As a computer scientist working for NASA who directed the team that created the navigation software for the Apollo program, Margaret Hamilton was one of the key figures to enable mankind to set foot on the moon. A new original play, Coding to the Moon: Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions, will bring Hamilton’s story
What turns young men, viewing pages on the internet, into radical soldiers ready to terrorize people they’ve never met? That question is at the heart of the fascinating docu-play The Believers Are But Brothers, which begins a four-day run at the Arthur Miller Theater on January 22. A multimedia tour-de-force, down to messages sent to
Saturday Night Live alum Tim Meadows brings his comedic act to The Blind Pig. Perhaps best known for his character “The Ladies Man,” in both the SNL skit and movie of the same title, Meadows earned his improv chops at Chicago’s Second City with Chris Farley, then went on to join the SNL cast for
A musical incarnation of what’s been called “hillbilly Pink Floyd” and “surreal Americana” all over the festival circuit through US, the UK and Canada.
Angelo Parra’s hit 2001 Off-Broadway musical premieres in Michigan. Set on the evening of her death in 1937, Bessie Smith holds court in a gin joint as she muses about her life and career as a cultural icon in a deeply segregated society.
Bessie Smith was one helluva gal, and K. Edmonds does her legacy justice in a raucous, gin joint-style tribute to the pioneering Empress of the Blues.