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December 13th, 2012 Events
Anna Karenina
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Playing at 1, 3:45, 6:30, 9:15 pm.

2012/UK/R/129 min
Director: Joe Wright
Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen and Kelly Macdonald

The third collaboration of Academy Award nominee Keira Knightley with director Joe Wright, following the award-winning box office successes “Pride & Prejudice” and “Atonement,” is the epic love story “Anna Karenina,” adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard (“Shakespeare in Love”). The story unfolds in its original late-19th-century Russia high-society setting and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna (Ms. Knightley) questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

“Risky and ambitious enough to count as an act of artistic hubris, and confident enough to triumph on its own slightly – wonderfully – crazy terms.”
-A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Intelligently ecstatic with the emotions running at fever pitch!”
-Richard Corliss, Time

“’Anna Karenina’ sings, dances and finally soars, even as its legendary heroine plunges to her most self-destructive depths.
-Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

“The result is a masterpiece of moving pieces, a dizzying and obscenely beautiful film that boils down Tolstoy’s text to its most basic elements by making literal the theater of high society.”
-David Ehrlich, Box Office Magazine

“Truly Stunning! Fascinatingly theatrical and thrillingly cinematic!”
-Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

“Rewires Tolstoy’s classic tale!”
-Colin Covert, Star Tribune

“Nothing like it on screen anywhere this year!”
-Moira Mac Donald, The Seattle Times

Honk! Jr.
Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Old Town Playhouse Young Company will present Honk! Jr. December 12-16. This delightful musical is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling and is being Directed by Broadway veteran, Minda Nyquist. Honk! Jr. tells the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky appearance incites prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from everyone else on the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, Ugly discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, and finds love and acceptance in all its forms. This production, performed by a cast of 40 student actors from the OTP Young Company, is sure to be a holiday and family experience to treasure! Starring Robbie Shields and Grace Zucco. Show times are 7:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, December 12-15 with 2:00 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 & 16. Ticket price is $11 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Old Town Playhouse is located at 148 E. Eighth Street in Traverse City. Call 231-947-2210 for reservations or visit us on the web at www.otpyoungcompany.com

Mens' Night
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gentlemen, the evening is yours for gifting and gabbing! Celebrate the spirit of the evening as well as the season at Mens' Night Downtown. The gents can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drink specials at Downtown eateries to begin the evening. Downtown merchants will have in-store specials, gift-wrapping, refreshments and downtown prize drawings. Take advantage of this special night of in-store specials while enjoying refreshments, entertainment and drawings to find the perfect gift for that special someone. For more information call (231) 922-2050 or www.downtowntc.com

 

Santa's Workshop on Men's Night
Thursday, December 13, 2012
While you're shopping the AMAZING deals through out downtown Traverse City, leave your little elfs at KidzArt so they can create their own gifts to give this Holiday Season! $60 per student from 5:30-8:30, we will make 5 gifts, wrap, and create cards to go wtih each so they're ready to go directly under the tree after pick up. Register your artists today: info@kidzartmi.com
The Good Doctor
Thursday, December 13, 2012

OTP presents Neil Simon’s comedy, The Good Doctor, with performances on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm and December 9 at 3pm at the OTP Studio Theatre @ the Depot.
Tickets are $15 per person and are available by calling (231) 947-2210 or may be purchased on-line at www.oldtownplayhouse.com. Tickets may be purchased at the OTP Box Office, located at 148 East Eighth Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684, and remaining seats will be sold one hour before performances.
The Studio Theatre at the Depot is located at 620 Railroad Place, at the southwest corner of East 8th Street and Woodmere Avenue in Traverse City. Contact the Old Town Playhouse at 231-947-2210 or visit www.oldtownplayhouse.com for more information about the production.

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