Theatre NOVA premieres ‘The Stone Witch’ Through Nov. 11

BTL Staff
By | 2018-11-07T16:31:22-05:00 November 7th, 2018|Ann Arbor, Neighborhoods|

ANN ARBOR – Theatre NOVA is a professional theater in Ann Arbor’s that focuses exclusively on new plays and playwrights, and since mid-October it’s been performing “The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman. Available to see through Nov. 11, it focuses on Simon Grindberg, “the world’s most illustrious children’s book writer.”
“Extraordinary art must be tamed,” Grindberg says. But, holed up in a remote cabin with his next masterpiece a decade overdue, it’s not clear who is the master and who is the servant. When Peter Chandler, a starving artist with literary aspirations of his own, is hired to help “The Great Man” finish his project, an unlikely friendship ensues, haunting secrets emerge and the lines of reality begin to blur. Ultimately, both men must face the terrifying beast dwelling in the dark forest, in a struggle for their artistry, their sanity and their souls.
The play is directed by Nancy Kammer, and features Dennis Kleinsmith, Ethan Kankula and Diane Hill. The production team includes Forrest Hejkal (scenic design), Jeff Alder (lighting design), Harper Wildern (art projection) Haley Cook (costume design), Carla Milarch (sound design) and Alona Shewach (stage manager).
“The Stone Witch” will run October 19 through November 11, 2018, at Theatre NOVA located at 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor. Tickets are $22, and Theatre NOVA makes pay-what-you-can tickets available for those who need them. Go online for more information at TheatreNOVA.org or call 734-635-8450.

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