The late Hal David, who died Saturday, was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1921. He was a lyricist who became one half of a very successful songwriting team with Burt Bacharach in the late ‘50s through the early ‘70s.
Theatrical variety is on parade this weekend as monologist David Kodeski and composer Eric Reda co-author an opera tracking a gay life in the arts, while Oak Park's Circle Theatre goes Bollywood and eta Creative Arts tackles a drama by Lonnie Elder III.
Expect a pitiless look at gender politics when Rendition Theatre presents August Strindberg's 1887 tragedy The Father at the Swedish American Museum. Or, leap forward 100 years and watch Lanford Wilson anatomize the sexual mores of New York Bohemians of the greed-is-good era.