Clubbed Thumb's yearly Summerworks festival is one of my favorite things, especially when I don't lose track of time and entirely miss it. This year I am on my game, and just got tickets to all three shows. I recommend you do the same. It starts NEXT WEEK!
Clubbed Thumb consistently produces awesome, adventurous, heartfelt theatre (in one of the coolest venues in the city, the endangered Ohio Theatre) and this summer incubation series is not to be missed. The only play I'm already familiar with is punkplay, which I saw a reading of last year, and it's totally wonderful. (A Rhode Island spy reported that its production in Providence a year or two ago was among the best theatre this spy had ever seen.) All three plays sound awesome:
In which two thirteen-year-old boys stuck in the 'burbs in the '80s stumble upon punk rock and it's hot and fast and angry and ALIVE like nothing they've ever seen or sniffed before.June 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
by Madeleine George, directed by Hal BrooksIn which a pregnant linguist finds unexpected comfort sitting at the cage of a strange, compelling gorilla.June 14. 15, 16, 18, 19, 20
by Kristin Newbom, directed by Ken Rus SchmollIn which a group of physically disabled fundraisers convenes at Dunkin' Donuts to celebrate, detox, squabble, flirt, and become a family ... or not.June 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27
Tickets can, and should, be gotten here.