Renounce Halloween and See Some Theater Instead!
Halloween’s always been kind of an “eh” holiday for me. Maybe it’s because I live in San Francisco, where almost every weekend gives you an excuse to dress up in some ridiculous ensemble and get wasted at 10am (read: B2B, Pride Weekend, WORLD SERIES) or maybe I’m just not very creative in my costuming. I don’t actually love candy that much either, so that could also be part of it.
Anyway, if you’re like me and want to lay low on Sunday, let me propose a couple hours of culture in Berkeley. Grafted Cede Theatre and Theatre TÃ©moin are having an informal showing of “Nobody’s Home” at noon on Sunday, which the website describes as a modern retelling of “The Odyssey.” I love all that modern retelling shit, so this is completely up my alley. What DID happen when Odysseus came home? Actually, we know the answer to that (and by “we” I mean English majors — high fives all around!). But this project is straight off of its London tour and sounds pretty sweet. Plus, all proceeds go towards a free workshop series for local veterans, so you can feel like you did something good this weekend instead of getting shitfaced and waking up with a random dude/broad dressed up as Brian Wilson.
If you plan to see the play, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (858)345-0759 with your name, phone number, and number of guests attending. Pretty easy and doesn’t require spending $100 on a hot dog costume.“Nobody’s Home” Informal Showing @ Firehouse North Gallery Sunday, October 31, 12pm 1790 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley Suggested donation: $10
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