theatre

Holly Hughes
University of Michigan

Twenty years ago, performance artist Holly Hughes never would have seen herself doing dog shows. Now they're the subject of her one-woman show called The Dog and Pony Show which she’ll perform at her alma mater, Kalamazoo College Saturday night at 8 p.m.

Marshall Civic Players

If you boiled turn-of-the-century America into one show, it might look something like Tintypes. The Marshall Civic Players will put on Tintypes starting Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Franke Center for the Arts. 

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Our Gang also known as The Little Rascals started as a series of short silent comedies starring everyday kids in the 1920s. Though the original series ended twenty years later, the idea of The Little Rascals soldiered on, following television into the first talkies and color pictures. The last adaptation was well into the ‘90s.

Mime and Kalamazoo Valley Community College student Cer Bolten
Vickie Wooden

Every year, Kalamazoo hosts Gospel in the Park as part of the Black Arts Festival. On Sunday, Bronson Park will be filled with gospel choirs, dancers, guest ministers, and a mime. That’s right—a mime. Progressive churches are using something called Mime Ministry, where silent gesturers act out the words in a gospel song.

The cast of The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in the Park in Portage
Fred Western, Universal Photographic Services,Inc.

If you haven’t been to Shakespeare in the Park in Portage before, this weekend may be your last chance. The Comedy of Errors will be performed at the Celery Flats Amphitheatre in Portage, Thursday through Sunday. The City of Portage is cutting funding for its entire summer entertainment series, which includes concerts, movie nights, and the all-volunteer Shakespeare troupe.

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