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
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