From September 15th-October 1st, Charles Winn Speaks, by C.S. Hanson, will be presented at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre. This play is set against the current financial crisis (maybe they'll give us some tips), and follows a lovesick stockbrocker as he struggles to find and keep the woman of his dreams.
On the pursuit of the American dream, love, and struggling against the shoddy economy, Winn might just be biting off more than he can chew.
The play is directed by Lynn M. Thomas and will feature Linsday Gates and Chris Kipniak. Don't miss this three week production, which is sure to impress. Purchase your tickets now at LivingImageArts.org for $18.
Last Friday, September 9th, was the concluding performance to the compelling tribute play 110 Stories by Sarah Tuft. Produced by Broadway genius Jennifer Maloney (Spring Awakening and Legally Blonde), this collection of vignettes, breached time and space to bring you, safely, back to the tragic day the World Trade Center collapsed.
After an hour delay, due to a box office mess-up, we were seated with only a minute before the performance started. Heartbreakingly, actors like Stephen Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub, and Samuel L. Jackson began reading people’s accounts of the day, just before the attack. Jackson played a man who took work off that day to teach his daughter how to ride her bike without training wheels. “It was the most beautiful day," he read in that solemn voice. “Why is it always that something tragic happens on what you think is the perfect day?”
While a vast majority of the Miami hip-hop scene has their sights set on Sunday's Best of the Best concert, two of my personal favorite performers will also be in the area this weekend.
Zulu Nation founder and all-around hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa is at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. The 'Planet Rocker' is still kicking at the wise, old age of 53, inspiring an entire new generation of aspiring MCs.