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Art & Soul: The Performing Arts-Focus On Two Big Shows And The Stars That Make Them

Apr 27, 2017

Broadway-bound actor Conor Ryan who is starring in "Into the Wild" at the Encore Music Theatre in Dexter.
Credit Lisa Barry

This week, Art and Soul focuses on the performing Arts in Washtenaw County.  Lisa Barry speaks with Broadway-bound actor Conor Ryan, who is starring in "Into the Wild" at the Encore Musical Theatre in Dexter and local playwright David MacGregor.

Actor Conor Ryan is starring in the developmental premiere of Into the Wild, which is a musical.

Credit Encore Musical Theatre

Ryan sings part of one of the songs in the show "Alaska" as part of his interview segment with Lisa.  The show will be at the Dexter Theatre through May 7th.

David MacGregor
Credit Lisa Barry

Writer David MacGregor's play "Vino Veritas" has been performed before at the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea but was brought back for the local theater's 100th performance in its 25 year history.

MacGregor calls it a "dark comedy" and says it talks about a lot of things people may normally be thinking but hesitant to share.  The play has also been turned in to a feature film, and MacGregor shares what he is working on next. It turns out MacGregor and Lisa Barry have a shared history.  Listen to the end of the interview to find out what that is!

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— Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her at lbarryma@emich.edu