Pink Banana’s ‘Dark Play’
Exploring identity and desire in a socially networked world
One might expect that a play taking place, in large part, online might be a bit claustrophobic, but Murrillo’s script is an intimate exploration of what happens when both the world inside and beyond the internet collide. Pink Banana stages the drama in one of the most intimate studio theaters in town, the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative. The intensity of the drama will be brought strikingly close to the audience in the cozy space.
Dark Play or Stories For Boys runs Nov. 1-16, at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave. For tickets, visit brownpapertickets.com/event/477737.
- Pius XI will stage a dual exploration of Shakespeare’s The Tempest with productions both of the classic text and a new text inspired by it and written by Milwaukee’s Fly Steffens. #LaTempestad is a collaboration between Pius XI students and Steffens touching on contemporary phenomena from texting to cyber bullying. The Tempest will be performed Nov. 1, 3 and 9 and #LaTempestad on Nov. 2, 8 and 10. For tickets, call 414-290-0204.
- Early this coming month, Theater RED stages the world premiere of a new play by Jared McDaris. A Thousand Times Good Night retells 1,001 Arabian Nights as realized in a Shakespearian five-act play that will be staged Nov. 7-16, in the Studio Theatre at the Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, Nov. For tickets, visit theaterred.com.
TAGS: Pink Banana, Russ Bickerstaff, Carlos Murrillo, Dark Play or Stories For Boys, Nolen Borne, Brenna Kempf, Nate Press, Kelly Coffey, Tim Palacek, Arcade Theatre, Underground Collaborative
TAGS Happenings: Pius XI, Shakespeare, The Tempest, Fly Steffens, #LaTempestad, Pius XI, Theater RED, Jared McDaris, A Thousand Times Good Night, 1,001 Arabian Nights, Sunset Playhouse