Thursday, August 26, 2010

This weekend in theater

Posted on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Theater — it's like reality TV, only it's really real. (Sometimes the actors fall into your lap.)

Soccer moms face off against emo kids from the next housing tract over in "Block Party," the Friday-night improv comedy show with a suburban theme at the Blue Door in the Garland District. And even though "Safari" shows continue on Saturdays at 9 pm, tomorrow night at 8 pm is your last chance to enjoy the "Block Party" ruckus. Just $7, and the shows are different every night!

She'll pirouette smack-dab into a larger-than-life clay figure in The Golem and the Ballerina, a new play by Christopher Lamb — he also directed, choreographed and will play the principal dancer — to be performed at the Company Ballet School, on Argonne Rd. at Empire Ave. (just three blocks north of Trent) on Saturday night at 7:30 pm and on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Just $6.50 to see hordes of dancers in a confined space.

Rancid Crabtree and 100-year-old Ed will fend off ghosts and aliens from outer space (that is, if Ed can stay awake) at the Rockin' B Ranch this Saturday out at Stateline (I-90 and Exit 299). Doors at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30, show at 7:30. For $35, you get three kinds of meat and taters and corn on the cob and a pre-show and lemonade that comes out of barrels in the rafters. 

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