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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

HFCC presents 'The Skriker'

HFCC presents 'The Skriker'

Henry Ford Community College’s Virtual Theatricality Lab (VTL) presents 'The Skriker' on select dates from Nov. 8 to Dec. 2 in the Adray Auditorium of HFCC’s MacKenzie Fine Arts Center, located on HFCC’s main campus at 5101 Evergreen Rd. in Dearborn. All shows will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $15 for all seats.

Seating is limited, and tickets are on sale now. For ticket reservations, please call HFCC’s Fine Arts and Fitness Division at 313-845-6478. Viewer discretion is advised due to the show’s mature themes.

Exact dates for the play are Nov. 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 29, 30 and Dec. 1 and 2.

'The Skriker,' written by playwright Caryl Churchill, combines live action with virtual technology and draws heavily on dark British folklore and mythology. The VTL is a cutting-edge, experimental theater venue that uses various computer and video techniques in live theater performance, according to George Popovich, HFCC theater instructor and the play’s director.

'This is the first production of the play in Michigan,' notes Popovich. 'It is usually produced by large universities and high-end professional companies. Also, it is a non-traditional, experimental play by a woman who is considered among critics and scholars to be one of the world's greatest living playwrights.'

Laura McCallum of Dearborn plays the Skriker. Hugh Deneghy of Detroit is the fairy Skriker. Eric Green of Taylor plays the Kelpie. Tess Ulrey of Dearborn and Devona Moore of Detroit portrays the Green Lady.

Carla G. Banks of Detroit is cast as Lily. Mike Cochran of Detroit plays Rawheadandbloodybones. Lena Al-Hanooti of Dearborn plays the Brownie. Rachel Capraro of Dearborn is the Passerby. Christopher Call of Dearborn plays the Bogle. Brandon Grantz of Detroit portrays the Family Man/Businessman.

For more information on 'The Skriker,' please contact George Popvich at 313-845-6478 or visit For more information on HFCC please call 313-845-9600 or visit


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