Redbud Productions is set to perform A Small Fire, the critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway play by award-winning playwright Adam Bock, on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at the Kerrytown Concert House. The play, which was nominated for Best Play of 2011 as well as several other Drama Desk Awards, is about the delicate and intertwining nature of familial relationships and how love endures even through the unexpected. Construction firm owner Emily Bridges (Cassie Mann) runs a flourishing business, is married to an HR manager (Tim Grimes) and has a daughter who is about to be wed. Tensions escalate when Emily confesses to her employee that she hates her fiance and is determined to stop the wedding, but when the unexpected happens, she must re-examine what she values most. May 31 & June 1. 8pm. $15 students & seniors, $20 adults. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Ave. 734-769-2999. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com—JS
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