National Theater Live is a ground breaking project by the National Theatre out of the U.K. which broadcasts the best British theatre performances straight from the stage to cinema screens around the world. On Sunday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 10, the Michigan Theater in conjunction with National Theater Live will show an encore performance of 'The Audience', a ground breaking new play written by Peter Morgan and starring Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. The play, which is rebroadcast from a performance at London's Gielgud Theatre on June 13, recreates the Queen's secret meetings with her prime ministers over her sixty year tenure at Buckingham Palace. This play breaks the contract of silence and gives an inside look at the inner workings of royal politics. 7pm. Michigan Theater, 603 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org -GMK
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.