Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Color Purple” begins as a series of letters written by its main character to God. She is repeatedly raped, beaten, emotionally abused, forced into domestic slavery, and her children and sister ripped from her. She has nowhere else to turn but to God.
Summer is in full swing, the kids are home from school, and there are only so many times they can bike around the neighborhood. Luckily, West Michigan is rife with fun centers filled with activities to engage every member of the family.
When Revue asked Scott Hammontree, partner and talent buyer at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, how he feels about bringing live music back to West Michigan over the past year, he says he feels like the luckiest guy in town.
When the sun comes out to play, so do we. The moment it’s not too wet or cold to be outside — and sometimes even when it is — us Michiganders head to the nearest patio for eats and drinks. And thanks to the pandemic, there are more patios than ever before.
Holland is the home of a celebration of live theater this summer, as the Hope Summer Repertory Theater (HSRT) celebrates its 50th year with a nine-show season that occupies four different venues all summer long.
The opening night audience of The Barn Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella was alive with children and their parents as well as those of us always eager to see the latest show.