Monday, March 14, 2011

MON 3/14: Plays, Film, Music

Happy Pi Day!

For some reason, there are two staged reading's tonight.


MON 3/14

6pm to 7pm
"Breaking the Code": Staged Reading
at MIT Museum, 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

Based on the life of mathematician Alan Turing, this play supposedly does not require a strong knowledge of science.

On the other hand you might end up wanting to learn about a father of computer science who broke the German's "Enigma code" during WWII then committed suicide after being persecuted for his homosexuality.

"Performance will be followed by conversation with the artists and a guest scientist."

"Recommended for adults and teens"

MON 3/14

"The Skin of Our Teeth": Staged Reading
at Calderwood Pavillion, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Supposedly audiences hated this Thornton Wilder play when it premiered in 1942. There's a lot of symbolism about the human condition that references the Bible and ancient Greece. What I'm saying is that you may be forced to think to enjoy the play...

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is presenting a 'script in hand' reading. There is wine-and-cheese reception for a $20 donation that will support their Shakespeare on the Common production.

MON 3/14

"Breakfast at Tiffany's": Big Screen Classics
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $6.75 seniors, children

Yeah, this is a good movie. I'm in favor of enjoying films on the big screen, but I think the amusing aspect will be the Holly Golightly costume contest.

It might be worth the price of admission to see a gaggle of Audrey Hepburn look-a-likes. If you want to enter, you could win prizes from Mint Julep and SEE Eyewear...

MON 3/14

Sodafrog, Waylon Speed, Tony the Bookie Orchestra
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

If you open your ears ever so slightly to Tony the Bookie Orchestra, they’ll blow them wide open for some trippy country-rock. Sodafrog holds your undivided attention with direct delivery and deep, finely honed songs.

A country-metal band Waylon Speed from Burlington, VT that describes themselves as "Equal parts Merle Haggard and Motorhead" could be an interesting sight (and sound).

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