Halfrican Closes Its Run Tonight!

Halfrican Closes Its Run Tonight!

Saturday we caught the first performance of a limited run of Halfrican, written and performed by Nardos Osterhart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Nardos Osterhart was born in Ethiopia, Africa and moved to America when she was five. She has been juggling two worlds ever...
Haul & Oatz Captured My Heart

Haul & Oatz Captured My Heart

When I was in college, one of my favorite bands was Hall and Oats. I knew all their songs by heart, and waited in very long lines to see them in person. So when I saw the preview of this new show from Defiance Comedy I was hooked. The premise is simple. Our heroes are...
Silken Veils

Silken Veils

Finally, the intense, and borderline too long, “Silken Veils” tells through puppetry, music, and well-designed projections the story of an Iranian-American woman’s hysterical balking at marriage to a man she clearly loves. The imploring groom spends...
Elsie and Frances and the Fairies

Elsie and Frances and the Fairies

I must pass quickly over the remaining four pieces with brief mentions, and not because I didn’t like them. Zach Young uses Annie Lennox’s “Missionary Man” to get the ball rolling with bounce and swagger. In “Fragmented Dreams,”...