Saturday, May 28, 2011

Need Something To Do Saturday?

Posted By on Sat, May 28, 2011 at 7:00 AM

So if you were a teenager in the '80s, you might know Judd Nelson as bad-boy John Bender in The Breakfast Club. That diamond earring nestled in his well-worn leather glove as he punches the air in a moment of triumph is iconic. But since that fateful moment that etched his visage into our collective nostalgic memory bank, he’s done some live theater, too, and of that experience he once said, “I love the rehearsal process in the theater, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience.” And that seems to be a common opinion among those who’ve done both film and stage work.

Members of the audience enjoy that sense of contact, too, and tonight, there’s a visceral theatrical experience available:

Step into another dimension with The Red Light Variety Show at 9 p.m. at VAC. Hula-hoopers, acrobats, burlesque dancers and belly dancers will mesmerize audience members with the Twilight Zone, their most recent production. Tickets are $10 at or $12 at the door.

If you are an empty nester, or an adult who’s thinking it might be time to move back into the family abode, you might want to check out Boise Little Theater's This Day and Age first—it might alter your decision. The comedy starts at 8 p.m. Call 208-342-5104 or visit for tickets.

In a more family friendly show (despite the title), the Prairie Dog Playhouse puts its own wacky spin on the tale of Charlie—that lovable boy who loves chocolate more than just about anything—in Willie Wanka. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. and tickets are $8-$13. Call 208-336-7383 for more info.

Sometimes it’s just easier and more satisfying to eat dinner while taking in a play. Knock 'Em Dead Dinner Theatre is serving up Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew tonight along with dinner. Give KED a call at 208-385-0021 for menu specifics and to purchase tickets

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