From Ann Arbor Civic Theatre comes a classic take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but without all the existential angst. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, written by Tom Stoppard and directed by David Widmayer, tells the backstory of the misadventures of the two hapless couriers as the events of Shakespeare’s great drama unfold, mostly off-stage. Their musings on life, death, reality, and fate as they interact with among the most well-known characters in literary history will leave audiences in stitches. Runs Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.