THEATREdART Fundraising Gala, Sept. 30, 5-8 p.m., Zodiac Venue and Bar, theatredart.org.
Experimental theater, by its very nature, is a hell of a risk. The audience doesn’t know what to expect when they settle into their seats, and the cast and crew don’t know how their hard work will be received until the curtain falls. Local experimental theater group THEATREdART
, however, has often proven their productions worth the risk — whether their devised interpretation of War of the Worlds
that left audiences talking for months, or last December’s presentation of Angels in America
(staged in a yoga studio, of all places), which left this reporter inconsolable
for about three days after seeing it. But until the next performance, TdA could use some community support. Sunday’s fundraising gala, celebrating TdA’s 11th season, will raise money for future experiments. And with food, drink, games and entertainment on the docket, there’s no risk to worry about. Well, okay, maybe a little risk. The evening’s “violent auction” will include piñata-whacking for prizes, so keep a few steps back from the bat-wielding thespians.