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THEATER

 

 

The Abreact

Frannie Shepherd-Bates directs a collection of plays humorously jabbing at the Russian comedy aesthetic. Burn the Red Banner: Or, Let the Rebels Have Their Fun is written by Michigan playwright Franco Vitalli. Feb. 3-25.

1301 W. Lafayette, Detroit; theabreact.com.

 

Bonstelle Theatre

Explore the social expectations of race and gender in the early 20th century with Intimate Apparel. This play by Lynn Nottage follows the story of an African-American seamstress living in New York and her potential choices for marriage. Feb. 10-19. $15.

3424 Woodward, Detroit; 313-557-2960; bonstelle.com.

 

Eastern Michigan University Theatre

Directed by Pirooz Aghssa, Dead Man’s Cell Phone is a comedy about a deceased man’s cell phone that won’t stop ringing and the woman who decides to answer it. Feb. 10-19. $7-$15. • No Child, by Nilaja Sun, tells the story of a teacher’s challenges working with inner-city children. Feb. 9-19. $7-$15.

103 Quirk Building, Ypsilanti; 734-481-2282; emich.edu/emutheatre.

 

Fisher Theatre

On Dec. 4, 1956, Sam Phillips gathered four of rock ’n’ roll’s biggest stars for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet is the Broadway musical re-creating the union of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Through Feb. 5. • In 1987, a small-town girl meets a big-city rocker in L.A.’s most famous rock club. They fall in love to the greatest songs of the ’80s in Rock of Ages. Feb. 21-26. $35-$90. • Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Shrek the Musical is a twist on the classic fairytale prince story and stars an unlikely green hero. Feb. 28-March 11.

3011 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-872-1000; broadwayindetroit.com.

 

Hilberry Theatre

When Hollywood comes to an island off the Irish coast, a local boy gets a chance at fame in The Cripple of Inishmaan. Through Feb. 4. $25-$30. • Adapted from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Frank Langella’s Cyrano tells the tale of a swordsman-poet with an unfortunate nose as he uses his literary gift to woo Roxane away from her handsome love interest, Christian. Through March 10. $25-$35. • A sensuous Southern romance by Tennessee Williams, Summer and Smoke shows the emotional battle of spiritual devotion versus physical desire. Feb. 24-April 21. $30.

4743 Cass, Detroit; 313-577-2972; hilberry.com.

 

JET (Jewish Ensemble Theatre

Plot twists, self-serving agendas, and betrayal are all in David Mamet’s Race. The story, directed by Christopher Bremer, revolves around a man accused of rape, and the defense created by a small law firm. This production includes racial and sexual references, as well as provocative language. Through Feb. 19. $36-$43.

6600 W. Maple, West Bloomfield; 248-788-2900; jettheatre.com.

 

Meadow Brook

Mary Stuart is a revisionist historical commentary on the final days of Mary, Queen of Scots, who was sentenced to death by her cousin, Elizabeth I of England. This play was written by Friedrich Schiller and adapted by Peter Oswald. Feb. 8-March 4. $24-$39.

207 Wilson Hall, Oakland University, Rochester; 248-377-3300; mbtheatre.com.

 

Music Hall

Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards, FELA! is an inspiring tale of courage, passion, and love. Presented by Shawn Jay-Z Carter and Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, it tells the true story of Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. Feb. 14-March 4. $30-$100. • The classic children’s tale explores the importance of beauty and a search for love in Corbin’s Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. 4 p.m., Feb. 12, $7 and $17.

350 Madison, Detroit; 313-887-8500; musichall.org.

 

Performance Network Theatre

A co-production with the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, God of Carnage is a comedy showing that maturity and polite conversation has its limits. Through Feb. 19. $25-$41.

120 E. Huron, Ann Arbor; 734-663-0681; performancenetwork.org.

 

Planet Ant

In this exploration of the American pioneer experience, a family must choose between struggling through a torturous winter in their one-room Colorado cabin or attempting to escape to the bottom of the mountain. Snowbound is directed by Kate Peckham and written by Margaret Edwartowski. Feb. 17-March 10. $20.

2357 Caniff, Hamtramck; 313-365-4948; planetant.com.

 

Purple Rose

In this tribute to fathers and sons, Agostino, a retired stone mason, is evicted from his home to make room for a new highway. He refuses to leave and his son must persuade him to let go of the house and memories. A Stone Carver is by William Mastrosimone. Through March 10. $25-$40.

137 Park St., Chelsea; 734-433-7673; purplerosetheatre.org.

 

Tipping Point Theatre

The Love List makes audiences consider the adage “Be careful what you wish for.” Bill creates a list of the 10 ideal traits in a partner. When she appears, Bill and his friends experiment with the list and watch disaster ensue. Through Feb. 19. $28-$30.

361 E. Cady St., Northville; 248-347-0003; tippingpointetheatre.com.

 

University Musical Society

Traveling Light relays the story of Motl Mendl, a young European who revolutionized cinematography in the 1900s. After becoming a famous American film director, he looks back at his early life. Directed by Nicholas Hynter, this new play by Nicholas Wright is presented by National Theatre Live. 7 p.m. Feb. 19. $12-$22.

Michigan Theatre, 603 E Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org.

 

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