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Review: 'Boston Marriage' Everything and everyone has a price in Mamet comedy at The Network Theatergoers familiar with the work of playwright David Mamet might be somewhat wary as they sit and wait for "Boston Marriage" to begin at Ann Arbor's [...]

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Review: 'Henry IV, Part 1' Hilberry stages 'spot on' production of Shakespeare history play I usually don't pay much attention to the people sitting around me when I'm out and about reviewing shows – unless they're cute, of course – but last [...]

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Performance Network scores big time with Kim Carney comedy It's a scene that takes place in thousands of households throughout the state once each football season: A sports-crazed family gathers together in front of their large screen television, [...]

No longer a virgin: Icarus Falling

Why do people like to go to the theater? Although experts have debated that question ad nauseum throughout the centuries, Icarus Falling's Artistic Director Jeff Croff thinks he knows the answer – and it's really quite simple: "Because we all like [...]

Round One: Garcia vs. Dobson & Phelps

When local playwright and LGBT activist Antonio David Garcia gets mad, he doesn't just sit around bitching and complaining – he gets creative. So when Christian fundamentalists first blamed gays and lesbians for 9-11 – and later – Hurricane Katrina, [...]

Genders Bend in Unique, Gay-themed 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

Two couples walk into a bar. Yes, that's a familiar opening to many a tale, but when the couples are Hermia and Lysander and Helena and Demetrius, and the bar is a gay nightclub with Puck as the shot boy, then Slipstream Theatre Initiative's [...]

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Review: 'The Dybbuk for Two People' Love inhabits center stage in spirited production at JET There was a moment early in the opening night performance of "The Dybbuk for Two People" at the Jewish Ensemble Theatre where I thought I was totally out [...]

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Review: 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' Wacky "wedding" invites the audience to share the fun 'Tis the season once again when families gather for traditional celebrations, only to end up too close, like ingredients in a pressure cooker. Nothing can take [...]

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Review: 'Over the Tavern' Bless me, Father, for I have laughed: BoarsHead opens season with irreverent family comedy "God could learn a few things from Ed Sullivan," 12-year-old Rudy Pazinski tells his dad at the conclusion of "Over the Tavern," [...]

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Tidbits from here and there Stratford Festival's 2004 season announced STRATFORD, ONT – Six Shakespeare plays, along with seven other productions, will be mounted at the Stratford Festival of Canada in 2004 as Artistic Director Richard Monette [...]

Michigan Opera Theatre begins season with 'A Masked Ball'

DETROIT – The Michigan Opera Theatre opens its 2003-04 Season of Love with the company premiere of Giuseppe Verdi's dramatic tale of fatal love, "A Masked Ball." The long-awaited production of "A Masked Ball" is scheduled for six performances, Oct. [...]

Teen Actors Are Totally Convincing In 'BFs!'

Maxim Vinogradov (Brad) and Jackson Abohasira (Jack) star in the coming-of age tale "BFs!" at Slipstream Theatre Initiative in Hazel Park. Photo: STI I have to hand it to the young actors who are currently starring in "BFs!" – the impressive [...]