Saying “it’s perfect timing” to stage Sam Shepard’s dark-comedy is an understatement. As the fate of our nation hangs in the balance, Anam Cara Theatre Company has set off quite the political cherry bomb on the local theater scene.
Just in time for election season, Anam Cara Theatre Company’s production of The Government Inspector has hit the stage at Toy Boat Community Artspace. The play, a highly entertaining comedy-of-errors, is an adaptation of a 19th century Russian satire by Nicholi Gogol.
There is one place where the holidays work out perfectly (or perfectly imperfectly): on the stage. And this year, local theater companies are pulling out the stops.
Founder Kristen Aldrich was inspired by the non-illusory theater aesthetic of the neo-futurists in Chicago. Because of this foundation, pieces are often personal and there is no “fourth wall” separating audience and performers. Accordion Time Machine’s Silent Ballroom runs Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15.