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For the last several years in Windsor and Detroit, the Breathe Art Theatre Project has staged contemporary plays with a social conscience. The theater hardly gets more contemporary than the work of playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. His first play, Fuddy Meers, was a resounding success, earning the young playwright several prestigious awards and being staged at more than 200 U.S. venues since its 1999 premiere.

This month, Breathe Art will stage his 2000 follow-up to Fuddy, Wonder of the World, which originally opened at the Manhattan Theatre Club starring Sarah Jessica Parker. The zany play is typical Lindsay-Abaire, the tale of a wife who skips out on her husband and runs off to Niagara Falls to seek out what she's been missing. At the Furniture Factory (4126 Third St., Detroit). For more information, call 313-831-1939. Tickets are $12-$20; runs through May 12.

Michael Jackman is a writer and copy editor for Metro Times. Send comments to


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