Foreign film buffs might know Chile’s Sebastián Silva from his Sundance Film Festival hits The Maid (which took home two World Cinema Jury Prizes in 2009) and this year’s Crystal Fairy (starring indie fave Michael Cera opposite Gaby Hoffmann). True fans, however, will tell you to start at the beginning. Released in 2007, Silva’s Life Kills Me deftly combines the ironic melancholia of The Smiths, the dark comedy of Harold and Maude, and a bizarre film within a film into a morbid sleeper suggesting death might be smarter to embrace than to fear. Shot almost entirely in black and white, the openly gay director, screenwriter, painter, and musician’s cinematic debut screens at SAMA in conjunction with Global Lens 2013, a touring series launched by the Global Film Initiative in 2003.
A Vaudeville, twentieth century, and Commedia Dell' Arte twist on Moliere's Les Fourberies de Scapin, the clownish and greedy Scapin helps two pairs of desparate lovers through a tightrope of mischief and revenge while trying to hide the truth from their wealthy fathers.
Barney Cashman, a middle-aged and married man, wants to experience the sexual revolution before it's too late and arranges/fails three seductions with a foul-mouthed smoker, a mad young actress, and a depressed housewife.
Unwind from your busy day with lively conversation and entertainment from one of the greatest comic playwrights, Shakespeare.
Meet the locals at RCC's "after hours" stand-up show.
Hosting a display of the "fastest rising" local talent, Alex "KOOLAID" Ansel will be your guide through the antics of comedians Michael Suarez and Blair Thompson. Texas native and winner of San Antonio's RAWartists "Performer of the Year," Ansel has also performed at the Boston Comedy Festival and is the youngest winner of the "Funniest in South Texas" Comedy Competition.
Doors open at 8pm to support local talent, no cover.
Before the release of Anchorman 2, refresh your memory with all things Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Champ Kind, and Brian Fantana. Props like mustaches and yazz flutes are included for impersonation.
America's favorite teens have returned to show us just how cool detention is before school's out. Join Molly Ringwald, Emilio Esteves, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson as they make fun of Assistant Principal Vernon, jam out to Simple Minds, and break high school stereotypes for just one morning while we all raise our fists in unison for The Breakfast Club.
Featuring: Jay Lafarr, Josh Ramon, Chris Payne, James Bosquez, Chris Jackson
Originally, Richard O'Brien's musical masterpiece was intended for the London stage, but would it have been the same without Tim Curry's cross-dressing shenanigans? For those who know it's not easy to have a good time and their faces ache after singing the same songs, audience participation is encouraged. So dress up, shout out, and have your own conversations with Frank N Furter, Brad, Janet, and Riff Raff.
Currently starring on NBC's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appears opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as "Tracy Jordan," the unpredictable star of Lemon's (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy Jordan. In 2009 Morgan received his first Emmy nomination for this role, in the Supporting Actor category; in the past five years Jordan has also been nominated for a Supporting Actor NAACP Image Award. The 30 Rock cast has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Tickets are on sale now!
Stand-up comedian Jay Lafarr hosts a line-up of the region's fastest rising comedians.
Reeb is a strong, distinct, classic character, with sarcastic attitude and a sardonic wit. He conveys his concepts with rapid fire one liners. Best known as Uncle Lar', Larry Reeb is the wise-cracking black sheep. Like any concerned relative Uncle Lar' wants to help. So in his own twisted way he does. He gives you "tips". Uncle Lar' offers tips on everything from marriage to lotteries to children. Always topping them off with, "That's a tip from your Uncle Lar'."
Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing. Schneider has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including “Bedtime Stories,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan,” “The Benchwarmers,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “Eight Crazy Nights,” “Little Nicky” and “Mr. Deeds".
Spinal Tap's musical mockumentary shows the fictional bands progress from childhood to overseas tours, with tragic gardening accidents and explosions in between. Reservations are available, as well as a season pass for all 11 of Cinema Tuesday's showings for $80. Call 614-8977 or 1-800-622-8977 to make reservations or go to http://tprcinematuesdays.bpt.me/ for season passes.
