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Royal Oak Shakespeare Presents ‘Love’s Labors Lost’ 7/27 to 8/6

Shakespeare July 26, 2023
ROYAL OAK, MI--For its main stage production, Shakespeare Royal Oak will go back to the 1980’s with a University spin on Shakespeare’s Love's Labors Lost. In this... Continue Reading

Fall under the spell of Water Works’ ‘Tempest’ in Royal Oak

Review August 01, 2019
By Angela Colombo ROYAL OAK,, Mich.–Do you believe in magic? It’s easy to fall under the spell of Royal Oak Shakespeare’s production of The Tempest.... Continue Reading

Puzzle Piece brings the death of ‘King John’ to life

Review February 09, 2019
King John, brother of Richard The Lionheart and youngest son of Henry II is known to the masse largely through the play and movie “The... Continue Reading

Pigeon Creek kicks off Henry V June 16

News June 03, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company will perform Shakespeare’s Henry V at the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson SE in Grand Rapids for two... Continue Reading

Brass Tacks shows ‘Much Ado’ in first of three Shakespeare plays

Review April 22, 2017
ANN ARBOR, MI–The nice thing about Shakespeare for an up and coming theatre company is that the material is so good that it can make... Continue Reading

Those ‘Nasty Women’ of Pigeon Creek bring Titus Andronicus to bloody life

Review February 06, 2017
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – There is no question that Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s goriest plays. The body count may be right up there... Continue Reading

This “Shrew” crackles through the gender politics of today

Review November 12, 2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company doesn’t hesitate to have a good time with the work of the Bard. They approach even his most... Continue Reading

At Flint Youth Theatre, “The Tempest” is Circus of the Stars

Review August 14, 2016
FLINT, Mich.–One thing that keeps Shakespeare popular among audiences and artists alike is that a show is never the same way twice. With no copyright... Continue Reading

Pigeon Creek takes playful stab at the Henry plays

Review August 13, 2016
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Before the show begins, Kathleen Bode, the actress playing Bardolph, is joined on stage by Kat Hermes, the actress playing the... Continue Reading

“Richard II” gets rare treatment from Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Review July 18, 2016
JACKSON–Often, plays presented in the summer are light fares meant for tourists, day trippers and families. Summer stock theaters are known to focus on musicals,... Continue Reading