Theater actors can spend entire careers dissolving into different roles by becoming chameleons of their trade, but The New Theatre Project’s upcoming performance encourages self-expression. Everyman Project, inspired by fifteenth century theater, dusts off the old medieval morality issues and freshens them with the personal stories, troubles and triumphs of the NTP’s Ann Arbor troupe, breathing new life into the benefit of good deeds. April 26-May 12. Pot & Box, 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor. 734-368-2130. www.thenewtheatreproject.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