HemisFair Park presents: Yogi Bear. Preshow entertainment at 7:30 pm
Dr. Suess's tale of environmental awareness is brought to life with the help of Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Zac Efron, and Betty White. Preshow entertainment at 7:30pm.
Comedia Ron "Tater Salad" White returns to San Antonio with his new stand-up show, "A Little Unprofessional". White has achieved two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, two of the top rated specials in Comedy Central history, a book that appeared on the New York Times best seller list, and over 10 million CD and DVD sales. Tickets are avaible by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
The arrival of a hunky hobo gets the townsfolk hot and bothered in William Inge’s Picnic, a Pulitzer-winning drama that introduced Paul Newman to the stage in 1953 and went on to inspire the 1955 Oscar winner of the same name starring William Holden and Kim Novak. Set between two back porches in a dusty Kansas town, the play hones in on a group of women as they prepare for a Labor Day picnic in the distracting presence of Hal Carter, a ripped and shirtless drifter who blew into town looking for work. Pegged by The New York Times as a “classic cock-in-a-henhouse play,” Picnic serves up a lusty slice of American life while exploring repression, aging, and the complexities of physical beauty. Tony Ciaravino directs Rodman Bolek and Kari Anne Randol (above) in the Playhouse’s production.
In Hellcab, playwright Will Kern explores the thrilling randomness of the whole taxi experience. Originally performed as the unlikely holiday offering Hellcab Does Christmas, the dark comedy introduces all walks (obnoxious sports fans, drunks, druggies, and born-again Christians included) in roughly two dozen vignettes as a Chicago cabby struggles through an endless shift. Revived last year for its 20th anniversary, Kern’s script is a young underdog among iconic Chicago plays such as A Raisin in the Sun and American Buffalo. Stacey Connelly directs Keith Berry, Nico Bonacci, Elizabeth Anne Cave, Kareem Dahab, Taylor Mobley, E.J. Roberts, and Gloria Sanchez-Molina in the AtticRep production, which features strong language, adult situations, and production design by Artpace alum Andrea Caillouet.
The word “zany” comes from Zanni, notorious tricksters introduced in 16th-century commedia del’arte. Among the Zanni family is Scapin, a playful servant who lives up to his name by escaping from the sticky situations he orchestrates. First staged in Paris in 1671, Molière’s comedy Scapin’s Deceits presents the title character as a pompous liar who ultimately saves the day. In the 1990s, “clown prince” Bill Irwin joined forces with the late writer Mark O’Donnell to update Molière’s farce. Following the squirrelly valet into a tangled web as he assists two young men who’ve fallen for “unlikely and penniless beauties,” the duo’s Scapin brings the language up to speed but maintains the work’s original structure. Matthew Byron Cassi directs Brendan Spieth in the Classic Theatre’s production.
A mommy who isn't afraid to tell it how it is and say it with a laugh, Patti Vasquez the "Lipstick mom" drags real life onto the stage by the ear. She has performed four solo shows and made appearances in places such as Las Vegas, Chicago and New York City, where she blows laughter into the face of society's problems. She also frequents living rooms and hospital waiting areas through popular TV shows like the VERY FUNNY SHOW on TBS and the BOB & TOM Show on Superstation WGN.
Michael D. Burger directs Rob Barron’s Henchmen, the second installment of the Chronicles of Nerdology. Set in a warehouse, the play focuses on a captive superhero while an epic battle rages outside.
Tactful "ethnic humor" is a specialty of Andres Fernandez, an up-and-coming comedian from Queens, New York.
The Overtime is proud to present Rob Barron's Henchmen. Directed by the award winning Michael D. Burger, Henchmen promises entertainment for everybody who loves -- or hates, superhero stories.
