Of the shows opening this weekend, these are the ones we want to see. These could be the best shows of the year or these shows could end up being terrible. As always we encourage you to chime in with your thoughts on our list and what shows you are seeing this weekend.
His Choice: On an Average Day at Curious
From the Curious website: In this Shepard-esque tale, two estranged brothers attempt to reconnect in the filthy kitchen of their decrepit childhood house, and piece together their dark, shared history. ON AN AVERAGE DAY is both a moving psychological drama and pitch-black comedy; a veritable thrill ride full of twists and turns.
HER CHOICE: Chess at Rocky Mountain Rep
From the RMRT website: Prior to their highly successful musical “Mamma Mia,” ABBA composers Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus created this riveting, rock-inspired phenomenon. Set during the Cold War intrigue of an international chess tournament, the musical dramatizes the romantic checkmate between an American chess champion, his lover, and a Russian opponent secretly planning to defect to the West. Like pawns on the board, the players find themselves manipulated in the game of life, and their emotional intensity transcends the stage in a passionate and triumphant pop score. With each song more irresistible than the last, this musical rounds out the summer in a powerful and moving fashion.
Not to be missed: Moonlight and Magnolias at Vintage
From the Vintage website: Legendary film producer David O. Selznick is only a few weeks into shooting Gone With the Wind when he realizes the script is awful and the director doesn’t have a clue. With only five days to rewrite the script and hire a new director, Selznick calls Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard to Oz to direct, and he taps legendary playwright, screenwriter and “script doctor” Ben Hecht to rewrite the script. There’s only one problem: Hecht hasn’t read the book. This hilarious adventure covers the course of five madcap days, where the three men frantically craft the script to one of the most beloved movies of all time.
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