Category Archives: Recently Reviewed Productions

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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Flint-UM Theatre Rocks “Big Love”

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby             It’s titled Big Love and with good and well-apparent reason. Imagine fifty brides fleeing from fifty not-of-their-choosing grooms, seeking refuge in an Italian coastal villa and you have some idea of where the Big designation … Continue reading

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FCP Starts 2017 With Steve Martin Comedy

Reviewed by Kathleen Kirby Given the general tenor of the times, a comedy may understandably be the way to start the New Year. Possibly to that end, Flint Community Players’ newest offering, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, does … Continue reading

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