Theatre Ensemble's new production opens to a dark desolate room where a woman is scattering a fresh circle of chalk dust around a tiny portion of a minuscule stage. We are informed in the program...
Aug. 9 2018
Daniel’s words in this opening number are crisp. Wanda (Rachel Mender) delivers them furiously, while her sister Norma (Kat Cooper) busily makes dozens of peanut butter balls for Father Harvey’s...
July 12 2018
A well-worn, waxed and polished plank factory floor bears a faded inscription, “Loose lips sink ships.” It invites us to the story of the women of World War II who built B-52 bombers at a plant...
June 21 2018
Whoop-whoop-whoop! A bevy of boisterous female beauties sitting immediately in front of me, hooting and holler ing, set the tone for Saturday night’s performance of Owosso Community Players’...
June 7 2018
The title “Out of Orbit” suggests an object on an unintentional elliptical path, out of sync with expectations, doomed to crash and burn.Emily Sutton-Smith is Sara, jet propulsion scientist...
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May 30 2018
The title “Out of Orbit” suggests an object on an unintentional elliptical path, out-of-sync with expectations, doomed to crash and burn
April 27 2018
Out of the dustbin crypt of literary history, a witty new superhero phoenix takes flight. Ladies and gentlemen, I present “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear,” now playing...
April 26 2018
Director Tom Ferris is more of an impresario than a director, having been nudged by Riverwalk’s Sandy Norton to check out the script. He then embarked on a year-long journey of finding a cast of...
April 26 2018
Spring has arrived and along with it, the latest Owosso Community Players big musical, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” written by famous Russian novelist Anton Chekov Wait. This is not...
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...