Alibi V.21 No.29 • July 19-25, 2012 
“Shub–Niggurath, The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young”

Gallery Bite

Ink City

The walls ooze with sex, bleeding hearts, birds of prey, snakes and skulls. This is the patchwork visual assemblage—comprised of more than 150 pieces by 20-plus artists—that's transformed Downtown's Boro Gallery into a mind-bending hall of tattoo culture.

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Christopher Durang writes short shorts; Joshua Ball wears them.
Rose Provan

Performance Review

Mix, Match and Meander

Desert Rose’s Durang series struggles to pin down a prickly playwright

There are certain playwrights whose brilliance is transcendent. When it comes to staging one of their plays, the selection, venue or even language doesn’t matter. Factors like the director, artistry of the set design or budget size—these may change or even heighten the experience, but no matter the circumstances, the power of the play will shine through. Christopher Durang is not one of these playwrights.

Book Review

Sex on the Beach

Carnal island tale gives new meaning to “coming of age”

On the Island

Yep, I just spent my weekend reading a soft-core novel about a 30-year-old school teacher and a 16-year-old recovering cancer patient who get stranded on a desert island and end up fucking each other and killing a shark. But there's a reason why Tracey Garvis Graves' initially self-published On the Island has gained a huge following, and it goes beyond the outward appearance of a Mitch Albom-style tale of star-crossed pedophilia.

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Mum's the Word

Mummenschanz: you&me

The world-renowned mime group performs a witty and wordless performance that explores human communication with only body language and props.
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Courtesy of the artist

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Realease the Funk!

Afriquerque

Rodey Bowe performs his favorite funky jams traversing the spectrum from R&B to jazz to funk.
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Gunning for a Good Time

Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical

An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
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courtesy of Aureole Photography

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The Painted Lady Sent Me …

Sophia's Speakeasy

A rotating curated cast of local and traveling burlesque entertainers perform to live music from Silver String Jazz Quartet.
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New Stages

Confess and Conspire

Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
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Boom Boom Clap

STOMP

The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
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