1. Interrobang's The Argument opens this weekend at the Viaduct. As is unfortunately too usual, it's not uplifting, but is instead "the story of twin sisters, Mia and Ana, who are separated by death when the levees break and the city floods. Devastated by guilt for having survived, her sister Mia carts her sister’s corpse through a post-apocalyptic landscape of anarchy and desperation seeking love and happiness for her lifeless twin." Carting a corpse around: So the latest thing.
2. Get super close to the stars of Love, Loss and What I Wore, if you're not entirely sick of them already. They'll be at Petterino's, called "the downtown theater district go-to restaurant" for "Monday Night Live" this coming Monday. Dinner theater at it's finest, hoested by Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie.
3. Drury Lane has extended The Sound of Music before it's even opened, to January 8, 2012. Previews start October 20, the real deal is the 27th. It seems that moral is high and buzz is good.
4. Submit your stuff to Sketchbook now, Collaboraction's very well-reviewed annual festival. The deadline is November 1 for the June 2012 festival. You can submit a piece that's super short (under 7 minutes) and one that's a bit longer (over 8, under 80). And directors without work are welcome to apply as well. Works that have started at Sketchbook have gone on to do pretty well after they start short, like the Daily Rehearsal-approved 5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche, which moved on to a fully-fleshed out performance under the wing of The New Colony.
5. Eclipse Theatre Company is dedicating it's 2012 season to Eugene O'Neill. This is a consistent practice for the company -- well, not the O'Neill, but the decision to devote an entire season to one playwright. It'll also be moving from its home at the Greenhouse to the Athenaeum. This past season was all about Naomi Wallace, with productions like The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, which the Dueling Critics found to be "a lovely, if puzzling, evening in the theater."
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