Pretending to be something you’re not for affection is a pretty constant thing in society, and that's exactly what the coming-to-age upper-class Kate does in She Stoops to Conquer. She goes the opposite direction from the norm — pretending to be poor, so a wealthy Londoner takes notice of her. The problem with her suitor, Charles, is that he can't talk to women in his class because he becomes nervous, but he's quite the opposite around the lower-class ladies. Kate plans to pose as a maid when Charles visits, but a wrench is thrown in the plan when the suitor gets lost and ends up at a pub. He unknowingly meets his sweetheart-to-be's brother, who has a little practical joke up his sleeve. The play screens live from London at The Michigan Theater on Wednesday, April 11 as part of the National Theatre Live series. 7pm. Students $12, adults $22. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.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.