Tag Archives: Michael Uribe
What does a man profiteth if he gains technology and loses his artistic soul? And can romance survive ambition when the two collide? Those issues, along with scores of corollaries, swirl through the entertaining thought-provoking Sex With Strangers, accurately subtitled “a romantic comedy for the digital age” kicking off Theatre at Arts Garage’s second incarnation.
Intriguing premises are the jumping off points for the nine flights of theatrical whimsy in City Theatre’s annual festival of short plays, Summer Shorts. While no discernable thread runs through the disparate works, the deftly comic playlets are shot through with a striation of poignancy, and the moving entries are leavened with flashes of humor.
Can a meaningful relationship blossom in a world where cynicism and self-interest seem to trump integrity and burgeoning affection? Island City Stage’s production of Douglas Carter Beane’s hilarious and touching The Little Dog Laughed explores the conundrum set amid the pragmatism of 21st Century seekers of fortune and fame in the shallows of a celebrity-centric culture.