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From left to right: Actors Damien Seperi, Bianca Washington, Mitchell Koory, Kate Thomsen
Katherine Nofs

“It’s intense, it’s psychological, it’s honest, it’s forthright and provocative," says D. Terry Williams, director of Farmers Alley Theatre’s production of Disgraced. The play opens Friday, November 4th at Western Michigan University's Little Theatre.

Williams says it’s the Michigan premiere for the Pulitzer Prize winning play. 


Clashing Steel With The Stage

Jul 14, 2016
Ryan Skryd

Have you ever wondered if that prop sword used in the heroic fighting scene of a play is real? Artist Jon Reeves of Kalamazoo has created countless steel props for plays over his 40 years in theater production.


Courtesy Family Crimes

Murder. Kidnapping. Thievery. All this evil is crammed into into one 60-minute play -- Family Crimes -- premiering this weekend at Kalamazoo College. The play, written and directed by K College senior Belinda McCauley, looks at three generations of Latina women and the so-called crimes committed by each of them. But this play isn’t about bad people. In fact, it uses their crimes to explore the deep issues that Latina women face in today's society.


John Lacko

February 5th is opening night for A Soldier’s Play at Western Michigan University. The Pulitzer Prize winning work by Charles Fuller premiered Off-Broadway in 1981 - starring famous cast members like Denzel Washington and Samuel L. Jackson. At its heart, the play a classic “Whodunnit” about an army sergeant’s mysterious murder. But it’s also about racial tensions among African American soldiers during World War II.


Courtesy Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

On November 13th, Queer Theatre Kalamazoo opens its production of Next Fall -- a play that represents a lot of firsts for the local group. It’s the theatre company’s first play that’s not a new work. And it’s QTK's first production that’s a full drama, covering the complex intersection of faith and sexuality. The play is also the first part of a new focus by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo to explore those themes and reach out to more than just the LGBT community.


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