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
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.