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: Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them at Edge
From the Edge website: Christopher Durang turns political humor upside down with this raucous and provocative satire about America’s growing homeland “insecurity.” Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them tells the story of a young woman suddenly in crisis: Is her new husband, whom she married when drunk, a terrorist? Or just crazy? Or both? Is her father’s hobby of butterfly collecting really a cover for his involvement in a shadow government? Why does her mother enjoy going to the theater so much? Does she seek mental escape, or is she insane? Honing in on our private terrors both at home and abroad, Durang oddly relieves our fears in this black comedy for an era of yellow, orange, and red alerts.
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HER CHOICE: Mekong Joe at The Aurora Fox
From the Aurora Fox website: The Mizel Museum in association with PT Projects, No Credits Productions and the Aurora Fox Theater will present actor Joe Wandell sharing his own amazing and true story in the theater presentation “Mekong Joe.” Tran Than Hai was born to a Vietnamese mother, from an American GI father. Six years later, he and his brother were two of the many children airlifted out of Saigon just hours before the fall of the city to the Vietcong. Adopted by a military couple in Baltimore, they named him Joe and his older brother became Tony. An Amerasian boy who grew up never feeling like he truly belonged, Joe landed in L.A. where he became an actor in film and TV often cast as a Latino “gang banger”. Thirty years after the war, in a miraculous moment documented by NBC Dateline , Joe and Tony are tearfully reunited with their birth mother in Vietnam… at the very airport where they dodged sniper fire as children. “Mekong Joe” is a dynamic, moving and often funny story told from the human side of war… all of it absolutely true and resonating with our shared humanity.
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Don’t Forget All of the Other Great Theatre Opening This Weekend
August 9 – Comic Con con Comedy at Theatre Company of Lafayette
August 10 – Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at Inspire Creative
August 10 – Theatregasm = 6 at Theatre D’Art
August 10 – Music Man at The Curtain Playhouse