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
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.