Looking to the Future, Recalling the Past
The Temptations are blasting from an eight-track and a raised, black fist is painted on the wall. It’s 1967 in Detroit, Michigan and Motown is alive onstage at the UC Santa Cruz Second Stage Theater Arts. African American Theater Arts Troupe (AATAT) presents “Detroit ’67,”…
The Pressures of the Machine
What does it mean to seek freedom? In an effort to try to find her own freedom, Helen — the central character of the UCSC theater department’s production of the noir crime drama “Machinal” — rebels against societal restrictions constraining her due to her gender….