“Are we not drawn onward to new erA”: Ontroerend Goed (University Musical Society).:
Jan. 20 & 21. This pioneering Belgian theater company presents a conceptually daring view of environmental apocalypse. Awarded the Fringe First prize at the 2019 Edinburgh festival, it is a playful, formally striking theater piece in the shape of a palindrome, with meaning expressed both forwards and backwards, as its title suggests. It begins (and ends?) in the Garden of Eden, describing the progress of human life—and human waste. Time Out called it a “technically dazzling, emotionally devastating show.” The Jan. 20 performance is followed by a post-performance artist Q&A. 8 p.m., Power Center. Mask required if Washtenaw County is in the CDC’s high-risk category. 764–2538. Tickets $30 (students, $12–$20), in advance at tickets.ums.org, at the Michigan League, & by phone, and (if available) at the door., . . . . . .