Must See One-Woman Show: MotherStruck!

(Disclosure) I participated in the MotherStruck! blog program as a member of the One2One Network. I received compensation, but all opinions are my own. Recently a dear friend of mine invited me to join her to see the one-woman show MotherStruck! written and performed by poet and LBGT Activist, Staceyann Chin, directed by Cynthia Nixon and produced by Rosie O'Donnell with NYC Culture Project. Having never attended a one-woman/person show, I was unsure what to expect. The show sets forth Staceyann Chin’s personal journey to motherhood as a single woman, lesbian, and activist who does not have health insurance or a “serious, stable financial setup,” but wants to have a child. Told through Chin’s uniquely personal and poetic lens, this solo show explores how the process changed her life and … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to See a Concert at a Small Local Theater this Summer

Guest Post by Scotty Reiss I’m so over the big arena concerts: the scramble to buy super expensive tickets that get you a seat near the roof from which performers look like ants on the stage. It’s just not worth it. Luckily, hundreds of great bands are booked into local theaters—many of them historical treasures—around the country, and it’s a growing trend. My local theater, the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is a fabulous destination for any sort of show. Recently I went to see The English Beat and it’s an experience I’ll smile about forever. But most towns have a playhouse (a listing of historic theaters is here), so here’s why you should take a look at the schedule and buy tickets to see a favorite band: With only a several hundred seats, … [Read more...]