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.
Instead, I must look at this art as a reminder that these incarcerated adults are people too, who have creativity, emotions and passions. And while it may be difficult for me to view, their art deserves the chance to be shared.