The entire script by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky is presented in letters, notes and chat-room messages, but it is not like the "readers theatre" script Love Letters. This is all memorized and delivered with wild divergences of emotion and plot twists, Directors Janet Colson and Nicole Clyne have set the two actors in motion with stage business and costume changes that keep the action moving and the tension building. It is fascinating to follow these two through their hate/love relationship as they try to find each other and themselves.
Hate Mail has ONLY TWO MORE SHOWS in the rustic/bar setting of UrbanBeat in Old Town, on the west side of Turner, near Grand River. It's an artsy atmosphere with snacks for donations and a cash bar open pre-show, intermission and post-show. 8 pm Fri/Sat Feb. 24-25. I'd say get there early. This is not a large venue. It does start at 8pm - and is somewhat over 2 hours (considering a longish intermission with the bar and all...)
Though this was a relatively "adult" show, Generations Theatre is a new group which "enables people of all ages to enjoy the theater experiences on stage, backstage, and in the seats." Their Renegade show last August was more "family fare". They are having AUDITIONS for Cheaper by the Dozen Feb. 27-28 at St. Casimir Catholic Church, 815 Sparrow Ave at 6:30 pm. with show dates in April at St. Casimir.