The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre is bringing back a play which made it's world premier at the Purple Rose Theatre. Leaving Iowa, by Tom Clue and Spike Manton, is a story of reconciliation as middle-aged writer Don Browning goes on a journey through Iowa to find a place to spread his father's ashes. He has to come to terms with his father's passing, his own history and his future course for his future. This production is directed by Michael Schacherbauer and runs May 3-6. Thursday-Saturday, 8pm;Sunday, 2pm. $8-$20. Arthur Miller Theatre, 1226 Murfin Ave. 734-971-0605. www.a2ct.org
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.