It’s just as we suspected: The wheel of style has delivered
us right back around to nostalgia for the ’90s. And who
better to help us revisit MTV zen and the charm of a well-tied
flannel shirt than Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale? Grungy
enough to garner Kurt Cobain comparisons, yet dreamy enough
to rival My So-Called Life’s Jordan Catalano in the
swoon department, it was Rossdale whom one Metroland
staffer has confessed to first aping, air-guitar-style,
in front of the bedroom mirror (and we’re sure he’s not
alone in this).
Fresh off of recent stops on the celebrity tennis tour,
Rossdale brings his solo band and a bunch of tunes off of
last year’s WANDERlust record to Northern Lights
(1208 Route 146, Clifton Park) on Tuesday (April 28) at
8 PM. Tickets are $20. Call 371-0012 for more info.
Prize-winning dramatist David Mamet (Glengarry Glenn
Ross, American Buffalo) is best known for his gritty,
cynical explorations of masculinity, of greed, deception,
lust, and corruption, of all the vices that comprise the
brutal underbelly of humanity.
a recent essay of self-examination, Mamet stated, “I’ve
found I do not think that people are basically good at heart.
. . . I think that people, in circumstances of stress, can
behave like swine, and that this, indeed, is not only a
fit subject, but the only subject, of drama.” His terse
and twisted dialogue is so distinctive it has been dubbed
Often considered a response to criticism that the playwright
did not write meaty roles for women, Mamet penned Boston
Marriage in 1999, setting his signature sharp repartee
in a Victorian-era, all-female household.
The title is a Victorian euphemism for a long-term, intimate
relationship between two women. The one Mamet depicts is
on the verge of disintegrating, and the result, according
to the New York Post, is “one of the funniest American
comedies in years.”
Marriage opens for preview at Capital Repertory Theatre
(111 N. Pearl St., Albany) tomorrow (Friday, April 24) at
8 PM. Opening night is Wednesday (April 29) at 7:30 PM.
Tickets range from $15 to $44. For a complete performance
schedule, or to purchase tickets, call the box office at
& Space Limited hosts and/or sponsors lots of nifty
arts and community events: cinema, art, theater, performance
and puppets. This Saturday, TSL becomes a literary salon
for a “literary performance” by the Hudson Valley writers’
group Word of Mouth.
This group of writers, including Joan Falk, Michael Fitzell,
Marcy B. Freedman, Frank Ortega, Pamela Manche Pearce, Golda
Solomon, Lissa Weinstein, Sara W. Young and Jeannie Zusy,
will read their own works on a shared theme. The subject
couldn’t be more timely; the show is called Money: Unsettled
Minds Take Stock.
We’re delighted that our regional writers are jumping into
the fray of this, um, New Depression.
Word of Mouth will present Money: Unsettled Minds Take
Stock on Saturday (April 25) at 8 PM at Time & Space
Limited (434 Columbia St., Hudson). Tickets are $10. For
more info, call 822-8448.