Saturday, September 20, 2014
The Players Theatre
115 Macdougal St, New York, New York 10012
Tickets: $5 at the door
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At what age does a girl detective become a woman detective? How does one respond to Ned Nickerson’s advances on Tinder? If you all hate subway bedbugs so much, why don’t you all just get new sportscars?
Mysteries! I mean, aren’t they just everywhere?
Your presence is requested at a new variety show hosted by Nancy Drew (Sarah Rainone) and Reference Book (Curtis Retherford) and featuring the ever-mysterious house band, The Gumshoes
(Alessandra Migliaccio, Matthew Rubano, and Curtis Retherford).
This month, your soon-to-be-favorite mystery-solving duo will help you unlock the secrets of TIME ITSELF using nothing but our wits, the clues hidden in places many are afraid to look, and Nancy’s father’s credit card. Have a look at this month’s performers:
SMOOTH IMPROV FROM Boy Butter
Rudy Behrens, Ellena Chmielewski, Meseret Haddis, Aaron Jackson, Alexis Pereira, David Sidorov, Riley Soloner
STORYTELLING FROM Julia Wiedeman
Naked People (Time Out Critic’s Pick), Happy Hour Story Hour (Slake)
VIRTUOSIC PUPPETRY MEETS SURREAL LONG-FORM IMPROV
Ora Fruchter (The PIT, Yellow Sneaker, Doppelskope) and Bradford Jordan (The PIT, Story Pirates, the Moth)
Pack your magnifying glasses and put on a pair of sensible shoes (you never know when you might need to chase down a clue) and please join us as we make sense of this mad world we live in.
We have a monthly variety show! Our first one is this Saturday, and I am incredibly excited about it. There’s going to be improv, music, storytelling, and more, all based on the theme The Secret of the Old Clock.
If I could talk to my 20 year old self, I’d tell me to get fit and stay fit, then I’d tell me to take some classes in clown, mask work and physical theater. I don’t think I would have listened 46 year old me though.
Bill Nye Fights Back
How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.
Read the full article on Popular Science
~ Don’ts for Boys or, Errors of Conduct Corrected, by an Old Boy, 1902
Covering wars for a polarized nation has destroyed the civic mission I once found in journalism. Why risk it all to get the facts for people who increasingly seem only to seek out the information they want and brand the stories and facts that don’t conform to their opinions as biased or inaccurate?
Why I Decided War Reporting Was No Longer Worth the Risk, by Tom A. Peter, New Republic
A short article about the uselessness of war reporting for a country of people who no longer believe the news.
The stars in Lucky Charms used to look slightly different from the ones I remember.
(From a 1963 Lucky Charms box)
Katsukawa Shunshō (勝川 春章), 1783.