Today featured four shows as the kickoff to the primary activity of the TNT AACTFest Conference for 2013. Opening the performances was Desdemona, a play about a hamderchief, Paula Vogel’s riff on the female side of Shakespeare’s Othello: fun and erotic, but poignant. These Shining Lives is a stage version of the story of women who were subjected to exposure to radiation poisoning the workplace of the Twenties & Thirties in America. The evening block featured a tender Love, Loss, and What I Wore, written by sisters Nora & Delia Ephron, about the central theme of fashion in the lives of women. The evening ended (well, except for the hospitality suite) with the festival’s first of two musicals, Spring Awakening, a rock music adaptation of youthful sexual discovery, winner of the Tony for best musical in 2007.
The BLT company of God of Carnage, pictured below, awaits its opportunity to “show their stuff” Friday night.