The show explores the challenges of being a woman in the 21st century.
Directed by Jill Dion, the cast includes Tyler Black, Mateo Davis, Skylar Deming, Shannon Dingle, Sofia Kirkman, Quinn Hysni, Ashley Poulin and Alexis Pratt, with Allie Farmer understudying.
British playwright and screenwriter Birch has the ability to make audiences question traditional assumptions about women and their interactions with men, each other and the rapidly changing world around them.
Birch was awarded the George Devine Award for Most Promising New Playwright for “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.”
Through a series of increasingly abstract vignettes, the play revolutionizes language, work and the body by unraveling the typical narrative structure of theater in favor of raw emotion and action, defying conformity.
The show looks at the power structures which rule and interfere with the lives of women. It is in some ways a protest piece, dealing with sexual objectification, workplace injustice and family relationship challenges. It deals with gritty issues and is not for the faint-hearted.
The show premiered in June 2014 with the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the Midsummer Mischief Festival.
The show contains intense adult themes, strong language, flashing lights and water-based haze, and runs 75 minutes.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 7 p.m. Oct. 27, with 2 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 matinees. To order tickets, call the box office at 313-577-2972 or go to theatreanddance.wayne.edu.
‘R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,’ THE ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE MUSICAL, COMES TO MUSIC HALL
A moving musical tribute to the late Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, comes to the Musical Hall Oct. 28 and 29 with “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.,” an elevated concert experience that combines timeless hits that speak to the heart and human condition through Franklin’s impassioned and transcendent music.
The music of Franklin, beloved for her songs and her singing, takes one on a musical odyssey, which is both uplifting and impassioned, while following the journey of her life, which includes her triumphs and tragedies, as well as her passions and loves.
Among the hits are “Natural Woman,” “Think,” “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Chain of Fools” and the title song, “Respect.”
MOTOR CITY BRASS PRESENTS ‘HORNS AND HOWLS’
The Motor City Brass Band presents its annual Horns and Howls concert, themed “Windows of the World” at 3 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.
The concert, which is family-friendly, focuses on music designed to take its audience on a journey around the world.
Both band members and the audience are encouraged to come in costume as part of an early Halloween jumpstart.
Seating is general admission. Tickets are $24 for adults and $21 for seniors. Children under 12 are free.
For more information, call the box office at 313-943-2354 or go to dearborntheater.com.