The Canyoneers 2 p.m., April 18
The apocalypse came and went, part bang, part whimper. Now everything's fragments, including language -- malapropisms coined from fuzzy memories. Through this post apocalyptic world (a metaphor for post-deconstruction?) travels a humble vaudeville troupe: Roz(etta) Stone and her dog (actually a man named Dog who strums a mean guitar). As they seek a mystical "China," they confront evil scavengers and potentially vile vaudevillians, Vera Similitude and Jo-Jo the Baby Face Liar. Though the plot of Liz Duffy Adams's fantasy is predictable, the imagination behind it's a stunner: the seasons quake into place; Shakespeare, Abbott and Costello, Billie Holiday, and Spike Jones make cameos; Roz talks a dazzling, cross-purposed poetry; and all tell tall tales. To open its new space in Rolando (former Cygnet Theatre home), Moxie Theatre reprised its popular production. The new version sports the original cast (Liv Kellgren, Jason Conors, Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson, Jo Anne Glover, in top form) and, under Delicia Turner Sonnenberg's smart direction, makes for a funny, wildly theatrical show. 858-598-7620.
When: Ongoing until Sunday, November 22, 2009
- Sundays, 2pm
- Thursdays, 8pm
- Fridays, 8pm
- Saturdays, 8pm