Some entertainment options worth considering in NYC,
especially for the politically-inclined, to keep you occupied while I am busy offline with a big project for a while (forgive
me if I’m unresponsive):
CineFest features six short dramatic films with liberty themes, Tue., Oct. 24,
2017 from 6:30-9:30 (including post-screening Q&A). You can get VIP tickets here while they last.
•FERGUSON: Ferguson is a staged reenactment, not
based on media spin but using the actual witness transcripts, of the events
that sparked riots near St. Louis in 2014 and arguments about race and policing
thereafter. Scroll down at the right here to see your options including buying a ticket for the initial New York City run.
•THE FIGHT: Playwright
Jonathan Leaf tackles another politically volatile moment in history with his
new play The Fight about sometimes-ugly schisms in the mid-twentieth-century feminist
•THE FLEA: In
November and December, the small but talented playwrights group The Pool puts on productions such as Lynn Rosen’s Washed Up on the Potomac at the Flea Theater (20 Thomas St.). I
don’t know if they have actual political connections, but I’ve got photographic
evidence the group’s launch party was in a hip-looking apartment.
I can only imagine what the Toneelgroep Amsterdam is going to do to reinvent
Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead as a deconstructionist stage production at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, but I will risk finding out.