Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dating habits of the elderly! Bizarre dinner conversations! and other enticements in THIS WEEKEND IN THEATER

Posted on Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Spokane-area theater for this weekend:

The Cemetery Club at Spokane Civic's Studio Theatre: Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm; Sun at 2 pm. PERFORMANCES ADDED Thurs-Fri, Nov. 18-19 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets: $18; $9, student rush. 325-2507 When husbands die, their wives' need for companionship and self-definition may rush in. But with jokes, too. See a preview here. See a review here.

The Elephant Man at Lake City Playhouse: Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm; closes Sun at 2 pm. Top ticket price: $19.
When watching a freak show, is it all right to laugh? What if there are more freaks around us than we thought? And how do you sympathize with someone who repulses you, anyway? See a review here
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The Bald Soprano at Gonzaga University's Jepson Center: Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm. $2
The Smiths invite the Martins over for dinner. Then all linguistic hell breaks loose. Nobody's making any sense at all! It's the theater of the absurd! (Which may give you pause, the next time you really, really need to communicate an idea to someone.) Performed readers theater-style in a lecture hall. See a preview here. (That's fractured playwright Eugene Ionesco at right.)
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The Good Woman of Setzuan at SFCC's Spartan Theatre: Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm and Sun at 2 pm. $8. Continues through Nov. 21.
Can a kind and compassionate soul survive in an effed-up world? Not unless she adopts a swaggering, exploitive male persona. Because nice girls get trampled every time by the greedy bullies of our capitalistic world. (Hey, it's Brecht [pictured at right] -- you're gonna have to make a Marxist decision here.)

Seussical presented by Christian Youth Theatre-Spokane at the Bing: Fri 7 pm; Sat 3 pm and 7 pm; Sun 3 pm. $10; $9, seniors and children. Visit cytspokane.org or call 487-6540.
Oh, the Thinks You Will Think as the Cat in the Hat narrates Horton the Elephant's attempts to help the Who's of Who-ville.

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