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
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This thoughtful mini-retrospective of the artist’s work traces his visual journey as an African American contemporary artist from the 1970’s until today.