Foreign humanitarian workers are faced with a tough decision when violence breaks out—leave, and secure their own safety, or hold their ground, and face possible death. Of Gods and Men, which opens at the Michigan Theater on Friday, April 22, focuses on a society of peaceful monks in Algeria facing an oncoming whirlwind of murder. After a group of foreign workers are massacred by extremists, tensions arise forcing the monks to either leave their lifestyle behind or let the hand of fate deal out what it may. $9. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8397. www.michtheater.org.
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their