You-review-it Monday: 'Streetcar,' 'Other Desert Cities,' and more

March 17, 2014
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For me, the weekend included "Other Desert Cities" at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Acting Up Productions' "A Streetcar Named Desire," and a run to Chicago to see Theo Oblique's intimate production of Stephen Sondheim's "Passion."

What about you?

Did you see "I and You" at the Phoenix? Catch the closing weekend for Dance Kaleidoscope's "Kings & Queens of Country" (review--including lively responses--here). Where you a librarian who had the pleasure of being at the convention center to hear David Sedaris or John Green? Catch a concert from the APA, the ICO or the ISO?

What A&E did you experience over the weekend?

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  • other desert cities
    Saw it last Thursday and while it was quite well done, I never cared about the characters. I mean, another play about the resentments of adult children toward their parents? And the sturm und drang of a holiday family reunion? And the "big reveal" toward play's end? Been there, done that.
  • Comedy of Errors
    You missed the Eclectic Pond Theatre Company's energetic performance of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors at the Irvington Masonic Lodge which ran the past two weekends. I am amazed that there are so many wonderful amateur Shakespearean actors in our fair city.
    • We all make Errors
      Duke: Didn't miss it. Caught it the first weekend. http://www.ibj.com/two-young-companies-brush-up-on-shakespeare/PARAMS/article/46518
    • Other Desert Cities
      I saw it opening night and highly recommend it. The multi-layered and insightful script explores many issues, all five actors are excellent, and the experience will stay with you for quite awhile. It runs through April 5. Go!
    • Chieftains
      In true Celtic style, my husband and I donned our kilts and took in the Chieftains concert at the Palladium. The concert featured the amazing Paddy Maloney and the remaining living Chieftains, but also highlighted many international and local performers. What a treat it must have been for our local artists to work with living legends in Celtic music.

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