On this Valentine’s Day, I’d just like to put out a suggestion to check out shows at venues you may not usually frequent. Have you ever seen a show at the Science Museum’s Carpenter Theatre? The “Mysteries of Plasma” is appearing there through the end of next week. Learn AND enjoy! The Modlin Center has a cool dance piece called “Leap” opening next week. You know Petersburg is just a short drive down the road? “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” opens at Sycamore Rogue there this weekend. It’s August Wilson! When’s the last time you saw an August Wilson play?
(And what a great way to whet your appetite for the August Wilson festival at the Kennedy Center starting up next month! This festival should be pretty awesome – almost makes me wish I lived in DC again…)
Theatre VCU’s got “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf” which has been called spellbinding and piercingly truthful (opening tomorrow). Take your sweetheart to that and you’re guaranteed to have plenty of stuff to talk about into the wee hours. If you love theater, there’s plenty of theater around town to love right now!