Calendar of Events
Comedy, Storytelling, & Performance Art
Jawbone Puppet Theatre, the Brooklyn-based troupe of Adam Ende and his 5-yer-old son Corn Snake, and Poncili Company, a 4-person troupe from Puerto Rico, present a program of short works with large mask puppets and lots of physical theater. Highlights include Fire Hydrant Woman Gets Tooken Away, a short piece by Corn Snake that culminates with a disemboweled T-Rex spewing guts and candies, and the title work, about a clueless girl who meets the world through the eyes of Candywoot, a schizophrenic clown obsessed with the imminence of a bizarre dystopian future, while a man with a bad leg tries to make his way home, and everybody prays to the holy mutant cow in hopes of ending their addiction to candy.
8-9 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m., Dreamland Theater, 26 N. Washington, Ypsilanti. $10 (or what you can afford) at the door only. 657-2337.
Nationally acclaimed children's entertainer Chris the Magician presents a family-oriented program of wacky, wild, and amazing magic tricks.
2-3 p.m., AADL Pittsfield Branch, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. between Scio Church Rd. and Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., & 7-8 p.m., AADL Traverwood Branch, 3333 Traverwood at Huron Pkwy. Free. 327-8301. [map]
See review. Monthly open mike storytelling competition sponsored by The Moth, the NYC-based nonprofit storytelling organization that also produces a weekly public radio show. Each month 10 storytellers are selected at random from among those who sign up to tell a 3-5 minute story on the monthly theme. The 3 judges are recruited from the audience. Monthly winners compete in a semiannual Grand Slam. Space limited, so it's smart to arrive early.
Mar. 19: Clumsy.
Apr. 16: Mystery.
May 21: "Busted."
June 18: "Scars."
July 16: "Lost."
Aug. 20: "Swagger."
Sept. 17: "Guidelines."
Oct. 15: "Creepy."
Nov. 19: "Office."
Dec. 17: "Home."
Jan 21: "Beginnings."
Feb. 18: Happy.
7:30-9 p.m. (doors open and sign-up begins at 6 p.m.), The Circus, 210 S. First. $5. 764-5118. [map]