### Don't miss "The Marriage of Bette and Boo," the Monday night (Nov. 15) play that's part of the "EPAC on the Edge" series of staged readings. Directed by Alan Gomberg, the performance features a cast of some of your favorite EPAC actors. You can find out a bit more about the play itself by clicking on the "EPAC on the Edge" icon on the EPAC web page, or on this page of playwright Christopher Durang's website: http://tiny.cc/nm56q.
"The Marriage of Bette and Boo," a dark comedy that's meant for adults only(!!), is based on the marriage of Durang's own parents. In the play, a character named Matt narrates the story of his parents' marriage -- described on Durang's Website as " three decades of divorce, alcoholism, madness and fatal illness" -- and tries to make sense of it all. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door; call 733-7966 for tickets. A wine-and-cheese reception begins at 7 p.m.; the play begins at 8. See you there!
### If you're an EPAC fan, you're probably also a Stephen Sondheim fan; EPAC has presented many marvelous performances from the Sondheim oeuvre.
And if you love Sondheim, you won't want to miss "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" on PBS "Great Performances" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24. The show captures the best moments of the March 15-16 gala concerts, performed at New York's Lincoln Center as part of a year-long celebration of Sondheim's 80th birthday. The concerts, hosted by David Hyde-Pierce and featuring the New York Philaharmonic, include performances of many well-known (and not-so-well-known) Sondheim songs by famed Broadway actors including Mandy Patinkin, Patti Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Michael Cerveris and Audra McDonald. For a description and a preview of the show, check the event's PBS Web page: http://tiny.cc/tlh9q. In addition, a DVD of the show comes out this Tuesday, Nov. 16.
### Don't forget: Tickets are still available for "The Full Monty," running through Nov. 20. Do not miss this high-energy musical filled with talent and heart!
-- Merv Wright