Below is info on shows that I enjoyed that are still running:
On the 21st, I got to see The Meaning of Wife which has a few shows left. This is a theatre piece that is so smart, it's refreshing. The clever premise revolves around the concept of two women being the image makeover consultants for words in the English language who decide to take on the word Wife. It then goes beyond this extremely inventive conceit to delve into the marriage stories of both women while making the audience aware of the injustices that are inherent in same sex marriage. It tells us that we have a long way to go and I found myself also realizing that there is a lot that I do not know about this subject. Add to that the fact that the show is very funny, and has two wonderful actresses from the stand up comedy world, you're looking at a piece that invites us to laugh and reflect at the same time. This is a great piece for any lover of language and any lover of a smart script. You can still get tickets if you hurry!
On the 25th I saw Graveyard Shift: A Zombie Musical, and had a great time! This is exactly what it says in the title. We have a Romero style Zombie story being told through musical theatre. With songs that give a clever nod to shows like Little Shop of Horrors, and Urinetown and some of the best choreography I've seen in quite awhile, this is a very fun piece that had me laughing out loud. If you are into the Zombie genre, this really is a must see. If you are looking for some excellent comedic writing, you really need not look farther than Ren Casey's rollicking script which includes an automated door joke that was absolutely priceless. There are still chances to see this one. Don't miss it! get your tickets here!
More tomorrow. I'm off to another round of shows.