Have you guys heard the news about Rachel Leibrock and Nick Miller being co-editors of the SNR (of course you have it's all over FB)? I am really psyched about this. I heard rumblings for a long time that there would be someone brought in from out of town to do this and I think that would have been a big mistake. This is great.
Mike C.'s birthday Leap In The Dark is tonight, and I heard there is a hot dog eating contest hence barfing. Or booting as I have recently learned that the frat boys call it.
I went to see the Cap Stage play How I Learned to Drive last night and it is stellar. This is the last weekend to catch it. It made me cry, it made me think, it's got some comedic parts but I can't say they really made me laugh. According to the play notes (written by their excellent dramaturge, Stephanie Tucker) the playwright was thinking of it as Lolita written from the nymphet's point of view, which I totally get and which is made clear in the scene that made me cry, which mirrors the comics reading scene in Lolita. If you've read it you remember that scene. The relationship between the abuser and the abusee is very complex and there are real feelings on both sides; it's not as simple as a leering creep and a victim. My only beef (and I think B Street is a big offender on this point, Cap Stage usually isn't) is that the current parts are set in 1988 by my calculations and the star is wearing a completely modern outfit. Wrong jeans, wrong shoes.