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Cranbrook Music Guild hosts chamber music
group the Debussy Quartet, founded in 1989 in
Lyon, France, in a program featuring works by
Haydn, Janacek and Shostakovich, 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Feb. 4, in the sanctuary of Christ Church
Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. Afterglow follows
the concert. $30/$15 students. (248) 644-6352.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor
Itzhak Perlman returns to Orchestra Hall for a series of
concerts in which he will perform and conduct Bach's
Violin Concerto in G Minor 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6;
8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.
Perlman also will lead the DSO in Brahms' Variations
on a Theme by Joseph Haydn and Tchaikovsky's
Symphony No. 5. $15-$56. (313) 576-5111.
Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings brings a 15-
musician brass ensemble to First Presbyterian
Church in Birmingham for its Totally Tubular con-
cert, featuring selections spanning four centuries, 8
p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. $19-$25. (248) 559-2095.
Michigan Performing Arts' Evening Showcase
Series hosts Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-
Woman Show, featuring the Emmy-winning Carol
Burnett Show comedienne in a mixture of stand-up
comedy, music and "observations about life," 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Millennium Centre in
Southfield. $28-$45. (248) 557-PLAY.
University Musical Society presents
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts a 20th-
Brazilian pianist/guitarist Egberto
anniversary production of Jay Sielstra's
Gismonti 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the
North Country Opera, a homegrown folk
Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. $16-
musical set on the shores of Lake
$34. (734) 764-2538.
Superior, 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday
The Ark in Ann Arbor hosts four con-
and 8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 1-4. A
temporary folk singer/songwriters in a
sequel, North Country Opera Continued _ ,
Tribute to Woody Guthrie, 7:30 p.m.
will be presented at The Ark in May.
Sunday, Feb. 2, $15; and singer/song-
$12.50-$20. (734) 761-1451.
writer Jess Klein, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
The 2003 Seymour J. and Edith S. Frank
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6, $12.50. (734) 761-1451.
of New Plays presents staged read-
Arts & Entc wailtment
Yesterday: A Tribute to the Beatles
ings of Lois Roisman's comedy Nobody's
will be performed 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7,
Gilgul, based on the Jewish mystic concept
at Macomb Center for the Performing
of the transmigration of souls and written
Arts. $22-$30. (586) 286-2222.
with insights about living in today's world, Monday
Grammy Award-winning jazz singer and pianist
and Tuesday, Feb. 3-4; and Ian Strasfogel's Ghost
Diane Schur returns to Orchestra Hall for the first
Composer, which grapples with the philosophic and
time in 10 years in a SBC Paradise Jazz Series concert
moral question of genius, Monday and Tuesday, Feb.
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. $18-$50. (313) 576-5130.
10-11. Monday performances are 7:30 p.m. at the
Temple Shir Shalom presents the Jewish rock band
Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield.
Eighteen at the temple, in a Havdalah service and
Tuesday performances are 7:30 p.m. at the JCC in
concert open to the community at no charge, 7:30
Oak Park. Suggested donation: $5. (248) 788-2900.
p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. The band also will be involved
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats - the longest-running
in a special Shabbat service the prior evening, Friday,
musical ever on Broadway - comes to Detroit's Fisher
Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Information: (248) 737-8700.
Theatre 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays
and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 4-23. $32.50-
$65.50. Info: (313) 872-1000/tickets: (248) 645-6666.
ON THE STAGE
The Theatre Company stages the Michigan pre-
Rosedale Community Players mounts a production
miere of Richard Nelson's Franny's Way, a coming-
of Ira Levin's thriller Veronica's Room 8 p.m. Fridays
of-age story about denial, heartbreak and redemption,
and Saturdays through Feb. 8. There will be a 2 p.m.
featuring Yolanda Fleischer, 8 p.m. Thursdays-
matinee Saturday, Feb. 2. $11-$12. (313) 532-4010.
Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 6-23, at the
hi le Ann Arbor's Performance
Ensler's experiences have been at the
Network was getting ready to
center of her establishing V-Day, an inter-
perform Eve Enlser's latest play,
national movement to fight the type of
Necessary Targets, Ensler was touring Israel
violence she knew firsthand.
and the Palestinian territories with movie
"I close my eyes, and I'm in a refugee
icon Jane Fonda to call attention to prob-
camp in Pakistan, in Bosnia, in the terri-
lems of abuse against women and girls.
tories," Ensler said as the Israeli newspa-
The play, which is about two Americans
per Ha'aretz covered her Mideast travels
traveling to Bosnia to help women refugees,
that also explored women's involvement
will be performed Feb. 6- March 9 and
with the peace process. "What happens
reflects Ensler's worldwide initiatives to help Eve Ens ler
here will affect all of us."
stop domestic and other acts of violence.
Ensler, the child of a Jewish father and
The playwright, an award winner for her
Native American mother, regularly visits
groundbreaking production The Vagina Monologues, areas of conflict, speaking with victims and workers
was an abuse victim as a child and now is in a long- for various aid organizations. She has met with sim-
term relationship with partner Ariel Jordan, who
ilar victims on reservations for Native Americans
accompanied her to Israel.
and in Bosnia and Afghanistan.
The former Israeli, a psychotherapist and film-
Necessary Targets follows a woman psychiatrist
maker born in Kfar Blum, also was a victim of
committed to helping rape victims in Bosnia, and it
incest, and changed his name after coming to
reveals how her experience brings unexpected emo-
America to find another way of disassociating him-
self from his father.
David Wolber, associate artistic director at the
Performance Network, directed the all-female cast.
The actresses include Jan Radcliff, Terry Heck,
Carla Milarch - and Robyn Heller.
Ensler has said the play was motivated by her
personal intent to stop being victimized.
"I've always felt like an outsider," Ensler told
Ha'aretz. "I experience a reality without borders."
- Suzanne Chessler
Necessag Targets runs Feb. 6-March 9 at the
Performance Network, 120 East Huron, Ann
Arbor. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays,
Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays
through March 6; 3 and 8 p.m. March 8 and 2
p.m. March 9. $22.50-$27.50, $3 discount for
seniors. Student rush tickets offered one hour
before curtain. Feb. 6: Pay-what-you-can.
Ensler will speak 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the
Courthouse Square Ballroom (upstairs from
Performance Network) about the development
of Necessary Targets. $25/benefits the UN's
"Adopt a Minefield" project. (734) 663-0681.
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