Take a look at the sky, or at your social calendar, and a weighty, inescapable fact presses down on you. Were in the middle of summer, and the heat has dried up many of the usual fun things to do. Summer in the city reduces our population to die-hard locals, and were starving for cool events and cultural nourishment. So quick -- grab this morsel before its over. Today is the last day of City Theatres Summer Shorts at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts. Its a theatrical experience you really shouldnt miss.
The annual celebration of short plays is in its twelfth year, and the lauded company is offering two taut programs of fascinating fare. There is no continuity among the fifteen progressive productions, other than quirky tales, an electric pace, and quality writing. Program A, presented at 3:00 p.m., will feature Jessica Linds What I Learned from Grizzly Bears and Pulitzer Prize finalist Rolin Joness Ron Bobby Had Too Big a Heart. Program B begins at 5:30 p.m. and will include the Wizard of Oz-inspired Splat!, Sarah Hammonds Flour Cloud, and Marco Ramirezs I Am Not Batman.
Sun., July 8