Category Archives: Recently Reviewed Productions

FVP Delivers Impressive “Death of a Salesman”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning Death of a Salesman isn’t a project for the faint of heart, but Fenton Village Players proved themselves up to the challenge. A serious drama, it takes the audience on a … Continue reading

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UM-Flint’s Brings Bright Interpretation to Oscar Wilde’s “Earnest”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby When Irish playwright Oscar Wilde was writing in the late nineteenth century, conservatism ruled society. It was a time of upper crust pomp and general disdain for the lesser classes. The University of Michigan-Flint Department of … Continue reading

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CCC’s “The Kings of Unionville” Brings Comedy Home

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Stories about Michigan are always intriguing just because they’re close to home. And, if the story is funny, slightly wacky, and also heartwarming then all the better. Actually that’s a pretty good description of Michigan playwright … Continue reading

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FCP’s “The Curious Savage” Tickles and Warms the Heart

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins As the weather, once again, turns chilly (Michigan eh?) the Flint Community Players continue their 2016/17 season with a show by John Patrick that will warm the cockles of your heart. Set in The Cloisters, … Continue reading

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New McCree Play Centers on History of Detroit Riots

Reviewed by Jon R. Coggins The Floyd J. McCree Theatre continues its 2016/17 season with Detroit ’67 – “A powerful play that unfolds an explosive moment in our history – the race riots that ravaged the city of Detroit in … Continue reading

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“The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963” Comes to Life on FYT Stage

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Flint residents have most likely read the book by Flint’s own Christopher Paul Curtis. Now Flint Youth Theatre brings the multiple award-winning classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, to the Elgood Theater stage in … Continue reading

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FCP Explores Learned Helplessness with “Topdog/Underdog”

Reviewed by Stephen Visser Flint Community Players opened the second installment of their signature Ghost Light Series on Friday night. The program defines this series as being “intended for mature audiences and aimed at adults who enjoy exploring the human … Continue reading

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