From Ann Arbor Civic Theatre comes a classic take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but without all the existential angst. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, written by Tom Stoppard and directed by David Widmayer, tells the backstory of the misadventures of the two hapless couriers as the events of Shakespeare’s great drama unfold, mostly off-stage. Their musings on life, death, reality, and fate as they interact with among the most well-known characters in literary history will leave audiences in stitches. Runs Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13.
Platonic soulmates and a pitch-perfect cast By Emily Slomovits When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a romantic one. And indeed, in much of pop culture and entertainment, romantic relationships are given the primary focus and are considered the ones to strive for. But in Welcome to Paradise, The Purple Rose
After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.