May 27, 2023 7:00 pm
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“Widows”: Spinning Dot Theatre

May 27 & 28. Forrest Hejkal & Emily Wilson-Tobin direct local teen actors in Ariel Dorfman’s 2008 off-Broadway heavy political drama, adapted from his 1983 novel of the same name, about a riverside village of peasant women whose husbands, sons, and fathers have all been taken by the region’s military dictatorship. When a disfigured dead body floats down the river into town, all of the widows claim it in protest of the army’s refusal to divulge the whereabouts of their men. Includes mature content. 7 p.m. (Sat.) & 2 p.m. (Sun), Riverside Arts Center, 76 N. Huron St., Ypsilanti. Tickets $10 (kids & seniors, $5) in advance at & at the door.