Thursday, February 9, 2012

English Prof. Rick Mitchell’s Multimedia Play at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica

Highways, in Santa Monica, will be presenting English professor Rick Mitchell’s new, multimedia play, Ventriloquist Adrift; or Porno for Dummies (in which, lo and behold,
the author will also perform), on Friday & Saturday, February 24th and 25th, at 8:30 p.m. A theatrical exploration of race, identity, and performance in late 19th-century America, the dark comedy is informed not only by vaudeville “humor,” but also by relevant historical conflicts (and, of course, by conflicts of today). The Saturday, February 25th show will be followed by an audience talk-back moderated by Dr. Anthony Dawahare, and featuring the play’s director, Roger Q. Mason, and the dramatist. To reserve tickets, please call Highways at (310) 315-1459. For further information, please go to the following webpage: