Once (in metafiction), a twisted little man started making androids--without telling them what they were. And once (in Durham), visual artists, directors, playwrights and actors met and decided to experiment in "image-based theater"--a recombinant mix of multimedia, visual art and performance inspired by the ideas of Richard Foreman. The result? "Frankenstein meets Pinnochio"--and a new show--CTRL-ALT-DELETE--by a new company. Blue Monday Productions presents the show at Common Ground Theatre through Nov. 12. Tix are $14.
Rupert Holmes' musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' last, unfinished novel is a witty, winning ticket to a melodrama as it might have been staged in a scruffy London music hall at the turn of the last century.