Performing Arts

Poet Srikanth Reddy examines human nature in extreme circumstance with the help of new and old literary prescriptions at The Bridge on Monday.

ARTS Pick: Srikanth Reddy

Harvard graduate, University of Chicago professor, and literacy director for the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Trust, Srikanth Reddy shares selections from his two books of poetry, Facts for Visitors (2004) and Voyager (2011). Using a variety of methods, including prose, syllabic, and terza rima, Reddy’s form plays like a pop-up book of images and ideas that feel odd and inclusive. Monday 12/2. […]

The true meaning of Christmas is revealed by cranky Ebenezer Scrooge (Dan Stern) with help from three nudging spirits including the Ghost of Christmas past (Iris Susen) in Four County Players’ A Christmas Carol.
Image: J. Stoll

ARTS Pick: A Christmas Carol

Four County Players’ production of A Christmas Carol has been a local favorite since 2008, but in this go-around director Joncey Boggs and local playwright Miller Murray Susen are keeping it fresh by taking a step back and using Dickens’ age-old text while adding some musical numbers for originality. Through 12/15. $12-16, times vary. Four County Players, 5256 Governor Barbour St., […]

The Santaland Diaries (starring Andrew Goldwasser) relates author David Sedaris’ scathingly funny holiday seasonal employee memories.
Image: Michael Bailey

ARTS Pick: The Santaland Diaries

“I am a 33-year-old man applying for a job as an elf,” wrote David Sedaris at the outset of his career. Like most great writers, Sedaris has worked a variety of menial, often humiliating, jobs to support his literary career, and the humorist’s turn as an elf at Macy’s in New York City may be […]