Monday, July 19, 2010

Need Something to do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Consistency. Sticktuitiveness. Staying the course. A stalwart American value that of late has sadly been usurped by those simply unwilling to admit they might have made epically wrong decisions at the outset (not mentioning any names here). Which is sad, as an attitude of not caring about seeing things through to the end can leave you with a stupid f@#$ing hole in the middle of downtown. Again, not mentioning any names.

The point of all this—and yes there sort of is one—is that we're now halfway through Alley Rep's Plays From the Alley new works series. And while for the last two, Monday was ideal as there wasn't anything else going on, tonight there is. Alley Rep's monthly Story Story Night is tonight as well. As well as a variety of musical choices and the great outdoors.

But those options would be backing out, waffling, flip-flopping. And while it's possible there might be more attractive options, better ways to spend your evening, we don't cotton to that sort of business here in real America. We see things through. Unless it's a hole in the ground.

But there shouldn't be much to worry about since last week's script was so good that all should be excited for this week's selection.

The play this week is, Isaac I Am, by Los Angeles playwright Mary Steelsmith. It's a story in which the main character Angela finds herself torn between a budding real life romance and a darker online relationship with a family seemingly bent on its own destruction. Oooooooohhhhhh.

It's all going down at the Visual Arts Collective in Garden City. Doors at 7 p.m. for boozin' and minglin'. Show at 8 p.m. $10 at the door.

Or if you want to be a quitter, you can always go to Story Story Night at the Linen Building at 7 p.m. Or the Modern Jazz Orchestra at the Bouquet. Or Haelstrom at the Knitting Factory. Or the poetry slam at Neurolux. Or Adam Lambert at the Morrison Center. Or wine tasting at Woodriver Cellars. Or...

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