Thursday, June 19, 2014

Perhaps a Little Hope for Detroit

Shakespeare in Detroit by Drew Philip 

This last dreary spring, Shakespeare in Detroit performed Antony and Cleopatra in Detroit’s Recycling Center. Surrounded by pallets, trash compactors, industrial detritus, puddles, fire, and friendly faces, many of the performances were held in sub 40 degree temperatures. Characters wore costumes made from junk that patrons brought to be recycled. Everyone could see their breath. Ice creeped in the shadows along the walls.

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