Our winter of 6 new commissions wraps up today with the final two performances of The Kinsey Sicks’ comedy which rocks out on weekends like nobody’s business. The week night performances were fine — the weekend are PARTIES! Congrats to them on last night’s double-performance, first at 7:00 and then at 9:30 — with all of about a 15 minute break in between, once sales at the “merch table” were wrapped up. What pros! What endurance! And two final shows today, at 3 and 7:30. We had two different post-show talk-backs on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, and we’re waiting on UM/UC/ND student reaction to come in as well — an eye-opening experience for many, no doubt!
Today at 5 also brings us the final presentation of our Locally Grown reading series — the 4th iteration of Jon Spelman’s THE PROSTATE DIALOGUES which has found a fantastic shape and structure to it through a very simple, thorough process of working through the text so very many times with a brilliant writer (Jon) performing his words and being entirely open to editing suggestions. Very pleased and impressed for and with Jon — and filled with satisfaction for this winter of new work that took root and was appreciated by so many.