Calendar

Mar
11
Sat
Tony Lewis: Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration @ Room 1405
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

“Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass Incarceration” is a blueprint for survival and a demonstration of the power of love, sacrifice, and service. The son of a Kingpin and the prince of a close-knit crime family, Tony Lewis Jr.’s life took a dramatic turn after his father’s arrest in 1989. Washington D.C. stood as the murder capital of the country and Lewis was cast into the heart of the struggle, from a life of stability and riches to one of chaos and poverty. How does one make it in America, battling the breakdown of families, the plague of premature death and the hopelessness of being reviled, isolated, and forgotten? Tony Lewis’ astonishing journey answers these questions and offers, for the first time, a close look at the familial residue of America’s historic program of mass incarceration.

RC Players: Red Eye Theater @ Keene Theater
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

RC students present an original play that has been conceived, written, and rehearsed within the past 24 hours.

Mar
17
Fri
RC Players: Marie Antoinette @ Keene Theater
Mar 17 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mar. 17 & 18. RC students present the acclaimed contemporary NYC-based playwright David Adjmi’s award-winning 2012 tragicomic satire of the empty-headed narcissism of the congenitally rich in the guise of the daily life of the doomed queen on the eve of the French Revolution.
8 p.m., Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354.

Mar
18
Sat
RC Players: Marie Antoinette @ Keene Theater
Mar 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Mar. 17 & 18. RC students present the acclaimed contemporary NYC-based playwright David Adjmi’s award-winning 2012 tragicomic satire of the empty-headed narcissism of the congenitally rich in the guise of the daily life of the doomed queen on the eve of the French Revolution.
8 p.m., Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4354.

Mar
19
Sun
RC Drama Students: Beware the Ives of March: Seven Short Farces by David Ives @ Keene Theater
Mar 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

RC drama instructors Martin Walsh and Kate Mendeloff’s students direct and perform 8 short plays by Ives, an acclaimed contemporary American playwright best known for his one-act comedies.
7:30 p.m., RC Keene Theater, East Quad, 701 East University. Free. 647-4359.

Mar
26
Sun
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL Free Space (3rd floor)
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Freespace (3rd floor), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 971-5763.
Mar
31
Fri
RC Players: Loveless in Lakeland @ Keene Theater
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Written and directed by RC Creative Writing student Clare Higgins.

AUDREY KELLAN is a brash, well-spoken but socially clueless young woman in her early twenties who has recently had to leave her university due to a dangerous “incident”. She moves back in with her mother while attending some court-mandated therapy before she is allowed back at school. Meanwhile, she finds a job at a local comic shop, befriends slacker and secret beat poet, REN, and reluctantly makes a friend or two at therapy, as well. Her tense relationship with her mother starts to lift as Audrey discovers new romance in her therapy group: a young man named ADAM who, though they have barely spoken, is bound to be her soul-mate. Meanwhile, CALEB, another young man in the group who is dealing with problems of his own tries to get closer to Audrey, to her constant rebuff, eventually earning her friendship. As Audrey becomes more connected in her hometown, she believes she is making the kind of progress others want from her. But when she is deemed still unfit to return to school, and her therapist warns her she might be making the same mistakes she made leading up to “the incident”, Audrey leans into disaster. Will she find her way out of her own chaos, or will she remain nothing but Loveless in Lakewood?

Apr
1
Sat
RC Players: Loveless in Lakeland @ Keene Theater
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Written and directed by RC Creative Writing student Clare Higgins.

AUDREY KELLAN is a brash, well-spoken but socially clueless young woman in her early twenties who has recently had to leave her university due to a dangerous “incident”. She moves back in with her mother while attending some court-mandated therapy before she is allowed back at school. Meanwhile, she finds a job at a local comic shop, befriends slacker and secret beat poet, REN, and reluctantly makes a friend or two at therapy, as well. Her tense relationship with her mother starts to lift as Audrey discovers new romance in her therapy group: a young man named ADAM who, though they have barely spoken, is bound to be her soul-mate. Meanwhile, CALEB, another young man in the group who is dealing with problems of his own tries to get closer to Audrey, to her constant rebuff, eventually earning her friendship. As Audrey becomes more connected in her hometown, she believes she is making the kind of progress others want from her. But when she is deemed still unfit to return to school, and her therapist warns her she might be making the same mistakes she made leading up to “the incident”, Audrey leans into disaster. Will she find her way out of her own chaos, or will she remain nothing but Loveless in Lakewood?

Apr
13
Thu
AEPEX Contemporary Performance Presents: Typewriter Songs @ Literati
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join ÆPEX Contemporary Performance and celebrated guest artists Megan Ihnen (mezzo-soprano) and Michael Hall (viola) for an intimate concert featuring the world premiere of Ypsilanti-based composer Garrett Schumann’s “Typewriter Songs.” This new work sets to music the profound and bizarre musings patrons of Literati have written on the store’s beloved typewriter over the years, and will be the centerpiece of an evening-long program of recently composed songs for voice and viola.

Apr
23
Sun
Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild @ AADL Free Space (3rd floor)
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
All invited to listen to guild members swap stories or bring their own to tell.
2-4 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library Freespace (3rd floor), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 971-5763.
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