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.
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