Theater patrons looking for an alternative to traditional holiday shows and musicals have a number of interesting options this year, including the campy and over-the-top "Devil Boys from Beyond." Stray Dog Theatre's seasonal offering, the crisp, quick paced show is a mash up of science fiction and romantic comedy with abundant laughs, quirky characters, compromising situations, and a retro feel. To keep with the season, there's also and uplifting ending and genuine, positive messages about sexuality, gender roles, and acceptance.
Political campaigns are crazy frenzied things. A new production by OnSite Theatre invites us to participate in the final hectic moments of a race for the office of Governor.
Yasmina Reza has crafted a wickedly funny, sharply pointed play that questions just how civilized we really are, as a society. The realistically absurd plot digs further, questioning the value of not allowing time and space for our more primitive nature to be expressed, particularly when children are still young and maturing. More than merely thought provoking, these questions have a resonance to them in a quick-to-accuse and quicker to sue culture that's easily accessible by most Americans.