I’m writing this while watching snow fall on a frozen lake. There’s a guy zooming around on a four-wheeler with a sled attached the back, and his two tiny children are sitting on it looking like fluffy bundles of hats and scarves.
After long breaks, there’s always an undeniable thrill in coming back to Ann Arbor. You see all your friends, eat Frank’s hash browns and can spot maize and blue everywhere. As a second semester senior, I’ve spent a lot of time anticipating that moment when I take Exit 172 back into Ann Arbor or arrive at the Ann Arbor Amtrak Station.
Last weekend, I ventured down to a part of Ann Arbor I’ve never been to before. Another Daily Arts Writer joined me, and though it was tough to find, we were determined to watch “The Stone Witch” for its opening night at Ann Arbor’s new venue, Theatre Nova.
“The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman is about young artist Peter Chandler, who was hired to help the world’s most illustrious children’s book author, Simon Grindberg, finish his overdue book. I wasn’t familiar with this play before watching, but the plot was clear enough to follow along.