I am in DANGER of missing these three excellent shows all of which feature talented humans who I know personally and really want to support with both my dollars and my warm body sending them good vibes from the audience. While I try to work out my overly difficult schedule to see all three before they close over the next couple of weeks, do yourself a favor and pick even one to go check out:
When January Feels Like Summer by Cori Thomas at Ensemble Studio Theater - closing Oct 26
Presided over by the Hindu god Ganesh, a pair of teenagers become unexpected heroes, an immigrant accountant struggles with visibility, and two stifled romantics begin to stumble toward each other during one strangely warm winter in Central Harlem. When January Feels Like Summer follows five colliding lives as a feeling of change hums in the air and the many flavors of desire saturate the streets and subways and bodegas of the city. These characters learn to do more than meet their obstacles head-on -- they discover how to transcend them.
A New York Times Critics Pick!
Bedbugs!!! by Paul Leschen & Fred Sauter at The ArcLight Theatre - closing November 2
What happens when a lonely exterminator - hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug related death - tries to eradicate all bedbugs from NYC?? Mass mutation and mayhem, from an army of human-size creatures out for blood, world domination - and love. Not since Little Shop and Rocky Horror has a sci-fi musical rocked audiences with such an electric, tune-filled score and over-the-t0p performances!!!
Jacuzzi by The Debate Society at Ars Nova - closing November 8
In the Marshall family’s peacefully remote Colorado ski chalet, Erik and Helene are making themselves very much at home. So at home, they just might stay for good. At the edge of civilization, the lifestyles of the rich collide with the lifestyles of the aimless in the bubbling waters of a hot tub.
A Time Out New York Critics Pick!
GO! And let me know what you thought!!