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Other Theatre Events | by Nicole Rico


Race Stormfield Theatre, Lansing Nov. 2-20 / $10-$24 stormfieldtheatre.org


David Mamet’s Race tells the story of three lawyers, two black and one white, who are struggling to decide whether or not to defend a white man who has been charged with raping a black woman. As the play progresses, the three lawyers discuss their thoughts and feelings about race.


God of Carnage Peppermint Creek Theatre Company, Lansing Nov. 3-6 & 10-12 / $10-$15 peppermintcreek.org


Directed by local theatre veteran Chad Badgero, this play begins af- ter two 11-year-old boys get into a playground fight. When the parents of the boys meet they are initially cordial, but niceties are eventually put away as rum flows and tensions come to a head.


The Shrike Dart Auditorium, Lansing Community College, Lansing Nov. 4-5 & 11-12 / $5-$10 lcc.edu/cma/events


Written by Joseph Kramm, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in the mental ward of a city hospital and tells the story of theatrical director Jim Downs who is recover- ing from a suicide attempt. Downs is married to a manipulative woman who happens to be his only way out of the sanitarium.


The Beaux’ Stratagem Auditorium Arena Theatre, Michigan State University Department of Theatre, East Lansing Nov. 11-13 & 17-20 / $10-$13 theatre.msu.edu


George Farquhar’s comedy follows two young men, Archer and Aimwell, who have fallen on hard times and have decided to entrap young heir- esses and steal their money to make ends meet. However, when Aimwell falls in love with the first heiress they encounter, problems arise.


The Surprising Story of


the Three Little Pigs Riverwalk Theatre, Lansing Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4 / $5-$7 riverwalktheatre.com


The three little pigs, the three billy-goats gruff, and the three bears decide they’re not going to be bullied around anymore. Having had enough, the three trios decide to rewrite their stories and take charge of their lives in this children’s comedy written by Linda Daugherty.


This Wonderful Life Williamston Theatre, Williamston Nov. 25-Dec. 23 / $10-$25 williamstontheatre.com


Written by Steve Murray, This Wonderful Life is a one-man adap- tation of the classic Christmas film, It’s a Wonderful Life. The play doesn’t reproduce the story of George Bailey, but rather it comments on the film, the time period it is set in, and its conventions.


November 4-12, 2011


8 P.M. FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS, NOV. 4-5 & 11-12


2 P.M. SUNDAY, NOV. 6


(SIGN INTERPRETED)


Cooley Night!


SATURDAY, NOV. 5 2-FOR-1 PLUS TALK- BACK/RECEPTION WITH COOLEY PROF. KIM O’LEARY


Dart INFO:


Auditorium $5 STUDENTS, LCC FACULTY, STAFF & ALUMNI


$10 GENERAL PUBLIC


TICKETS: (517) 372-0945 LCC.EDU/CMA/EVENTS


(517) 483-1488


STAGES LAW


OF THE Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig’s Adaptation of


THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM BY GEORGE FARQUHAR


A R E N A T H E A T R E WHARTONCENTER.COM OR 1-800-WHARTON


NOVEMBER 11 - 20


TWO CHARMERS IN DISGUISE TRY TO MAKE THEIR FORTUNES IN


THIS HILARIOUS COMEDY.


LADIES NIGHT


T H U R S D A Y N I G H T S I X T O C L O S E


Sparkling Wine $3 Stoli Flavors $3 Troppo-tinis $4 Sangria $4


Fruit and Amaretto Chocolate Fondue $6


Brie and Apples $6 Department of Theatre www.theatre.msu.edu REVUEMM.COM | NOVEMBER 2011 | 23


517.371.4000 www.troppo.org 1 1 1 E MI C H IGAN AV E DOWNTOWN L ANS ING


BY JOSEPH KRAMM DIRECTED BY PAIGE DUNCKEL


DIRECTED BY EDWARD DARANYI


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