‘Twelve Angry Jurors’ to be staged by Trenton group

Photo courtesy of the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center
Cast members of the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center production of “Twelve Angry Jurors” rehearse their parts in the classic courtroom drama, scheduled for presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson. The play is an adaptation of the CBS-TV production of “Twelve Angry Men.” It will be preceded by the presentation of the famous Abbott and Costello routine “Who’s on First?”

Adapted from the CBS-TV production of “Twelve Angry Men,” “Twelve Angry Jurors” will be staged by the Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Trenton Village Theatre, 2447 W. Jefferson.

The classic courtroom drama is about a jury for a homicide trial that has one dissenting juror for a guilty verdict, and the debate for reasonable doubt that ensues.

Among those portraying the jurors will be Lexi Nadolski of Southgate; Avery Pautuk of Trenton; Zack Yaeger of Brownstown Township; Tiffany Nguyen of Wyandotte; Sophia Abbott, Shell Makena and Gabrielle Weil of Woodhaven; Sydney and Ally Balan of Flat Rock; and Tabitha Koronka and Elizabeth Callihan of Grosse Ile Township.

Sarah Hollon of Trenton will appear as the foreman, and Baily Shaver and Clyde Granzeier of Grosse Ile as the judge and the bailiff, respectively.

Prior to the play, the famous Abbott and Costello baseball routine “Who’s on First?” will be presented by Granzeier as Bud Abbott, and Shaver as Lou Costello.

Directors of both productions are Donna Smith and Dave Rzucido

General admission tickets are $7 for all seats and will be available at the door, or online at www.dypac.com. For additional information, call 734-771-6945.

Auditions for the musical “Shrek” have been scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25 for those 12 to 19 years old. Tryout dates for children 5 to 11 will be announced at a later date. The play will be presented Nov. 14, 15, 16, 21 and 22.

‘Roots, Blues, Brews’ slated
An extraordinary barbecue featuring Michigan-sourced foods and beer is scheduled for Friday in the Greenfield Village Pavilion in celebration of “Local Roots, Blues and Brews.”

The event is planned for 6:30 to 9 p.m., with dinner to be served at 7 p.m. Live music will be provided by The Front Street Blues Band.

The village’s prize-winning chefs will prepare menu items including pork ribs, jam-glazed drumsticks, grilled leg of lamb, roasted fingerling potatoes, Asian noodle salad, boiled corn, and peach bread pudding with rum sauce.

Tickets are $68 per person, including tax and gratuity and two drink tickets.

For reservations, call 313-982-6001. Additional information is available at www.TheHenryFord.org/LocalRootsDining.

World contest is scheduled
The 12th annual World Tournament of Historic Base Ball — the original spelling of the sport — following the 1867 rules of the game, is planned for Saturday and Sunday at Greenfield Village.

Period music and food also are on the program. The games are free to watch with regular village admission of $24, adults; $22, seniors; and $17.50, youths. Children 4 and younger are admitted free. For more information, go to www.thehenryford.org.

Fash Bash is Aug. 14
The fashion event of the year, featuring a preview of the latest styles for fall, will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Great Hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

A fundraiser for the DIA, the event will be hosted by the Founders Junior Council, a young professionals’ auxiliary of the DIA, in partnership with Neiman Marcus. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s operating endowment.

The evening will begin with an outdoor cocktail party, followed by an “Art of Fashion” runway show and late-night dancing under the stars at an after-party.

Tickets are available at four price levels: Haute Couture, $500, including a $100 Neiman Marcus gift card with the purchase of two tickets; Couture Crowd, $250; Pret-a-Porter, $175; and Sartorial Splendor, $85, with access to the after-party on the steps of the DIA.

For tickets, go to www.dia.org.

The Fash Bash fundraiser has been held annually by the Founders Junior Council and the DIA since 1970.

Coming up . . .
Aug. 6 — Concert by Charles & Gwen Scales, keyboardist and vocalist, respectively, in the Taylor Conservatory Foundation Music & Art in the Gardens series; 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Garden, 22314 Northline; admission, $5; food and drinks will be available for purchase; for rain-out locations, call 888-383-4108 or go to www.taylorconservatory.org.