So last night, The Hub (which I am on the advisory board of), hosted an exclusive preview salon for "The Bright River", a play by storyteller/beatbox flautist Tim Barsky which will begin a 6-week run at Traveling Jewish Theater beginning Dec. 1. "The Bright River" is a hiphop/klezmer urban retelling of Dante's Inferno with Tim on flute, a killer chello player named Jess Ivry and Kid Beyond (who, after Fray Day, is probably sick of seeing me) on beatbox. Tim and company mingled amongst the guests, then converged at the front of my living room for a short interview (done by me) and then performed a few sections of the play.
Friends, it rocked the house, a hypnotic, swirling memorizing dream of a dystopic America. Imagine if Neil Gaiman rewrote Dante's Inferno for the stage and had Dr. Dre and Yo Yo Ma collaborate on the soundtrack.
It runs 6 weeks in December and January and I'm headed there the first week. I highly encourage you to as well. You will be nothing short of amazed.