Wednesday, June 1
The premise of David Starkey's Jesusland is that, based on the 2004 election results, the blue states have seceded to Canada and the red states are renamed Jesusland. That means, with New York and California gone north, Canada--finally--has a good film industry...and television industry and Broadway and record labels. That leaves Jesusland with Nashville, Dollywood and Billy Ray Cyrus as PAX TV's best actor. Praise the lord! Starkey's play, which will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday as part of Kitchen Dog Theater's New Works Festival, is a black comedy about two gay couples trying to get by down south. Our advice: Make a run for the border. Staged readings, which continue through June 15, are pay-what-you-can and are performed in the Heldt/Hall Theater of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, 3120 McKinney Ave. Call the theater's box office at 214-953-1055 or visit www.kitchendogtheater.org.