For starters, this Tuesday is the staged reading of “The Sisters”, a play by grad student Roxy MtJoy about the Mitford sisters when World War II was just beginning. If you don’t know who these sisters are, let me help you out by saying they were one of the most influential families ever known, especially with one of the sisters being buddy-buddy with Hitler. Directed by Rebecca Stuart, it goes up at 6:30pm in the Cannon.
But if you’re still clinging onto that hope of OE in your night, look no further because William Shakepeare’s Macbeth is premiering this Friday, February 10 at 7pm in Downstage. Directed by Howard Jackson, this concept of the Scottish play takes place in underground bunkers during an anything-but-civil war. The show runs through February 12 and you can reserve your tickets online here: http://downstagetc.ticketleap.com/macbeth/
Not satisfied with Macbeth-level mayhem? Well first you might want reevaluate your mayhem capacitors, but then you should go see Crazyface written by Clive Barker and directed by none other than Ernest Abuba. The name Clive Barker might sound familiar, probably because he wrote the classic horror flicks Hellraiser and Candyman. Opening at 7pm. February 16in the Wright, Crazyface follows the story of a boy named Tyl as he navigates through a fantastical world on a journey to find himself. Sign-ups will be in the PAC lobby next week!
And once you’ve reach the brink of penultimate mindbogglery, get some comic relief with Moshe Maizels Commedia dell’ High School going up February 17, 18, and 19. The play is done in a commedia style, meaning each scene’s script has been “preprovised” by the actors! These high school archetypes will dazzle you with their nostalgic yet hilarious wit while you reminisce on a time when letterman jackets were worn by their original owners and comedy wasn’t always hipster jokes. Location and time TBA.
So save yourself some cash, support your peers, and save drinking for thirsty Thursdays- there is theatre afoot!