Theatrical flatulence

Currently showing at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson is Escanaba in Da Moonlight, a campy comedy about deer hunters in Michigan’s upper peninsula, written by movie star Jeff Daniels. Director Julie Anchor said Daniels wrote the script “while he was filming Dumb & Dumber. In other words, it’s not Shakespeare.” Think hunting rifles, beer, unshaven guys in flannel shirts and a slow-motion fart scene. (You may recall the play at the B Street Theatre, which staged it twice.)

This production by Main Street Theatre Works features several local actors, including Dick Mangrum, an Elly winner for Foxfire at the Woodland Opera House. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays through July 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for picnics; the show follows at 8 p.m. Bring mosquito repellent and a lawn chair. For tickets—which run $10 to $15—and directions to the amphitheater, visit or call (209) 267-5680.