Sunday, February 21, 2010
MY TOWN MONDAY DETROIT-COMMUNITY THEATER
It's not difficult to find a play to attend in Detroit. We have quite a few professional theaters-showing Broadway imports as well as local productions. There are theaters at most of the colleges. We also have many local community groups. Saturday night I was lucky enough to see the Rosedale Community Players put on a version of TWELVE ANGRY MEN that would do any acting group proud.
They staged it a little Lutheran Church, with music supplied by the church's minister. Dinner was served and a sterling production followed. The production was followed by a very interesting discussion of both the play and how the production came together. Actors discussed how they found the moment when their character went from voting guilty to not guilty. How they came to believe in their character's conversion. It was just a lot of fun. Most of the actors had been part of the group for many years, playing many parts. I doubt that I got more out of the movie with Henry Fonda and other fine actors of that era.
Do you support community theater in your hometown? You might be surprised at how good it is. I sure was.