“After the critics got together late last spring to determine the nominees and the winners, one of the things that really surprised us was how evenly distributed the winners were.”
However, this is what I love about Planet Ant: they don’t pretend to be anything they aren’t. They’re not Second City.
“Henry V” is compelling on many levels. It is a war story, a coming-of-age story and the story of cultures clashing.
“BoxFest Detroit” is an annual theater festival that showcases the talents of women directors.
It is a romp filled with slapstick, juvenile antics, boyish tussles all made even sillier when faced with the more sophisticated beauty of the fairer sex.
The result of the passionate acting and fine direction is the presentation of a classic work free of any cobwebs, one whose story offers as much to ponder now as it did when Shaw first presented it a century ago.
But farce has more gimmicks up its non-existent sleeve – bawdy humor and a happy ending. What more can one ask?
Even though the meaning of tradition changes throughout “Fiddler On The Roof,” the love Tevye feels for his family doesn’t and neither does the audiences love for this show.
With storytelling that re-imagines what is possible in live performance, Puzzle Piece Theatre doesn’t plan on being run-of-the-mill.
Playing a testosterone-charged Jo with five-o’clock-shadow and bare, unshaven legs, the character’s sexual ambiguity – on top of cross-dressing – is parody at its best.