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Like death and taxes, one of the few truly dependable things in life is that the venerable Summer Shorts from City Theatre is going to be a satisfying mix of light comedy with a few mildly serious moments. And its silver anniversary production remains a thoroughly entertaining source of 10-minute plays executed by a seasoned cadre of pros.
City Theatre’s production of The Cake, about a baker who refuses to make a cake for a lesbian couple, digs deep below stereotypes to examine the contemporary clash between sincerely held principles that threaten to cripple relationships among people who care for one another – or at least have to live in the same world.
Theatre Lab’s family-friendly production of When She Had Wings posits a young girl, convinced she could fly before she could walk, trying to regain her power of flight.
Alright ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, she’s and he’s, and those who would prefer not to self-identify, Thinking Cap Theatre and City Theatre’s summer short play fest, She Shorts is for you, so that means everybody.
A thrilling cast and an impossibly talented young director from the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center mine all the raucous mirth and underlying blues in George C. Wolfe’s stinging social satire with music in The Colored Museum to depict the complex African-American experience and contemporary efforts to deal with its legacy.
In the current production of The M Ensemble Company, August Wilson’s legendary Seven Guitars almost plays like a musical or a folk opera akin to Porgy and Bess or Floyd Collins.