My Detroit Free Press story on Detroit possibly becoming home to the world’s first ‘Container Globe’ theater

Screen Shot 2016-11-06 at 12.42.09 PM.pngDetroit could become home to the world’s first punk rock re-imagining of Shakespeare’s circular Globe Theatre, constructed with large, corrugated metal shipping containers.

The brainchild of New York-based New Zealander and Shakespeare fanatic Angus Vail — manager of the rock band Kiss’ business office since 1995 (via Joseph Young Associates), and former in-house business manager for INXS — the Container Globe would mimic the specifications of the original Globe in size and shape, and it would most likely be built along the Woodward Corridor. One possible site is a parking lot at Woodward Avenue and Canfield Street.

“The lot is under consideration,” said Bud Liebler, who owns that parking lot and the Whitney restaurant, in addition to running a public relations agency (with his son, Patrick Liebler) that’s working for Vail. “The theater would ‘fit’ there, and because of its location in the heart of Midtown and the Cultural District, it could be an ideal location, but no final determination has been made.” READ THE REST HERE

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