Reader's Agenda Thu 1/31: Theater Oobleck, Soup and Bread, and Hot Water Music

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Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered:

Theater Oobleck remounts its lauded play There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, about two university lecturers forced to justify their actions to students after partaking in an inappropriate display of affection. Justin Hayford wrote about the original production, "As in [Mickle] Maher's other plays, the characters here do almost nothing but explain themselves for 90 minutes. But the stasis is breathlessly urgent, as their fates depend on having their explanations understood and accepted."

Soup and Bread sets up shop at FitzGerald's, where suburbanites and those willing to make the trek from the city can enjoy soups from Autre Monde, Big Guys, and others.

According to Kevin Warwick, "Hot Water Music have split up several times, gone on an extended hiatus, and given rise to a popular side project and solo career, but it seems like they can't not exist." That's evident in their aptly titled 2012 LP, Exister, an album the band promotes tonight at Metro. La Dispute and the Menzingers open.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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