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Theatre for Short Attention Spans

Looking for something “different” to do this weekend? Check out Space 55 Theatre Ensemble and their 2nd Annual Ten Minute Play Showcase. Seven new plays by Valley playwrights will be presented – each no more than 10 minutes long. Tickets are $7 at the door and curtain is at 8 p.m. The showcase will run Sept 18th, 19th, 26th and 27th at Space 55┬áin downtown Phoenix.

A strong presence in the downtown theatre community, Space 55 also hosts acting and improv classes as well as a playwright’s workshop. They are at the forefront of the independent theatre scene in the Valley and are definitely worth checking out.

Sin Aesthesia at the Firehouse

I am sitting here in a fog of tired, after having a very long and hot, but very fun weekend. As I mentioned earlier, I made plans to go to First Fridays.

I picked my fiance up from work, and we had some time before we needed to be there. Dinner was a priority, and after being unable to secure parking at the Cherry Blossom Noodle Cafe, we decided to go to Macayo’s flagship restaurant on Central. I polished off a Pollo Espinaca Enchilada, and Chris enjoyed his Chipotle BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad. We split a Strawberry Margarita, and even then didn’t finish it.

We ran to Borders at the Biltmore for some items, then looking at the time, realized we better get to the Firehouse. We had difficulty finding parking, and by the time we did, we were about 3 blocks away-by Burton Barr. I was feeling tired, so we skipped wandering the galleries, although I saw that the Fair Trade Cafe on 1st Ave & Roosevelt was quite busy. This was definitely a busier First Fridays than July 4th was. (more…)

Phoenix Improv Festival

The Phoenix Improv Festival starts tonight and runs through Sunday, May 13. Ensembles are coming to Phoenix from around the country to perform — Bare and Bassprov from Chicago, Coldtowne from Austin/New Orleans, Cupcake from Seattle, Underbelly from LA and many more. And there’s plenty of great local talent, too, like the Phoenix Neutrino Project — an incredible film/theater hybrid — and Sunday is an all-day “Arizona Showcase” with 10 groups performing from 3-8 pm.

All of the shows are at the Viad Center (1850 N Central Ave, Phoenix) and tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance (except Sunday, which is $10 for the whole day — $2 off with a Mother’s Day card).

I’m the Mayor of Disclosureville: I’m in Bare and I’ll be sitting in with the Phoenix Neutrino Project.

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