In The Sovereign Statement, The Neo-Futurists’ artistic director, Bilal Dardai, uses the conventions of the political thriller to explore the phenomenon of micronations, partly as a means of looking at group identity and paranoia. One of our theater recommendations for fall.
TimeLine Theatre presents The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s searing chronicle of the 80s AIDS epidemic. Albert Williams' write-up is here.
California Clipper's All Hallow's Eve Eve Variety Show features live lit readings, music, and a shadow-puppet show. Writer and artist Audrey Niffenegger, Fred Sasaki of Poetry magazine, filmmaker Chris Hefner, accordionist Rob Cruz, and artist April Sheridan are among the guests.
For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.