TONIGHT, December 27 | Yes Sweet Can!: Who says a garbage can is trash? Who says sweeping up is a chore? Yes Sweet Can instills new life into old ideas, creating in a world in which anything can happen. This piece is about a group of people who, blown around by a storm of change, come to a place where the old rules of physical limitations no longer apply. In this place, they encounter acrobatic brooms, disco-dancing chocolate milk, and a trio of tap dancing trash cans. Their individual journeys toward expanded perspectives– with the help of their circus apparatus, aerial silks, acrobatics, slack rope, and hula hoops — expose the magic of everyday life, accessible to everyone.
Thursday, December 29 | Laughter Against the Machine: New Years!: W. Kamau Bell, Nato Green and Janine Brito, touring as Laughter Against the Machine, offer a unique kind of comedy where the comedians and the audience to expect to be challenged, to laugh, and think at the same time. It’s an issue-oriented, no-holds-barred show with no preconceived expectations, These shows mark the end of LATM’s biggest year ever. Collectively they visited seven of the nation’s Occupy Wall Street encampments. And after an extremely successful fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, they toured and shot a documentary of the most politically polarized places in the USA. In addition to visiting Occupy Wall Street actions across the country, they crossed the border in Arizona, marched with striking hotel workers in Chicago, went to a Mosque in Michigan, touched the levee in the lower 9th ward in New Orleans, and hung out with street artists against oil pipelines in DC.