Much like TV's Whose Line is it Anyway, The Oxymorons perform interactive, improv comedy with suggestions from the audience. With hilarious bursts of spontaneous energy, no two Oxymorons shows are the same.
The man behind the character of Leonardo Prince, "Leo", on USA's "Fairly Legal", Baron Vaughn is an actor, a comedian and a writer, who has appeared on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and repeatedly on Comedy Central. He's performed in multiple comedy festivals and has been on many shows on VH1, MTV and FUSE as well as the films "Black Dynamite," "Cloverfield" and "The Other Guys."
A man with experience, Willie Barcena has flourished in his 20-year gig as a comedian. Appearing in time for RCC's 20'th anniversary celebration weekend, Barcena has gone from blue-collar employee to repeated star on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has written and performed his own show, "Cry like a Man", a stand-up piece about the "struggle of a blue-collar comic in today’s society," performed for troops in Afghanistan at the invitation of Jay Leno and made multiple TV appearances.
Come watch Raymond Orta and Jon Stringer appearing one night only on their Texas Tour. Steely Nevada's has free comedy every First Thursday, karaoke every Friday, and live entertainment every Saturday. For more information call (210) 509-6977.
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The local chapter of RAW Natural Born Artists showcases visual art by Christina Barboza, daphid art, Mzroyalec, Larry Castilleja, Prerna Suyal, James Seufert, Justin, Mind Potency, Violet Serpentine, Dani Cruz, Jordan Nerison, Rock SALT, Shellee Laurent, Megan Solis, and Jacinda Jackson; photography by John.John, Taj Marie, Gregory Stack, Collette Orquiz, B. Alvidrez, Katie Red, Vispanius, Sherrie Scherer, PaperMoon, Don Walthrop, and Roland; fashion design by NDG Sci-Fest (pictured); film by Jack Webb; performing art by Mary Annette and Aliska Wolfbane; makeup artistry by Beautiful Creatures, Dominique, and Lisa Boston; and live music by Christina Murphy, Nevermind, and The Black Market Club. Joshua Cabaza emcees the show set to beats by DJ Cogswell. Cocktail attire requested.
Regarded as one of the architects of contemporary R&B, 10-time Grammy winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds brings heartfelt and impeccable music for grown folks to the Lila Cockrell stage on Friday. After writing and producing hits for Bobby Brown in the late ’80s, Edmonds joined former bandmate Antonio “L.A.” Reid to create LaFace Records, propelling acts like TLC, Toni Braxton, and Usher into the public consciousness. By the end of the ’90s the young producer was responsible for 42 No. 1 R&B hits and 51 Top 10 Pop hits. A gifted performer in his own right, fans can expect plenty of material from his 11 solo albums, including classics like “Whip Appeal” and “For the Cool in You,” which recall an era of R&B when records didn’t necessarily require 16 bars to make it on the radio.
G. Tomas V presents the sixth edition of SA's "only body art competition." Hosted by Anthony "The Poet" Flores, "Fairytales & Fantasy" features 30 artists (including special guests Oscar Galvan Jr. and Raul Castellanos) creating live art on 30 models, plus music by DJ Techneek (10pm-2am), a live visual performance by Matari Productions (10:30pm), and a photo shoot (11pm-midnight) followed by the presentation of contestants at midnight. Rewarding first, second, and third places with trophies and other prizes, the contest also guarantees winners a spot in the 2014 Beyond the Canvas calendar.
After going through two drummers, two guitarists, and four bass players, Piñata Protest has perfected its sound with El Valiente, the band's latest album. Going back to its norteño and punk-rock roots, Piñata celebrates the two cultures by transforming favorites like "Volver, Volver" and "La Cucaracha" into punk tracks and creating music that depicts life on the border, living biculturally, and finding yourself in between.
Students between the ages of 6 and 18 present drawings, illustrations, paintings, and sculptures depicting positive role models for Aztlan's 22nd annual "Superhero" contest and exhibit.
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