Theater actors can spend entire careers dissolving into different roles by becoming chameleons of their trade, but The New Theatre Project’s upcoming performance encourages self-expression. Everyman Project, inspired by fifteenth century theater, dusts off the old medieval morality issues and freshens them with the personal stories, troubles and triumphs of the NTP’s Ann Arbor troupe, breathing new life into the benefit of good deeds. April 26-May 12. Pot & Box, 220 Felch St., Ann Arbor. 734-368-2130. www.thenewtheatreproject.org.
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.