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- As part of the series “Wall Street Walking Tour” is a not-quite-revival of “How Now Dow Jones,” (showing Aug. 15, 17, 18, 20, 23) which was on Broadway for a minute and a half in 1968. Given everything that’s happened over the last year, it’s a surprisingly timely story, about a woman who is the voice of Dow Jones and whose fiancé won’t marry her until the Dow average hits 1,000. It’s fascinating to see this again now now, and to realize how tied into all of that we are in our daily lives – you don’t have to be a day trader, the stock parket is now part of all our lives.
- “Down the Aisle” features stories of weddings – or the destruction thereof. “A Contemporary American's Guide to a Successful Marriage” (showing Aug. 17, 18, 20, 21) is styled after one of those social guidance films from the 1950s, a story that looks at all of the sexist etiquette that people were expected to follow. It’s a very funny, or rather darkly humorous, look at how shocking all of those roles seem now.
- One of our most unique series this year is “Outer Space Zombie Adventure,” which is our creative way of trying to get four or five plays to fit together. This is sort of an interesting collection of shows that all start from the same target market: Geeks like me who love sci-fi and B-movies. One fun show is “Devil Boys From Beyond,” (showing Aug. 23, 27, 28, 29, 30) which has flying saucers and aliens and these bizarre guys in pumps who invade this small rural town. It stars Everett Quinton from the Ridiculous Theater Company, and it’s just a riot.
(Photo credit: Libby Skala in “A Time to Dance,” photographed by Damon Calderwood)