King LearKing Lear

APRIL 27 to May 13, 2018

Hilberry Theatre
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Lear is truly one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing kings. Both a family drama and an epic story of political conquest, King Lear explores issues that affect us all. Ready to split his kingdom among his three daughters, he arranges a contest of adoration, asking each to express their love and devotion to him. When his youngest, Cordelia, says she cannot express her love in words, Lear is outrages and banishes her from the kingdom. His remaining daughters brazenly lie about their love for their father just to get their shares, only to then drive the mad king out of his home. As Lear himself dissolves into madness, so too does his kingdom.

Motor City CabaretTwo Nights Only!

Motor City Cabaret presents “Off the Page”

APRIL 28 and 29, 2018

Studio Theatre at the Hilberry
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Motor City Cabaret presents Off the Page, a thrilling revue that celebrates musicals that were adapted from novels, short stories, and fairy tales. Let’s face it, literature is ripe with drama that begs to be staged and sung. In our 2018 season, Motor City Cabaret aims to entertain you with your favorite characters from your favorite pages.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid TalesOne Show Only!

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

JUNE 23, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Hilberry Theatre
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Based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith and written by John Glore, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a whimsical adventure. Though the characters may be familiar, each of your favorite storybook fables is uproariously derailed in this adaptation of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith’s quintessential children’s book of fractured fairy tales. Everything from “Chicken Little” to “The Gingerbread Man” gets a complete makeover. Fun music and witty narration accompany the likes of ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around.