Quite often in popular opinion, theater is regulated to mere “entertainment." But it also has the potential to educate the public on issues that have gone largely unnoticed. Henry Ford Community College Fine Arts and Fitness Division presents Lynn Nottage’s drama Ruined, now through April 21.
RUINED AT HFCC
By Sue Suchyta
April 14, 2013
HFCC’s Theatre Arts raises the bar with its intense and edgy portrayal of Ruined. The show, set in the present day, centers on the war-ravaged Congo and its weary civilian survivors, especially the women, who face violence against their gender in a land without laws.
A stage version of the novel, Bridge to Terabithia, adapted by Katherine Patterson and Stephanie Tolan, opens at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 for the public, and at 10 a.m. Nov. 12 for school matinees in Adray Auditorium at the Mackenzie Fine Arts Center on the campus of Henry Ford Community College.
For dates, times and more information, call 313-845-9817 or go to www.theatre.hfcc.edu/productions/2012/bridge-terabithia.
A summer sleeper comedy in the wings at Henry Ford Community College is sure to make you laugh out loud – the theater department’s Durang Festival, which features four of the playwright’s irreverent and entertaining one act plays.
The HFCC Durang Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, with 8 p.m. performances Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, 5101 Evergreen Road in Dearborn. General admission is $12 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, go to theatre.hfcc.edu.