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Farmers Alley's “The Christians” Shows Doubt Is OK

Feb 8, 2018
Associate pastor Joshua (Fox Worth) and Pastor Paul (Scott Crownover) in Farmers Alley Theatre's production of "The Christians." Both Worth and Crownover are pastors themselves.
Katherine Mumma

What happens when someone questions your beliefs? The award-winning play “The Christians” by Lucas Hnath explores this. Friday is opening night for the Farmers Alley Theatre production in Kalamazoo. It runs through February 18th at WMU's Little Theatre.

WMU students Myles Schwartz and Asia Marie Hicks
John Lacko

“Angels in America” — a play that centers around the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s — is gaining new attention today. In honor of its 25th anniversary, an all-star cast is performing it on Broadway — including actors Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield. This month Western Michigan University is also putting on the show. 

It’s that time of year where Kalamazoo County playwrights come together to do staged readings of new work. The 8th annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival takes place next Friday and Saturday, February 9th and 10th. 

Members of the Small Town Allies & LGBTQ group sit in front of some of the crafts they'll make at their upcoming event
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

If you’re LGBTQ in a small town, where do you go for support? The group Small Town Allies & LGBTQ has filled that need for almost 10 years. It’s holding a Valentine craft and coffee event on Thursday, February 8th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Allegan County Technical & Education Center.

Paw Paw Playhouse Reopens Without Village Players

Jan 25, 2018
The Paw Paw Playhouse has new ownership, new sound and lighting, and a fresh coat of paint
Rebecca Thiele/WMUK

The Paw Paw Playhouse is celebrating its re-opening on Saturday, January 27th. The theatre had been vacant since February of last year. Now the building has a new owner, a variety of acts, and a bakery downstairs. What it doesn’t have is its original tenants. After 45 years, the Paw Paw Village Players have left the playhouse.