It’s true — terribly violent stories make some of the best theater. In 1990 convicted murder and renowned prison poet Jack Unterweger was released due to a pardon, one issued by the Austrian president at the insistence of the Viennese literati. His rehab didn’t go so well, but it usually doesn’t when you kill 11 prostitutes in your first two years of freedom. Academy Award nominee John Malkovich, backed by a 40-piece chamber orchestra and two sopranos, makes his UMS debut as Unterweger’s ghost — sharing striking, delusional and scattered memories in The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer on October 1. $10-$75. 8pm. University of Michigan, Hill Auditorium. 734-764-2538. www.ums.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.