Play along with The Cloak Mystery Players as they try to solve The Club Ritz Caper during an interactive dinner performance.
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Peter Ryan’s new dinner table drama

By turns a screenwriter, off-Broadway playwright, and local children’s theater author, Peter Ryan found his latest creative sweet spot at the Holiday Inn on Fifth Street. “This is theater for people who get restless during normal theater,” he said of his latest show, The Club Ritz Caper, which performs in the hotel restaurant during dinnertime. “It’s […]

Lovable curmudgeon Rodney Crowell has written countless hits for others.  He will play his own tunes at the Jefferson on Sunday.  Image: David McClister

Country songwriter Rodney Crowell isn’t about to sell out

Rodney Crowell probably wouldn’t like you. Don’t take it hard. He doesn’t seem to like much—except for country music. The old school songwriter has recorded a handful of tunes that have had commercial success over the years, but he’s even better known for songs other people end up singing. Crowell’s penned tracks that have been […]

Johnny Depp defies death via artificial intelligence in order to save the human race in Transcendence.
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Transcendence descends into a tech quagmire

One of these days someone is going to have to write a movie that explores—purposely—the irony of making a film that uses cutting edge technology to tell an anti-technology story. Transcendence is not that movie. Its storyline, character arcs, and politics are so hopelessly muddled, it’s unclear what its makers were thinking. In fact, there’s […]