theatre

You don’t expect much humor in a hospital waiting room, but “Radiation” by local playwrights Deborah Ann Percy and Arnie Johnston has humor and hope. 


From left to right: Dwandra Lampkin, Ariszia Staton, Imari Brown in WMU's production of "Waiting to be Invited"
John Lacko

In the play, “Waiting to be Invited” by S.M. Shepard-Massat, three black housewives are going to Marsh’s - a “whites only” restaurant at an Atlanta department store. It’s 1964 and segregation has just been outlawed. Odessa, Louise, and Delores are going to see what happens when they walk inside. 


Sarah Stiner (left) plays the role of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller's teacher. Keller is played by Rachel Doane (right).
John Sherwood

After nearly a year out of commission, the Great Escape Stage Company is re-opening its doors in Marshall - complete with a new theater, a new season of shows, and even a new podcast. 


Andy Christopher as rock and roll legend Buddy Holly
The Barn Theatre

You know you have a good juke-box musical when there’s an exceptional presentation of songs that mean something to the audience, and an engaging storyline that drives the music forward. Judging by the enthusiastic audience on Wednesday evening, The Barn Theatre’s production of “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" fulfills all of the above criteria. 


The Barn Theatre

The Barn Theatre’s run of the Hunchback of Notre Dame is in its second week. It continues through Sunday. Retired WMUK General Manager Gordon Bolar has a review. 


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