Saturday, Feb. 22: Cave Dogs features live shadow performances with an original musical soundtrack that conjures a dreamlike and nostalgic feeling for adults and children alike.
Sunday, Feb. 23: For many, the big draw here will be the casting of the splendidly regal and funny Gwendoline Christie – who memorably played Brienne of Tarth, the formidable woman warrior (and only genuinely honorable knight, though she couldn’t claim that title) in Game of Thrones – in the dual role of Titania and Hippolyta.
Saturday, Feb. 22: Widely regarded as the king of the intemperate rant, Black’s trademark style involves yelling and animated finger-pointing, skewering anything and anyone that gets under his skin. While his segments on The Daily Show may have sparked his fame, Black has been a respected industry insider as a writer and a performer for decades.
The Birds of Prey story picks up right after the most problematic aspect of the Harley Quinn narrative: her toxic co-dependent relationship with the Joker.
Saturday, Feb. 15: Featuring storytellers from the Nubian Café and Circle of Brothers, Black Stories Matter addresses incidents of hate, bigotry and racial injustice in the local community while elevating the underrepresented stories of the black experience in America – the triumphs, humor, beauty and resilience.
“For this pitch, you have to feature what’s wrong – total warts-and-all, and we’ve got a few warts in Ellenville. It’s a reality TV show, so we needed to be real.”
Wednesday-Sunday through Mar. 1: It’s an astonishingly demanding play, and Weagant gives it her all and then some. You don’t want to miss this one – especially in as intimate a setting as Denizen’s little black box.
Best to keep your eyes on the two leads here, as they circle, retreat from and attack one another in the center of the bullring that is a disintegrating marriage. In fact, you’ll find it hard to look away.
Thursday/Friday, Feb. 13/14: The Kaatsbaan Cultural Park for Dance observes Valentine’s Day with a two-day extravaganza of voguing, scholarship and practice.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 16: It’s the first festival of its kind exclusively featuring storytelling around solutions, rather than simply the impacts of climate change.