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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kristine Thatcher's New Michigan Gig

Posted By on 02.23.10 at 09:25 AM

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Kristine Thatcher—whose firing as artistic director of the Boarshead Theatre in Lansing, Michigan, last year stirred a good deal of controversy—is doing quite well, thank you. She's directing her first show for the Michigan Shakespeare Festival this summer: Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry's dramatic comedy about the testy relationship between an elderly southern Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur. Long popular with Chicago audiences as an actor and playwright (she's a member of Victory Gardens's playwrights' ensemble), Thatcher is also artistic director of the Stormfield Theatre in Lansing.

And another well-known Chicago theater presence will be making his Michigan Shakespeare Festival directing debut this summer. Actor-director-playwright Kevin Theis will stage The Comedy of Errors.

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