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Cold as Death: The Lady and the Tyrant (Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theater, 6 p.m.) — This Jacobean work has it all: necrophilia, grave robbery, suicide, bloodlust, and plain old regular lust. Look for Joshua Buursma‘s review later today.
#SEXTS (Logan Fringe Arts Space: Trinidad Theater, 7:15 p.m.) — Ready to get sexty? The Coil Project’s comedic look at love has more testicle discussions than a Kevin Smith movie. I found it all the more charming for avoiding the typical pitfalls of trend-obsessed shows.
The Life of King John (Atlas Performing Arts Center: Sprenger, 8:15 p.m.) — If you don’t remember this one from your Shakespeare class, don’t feel bad. King John is one of the Bard’s least popular works, as the Rude Mechanicals are happy to remind us themselves. Sophia Bushong enjoyed this production’s melding of super-serious royal intrigue with Monty Python references, calling it “a fun experiment.”
Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?” (Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theatre, 10 p.m.) — A mysterious avante-garde Eastern European theater troupe wind up sabatoging their own play — and pretty much everyone else’s — in this absurd send-up of theater culture. “This show is a theater person’s theater piece,” our Peter Orvetti declared.
Also: Opening nights for The Movement: 50 Years of Love and Struggle, Cheeky Monkey Sideshow Presents: CMSS X 3D, OK?, BrouHaHa, and The Bloody Banquet.