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Theatre
2:24 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Theater Out of a Van: Fancy Pants Takes Their Show on the Road

Executive Director Carol Zombro steps out of the Fancy Pants Theater motorhome in the Kalamazoo Vine Neighborhood
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Ride along with Fancy Pants Theater

Since moving out of Studio 246 in Kalamazoo, Fancy Pants Theater has been looking for a new home. And they’ve finally found one…sort of.

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Theatre
5:44 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

New Queer Theatre Vows Entertainment First, Social Justice Second

The cast of 'I Ain't Afraid of No Xenu'
Credit Laura Henderson

This past weekend, Queer Theatre Kalamazoo premiered their first show. A ten minute long Star Wars parody followed by the play I Ain’t Afraid of No Xenu.

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Theatre
4:26 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

See Theater in 10 Minutes at the Lake Effect Fringe Festival

Alistair J Watt and Beth Schaub in rehearsal for the play "Remember Me." They are performing this weekend as part of the Lake Effect Fringe Festival
Credit Erin Williams

Do you love theater, but find that your attention span wanes about ten minutes in to the first act? Then Stark Turn Players has got the solution for you. 

The group will present a selection of ten-minute plays this weekend as part of the second annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival in Grand Rapids. The plays being presented are all finalists from the company's annual playwriting contest held last fall.

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Arts & More
4:20 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

"The Miracle Worker" Is A Timeless Classic Of Teaching Others And Overcoming Obstacles

Photograph of Helen Keller at age 8 with her tutor Anne Sullivan on vacation in Brewster, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Sullivan moved in with the Kellers in 1887, and began a teacher-pupil relationship that would last five decades.
Credit New England Historical Society

Before she was known as an author, a humanitarian, a champion for women's rights, and advocate for the deaf and blind, Helen Keller was a bit of a tyrant.

She lost her vision and hearing she was two. This left her parents unable to effectively communicate with her and handle her constant outbursts. Following tip of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the Kellers visited the Perkins Institute of the Blind, where they found Anne Sullivan.  

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Arts & More
6:30 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

Neighborhood Politics Span Generations in 'Clybourne Park

In act one of Clybourne Park, neighbors try to figure out just why a black family would want to subject themselves to such a different environment. From left: Colin Woodside, Von Washington Jr. and Dwandra Lampkin.
Erin Williams

Is it true, as the saying suggests, that as much as things change they stay the same?

The neighbors of the fictional neighborhood Clybourne Park seem to think so, as they demonstrate in the play of the same name, which is currently in performance at Farmers Alley Theater.

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