Awkward family behavior is great when you’re not in the middle, so join the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre for their latest production, Hay Fever. The 1924 Noel Coward classic follows the eccentrically artistic Bliss family through a weekend of turning on each other and creeping out their guests. Each of the four family members invites a friend, but after a few days of weird games, flirting and self-indulgence, all the guests bolt, without even gaining the attention of the big-headed host family. Every close family has an odd bond, but these guys take it to the next level. May 5-8. 8pm Thur-Sat, 2pm Sun. $10-$22. Arthur Miller Theatre, University of Michigan Campus. www.a2ct.org. 734-971-0605.
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.