A bumper crop of theater shows represents your best bet for entertainment this week. For younger audiences, Theatre Arlington puts on an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web for two weekends with a largely youth cast, while Hip Pocket Theatre goes in for Lewis Carroll with the musical puppet theater version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland that the troupe put on some 10 years ago to wide acclaim.
Puppets also figure in Mirandy and Brother Wind, a musical adaptation of Patricia McKissack’s book about a South Carolina girl trying to catch a dance partner for her local cakewalk in 1906. The show closes Jubilee Theatre’s season. If you’re in a more satirical mood, you can catch Amphibian Productions’ The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), a romp through the Good Book’s stories from members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, the same troupe that gave us The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged). Finally, if you’re seeking heavier fare, or if you’re just in the mood for some existential despair mixed with absurdist comedy, there’s one week left in the run of Waiting for Godot at Arts Fifth Avenue, which we really should have mentioned when it opened last week. At least we got there, unlike Godot.
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