Encore Michigan

Detroit Rep’s world premiere ‘Williston’ probes the slag of corporate life

Review June 09, 2019
DETROIT, Mich.–In corporate America, things and people are rarely what they seem. It's a bloodsport of survival, fear, attack, politics and strategizing how you are... Continue Reading

Enter Stage Right performs…gasp…’I Hate Hamlet’

Review June 09, 2019
PORT HURON, Mich.–Everyone loves Shakespeare, right? I mean, what person with a brain, or a heart, doesn’t appreciate the greatest English language playwright ever.  [pause]... Continue Reading

STI’s ‘Gross Indecency’ honors Oscar Wilde and Pride Month

Review June 09, 2019
FERNDALE, Mich.—Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, by Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project), is Slipstream Theatre Initiative’s moving contribution to Pride Month. Kaufman’s... Continue Reading

Barn Does Disaster Redux To Open Season

Review June 06, 2019
The Barn Theatre sold out its run of Disaster last September, so it decided to open its new season with the show with some different... Continue Reading

‘Funnyman’ touches the funny bone and heart

Review June 04, 2019
NORTHVILLE, Mich.–“It’s tragedy! We have to laugh. When things are horrible, what else do we have?” Brandy Joe Plambeck as Playwright Victor La Plant yells... Continue Reading

Wilde Theatre’s ‘Leaving Iowa’ comes home in Brighton

Review June 03, 2019
BRIGHTON, Mich.–As soon as the temperatures start to increase and the days get longer, the unofficial start of summer begins with the new summer theatrical... Continue Reading

‘The It Girl’ provides a frothy trip to the ’20s at Meadow Brook

Review June 02, 2019
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich.–The It Girl, the season-closer currently playing at Meadow Brook Theatre, is a summery confection, silly and sweet, the whipped cream topping on... Continue Reading

‘Songs About Stuff’ at Flint Rep hits Pleasant Gen X music

Review June 02, 2019
FLINT, Mich.–Generation X is somewhat of a lost generation—dwarfed in numbers by the generations on either side of it–its voice always too quiet to make... Continue Reading

As You Like It Comes To Detroit

Review May 31, 2019
GROSSE POINTE, Mich.— The Forest of Arden has been transplanted to the east side of Detroit, thanks to Portable Folio Productions’ staging of As You... Continue Reading

A2 Pulp: Kill Move Paradise at Theatre Nova

Other Voices May 29, 2019
By Hugh Gallagher ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Sometimes it seems like every few days a black American is gunned down by a police officer. They are often... Continue Reading

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