Author Archives: Kathleen Kirby

Beautifully Intimate “Passing Strange” Serves up a Heaping Bowl of “The Real”

Reviewed By: Stephen Bleau-Visser Friday night, a group of incredibly talented independent artists collaborated to bring forth a powerful, thought-provoking rendition of Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s Passing Strange. This Tony – Award winning musical can be challenging to produce because … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales Collide With Gusto at REP’s “Into the Woods”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby A full house streamed into the cozy Elgood Theater Friday evening for Flint Repertory Theatre’s pristine opening performance of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s timeless musical Into the Woods. Stepping around and over metal platforms, folks … Continue reading

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Strong Ensemble Presents “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope”

Reviewed by Tomoko Miller Thursday’s opening night performance of Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope at The New McCree Theatre buzzed with a family-like atmosphere. It seemed the entirety of McCree’s staff and volunteers were on hand to cheerfully greet … Continue reading

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Suicide Relatable and Unexpectedly Funny in “Every Brilliant Thing”

Reviewed by Tomoko Miller It started with a simple request as the crowd entered. “Would you like a card?” On a white index card was written “521. the word PLINTH.” The walls of the house at Flint Community Players were … Continue reading

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“Wait Until Dark” Needs a Flashlight

Reviewed by Amber M. Dillard It was a sparse opening night for Flint Community Players and their production of Wait Until Dark, a suspenseful thriller written by Frederick Knott and directed by Anthony Ennis. Still, it kept us guessing and … Continue reading

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Flint’s REP Brings Theatre of the Absurd to Life in “The Chairs”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Lots of definitions describe what is known as theater of the absurd, but they all agree that this post-WWII art form puts forth the ludicrous, even farcical nature of human life by using confusing, illogical and … Continue reading

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OCP Presents “Marvin’s Room” – A Family Tale

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby It was a dark and stormy night Saturday as we drove out to Owosso to see the OCP (Owosso Community Players) current drama, Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson. One could comment that the weather was a … Continue reading

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