Las Vegas Spotlight: October 2007
Give My Regards to Broadway
Also at UNLV, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (October 5-14) is the first entry in the university theatre department's "Second Season," taking place in the Black Box Theatre. Jay Presson Allen's play, adapted from the book by Muriel Spark, is about an outspoken girls' school teacher in Scotland during the 1930s.
Las Vegas Little Theatre's October offering is a pair of one-act plays by James McLure. Laundry & Bourbon and Lone Star (October 5-14) are both set in the small town of Maynard, Texas and feature members of the Caulder family. The former takes place on Elizabeth Caulder's back porch and explores the life of Maynard women, while the latter is set behind a bar where Vietnam vet Roy Caulder and a couple buddies are raising hell. But both plays, directed here by Jeremy Volsteadt, are about more than they seem.
For those craving a good scare this Halloween, the Insurgo Theater Movement is celebrating the macabre with Guignol Brothers: Theater of the Damned (October 5-November 3). Squeamish audiences beware: Demons, torture, and buckets of blood are all on the menu! (And they're really serious about the blood -- people in the first few rows are encouraged to wear expendable clothing.) You have to be 18 years or older to attend unless you're with a parent/guardian.