Romeo and Juliet // Thur., Apr. 27 – Fri. Apr. 28 (7:30 PM)
The obvious imagery that comes to mind when you think Romeo and Juliet is dramatic badminton fights, a grand ballroom, and a dust buster. According to The Young Company and Apprentices of Toy Guns Dance Theatre, it does. Their rendition of the timeless tragedy features live music, dance, stage fighting, contemporary and classical text, and more that one drop of sweat.
Adapted by Jake W. Hastey, dance choreography by Richard Lee and fight choreography by Janine Waddell. (PCL Studio Theatre, $15 general, $10 for students and seniors)
Withnail and I, 30th Anniversary Screening // Sun., Apr. 30 (9:30 PM)
As cult as a film can be, some people still believe it was filmed in the ‘60s (it was filmed in the mid-’80s).
As a send-off to ‘the best decade ever,’ Withnail and I has all the elements a good film should have. This includes vast and copious amounts of drinking (and the drinking game that follows it), the character without a name (‘I’), a famously iconic producer (George Harrison), a wonderful cast (Richard E. Grant beat out Daniel Day-Lewis, Bill Nighy, and Kenneth Branagh for the role of Withnail) and many more Google-able tidbits. Also the music … the effing music!
Right—it’s about two out of work actors. (Garneau Theatre, $12)
Buddy Wakefield // Mon., May 1 (7 PM)
Three-time spoken word world champion Buddy Wakefield will syllabically slam signal sounds from his face cave. After leaving a position as the executive assistant at a biomedical firm in Gig Harbor, WA, in 2001, he sold or gave away everything he owned and toured North American poetry venues through 2003.
Name a job; he’s probably done it. Name a word; he’s probably said it. Name a place … how about the Mercury Room?
He will be joined by local awesomeness Nasra Adem and Rayanne Haines. (The Mercury Room, $15)