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
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.