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The buzz about ‘Extremities’

Review February 09, 2013
One sure way to know a psychological thriller is succeeding is to have its patrons move back a row during intermission to get away from... Continue Reading

Piecing together the relics of tragedy

Review February 08, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Metro Detroit is no stranger to low-budget, guerrilla theater, which thrives on low overhead and creative repurposing of abundant vacant spaces. Add... Continue Reading

‘Asher Lev’ explores the price of individuality

Review February 05, 2013
Each of the narrative arts tells a story in a different way. Adaptations are a mixed bag; some are successful, many are less so. Aaron... Continue Reading

A sexy, raunchy comedy for girls’ night out

Review January 31, 2013
  It would seem axiomatic that, in order to enjoy a parody, one must have at least a passing acquaintance with the source material. It... Continue Reading

Cheaters sometimes prosper

Review January 27, 2013
As a biology student at the U of M, I found the names "Watson and Crick" paired like Laurel and Hardy or cookies and cream.... Continue Reading

Dating woes done comic: Even fizzle sizzles

Review January 27, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Playwright Norm Foster had one specific meaning in mind for the title of his comedy "Looking": the stigmatized, desperation-rank practice of actively... Continue Reading

Live! From Hamtramck! It’s ‘Lambert Street!’

Review January 20, 2013
  Now for something completely different, Planet Ant Theatre hosts two episodes of the Detroit Broadcasting Company's "Lambert Street," a proposed Internet-based, TV sitcom. The... Continue Reading

Get ready to be ‘Conned’

Review January 19, 2013
By Dana Casadei Plays and musicals often contain three essentials: characters, plot and a set. Some are simple, others elaborate a la "West Side Story"... Continue Reading

‘In order to begin, one first must start’

Review January 19, 2013
But where does one start to describe "The Meaning of Almost Everything?" Shall we begin with the basics? It's a new comedy by actor and... Continue Reading

Building foundations of song and story

Review January 19, 2013
By Carolyn Hayes Times are always changing; old is always begrudgingly giving way to new. The tools of today's digitally driven music industry might be... Continue Reading

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