Robert Sawyer’s short story “Flashes” has been adapted into a play by Jae Dunphy. The one-hour long play will debut at Vancouver’s Fringe Festival and will run from September 7-15. Flashes explores the consequences of futureshock on a primitive society: ours.
Lifeline Theatre in Chicago is performing an adaptation of China Miéville’s Hugo Award-winning The City & The City through April 7. Miéville is scheduled to attend the March 16 performance and have a book signing and discussion following the performance.
A live production based on Doctor Who, called Don’t Blink, will be performed in Chicago through March. The show is being performed by the Gorilla Tango Burlesque troupe and notes that no body under 18 will be admitted. The troupe will also be performing Holy Bouncing Boobies!: A Batman Burlesque from March through May.
The Untitled Theatre Company, which previously debuted an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep will present an all new stage adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Lathe of Heaven at the 3LD Art and Technology Center in New York from June 6 through June 30. The play is adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn.
The Strathclyde Theatre Group with the Radio Theatre Group will present a reading of the Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy radio scripts from March 24 through April 2 at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are Mon – Tues £7/4, Wed – Sat £10/7. The event will occur at the Ramshorn Theatre at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
The Annihilation Point, a science fiction play produced by The Berserker Residents, a Philadelphia-based theatre troupe, will be playing in New York at the Abron’s Art Center at 466 Grand Street in New York from January 7 through January 16. Tickets are $15.
The Commedia Beauregard will be performing A Klingon Christmas Carol from November 26-December 19 at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. This version of Charles Dickens’s novel A Christmas Carol is adapted to reflect the Klingon Code of the Warrior and has been translated into Klingon. Tickets are normally $32, but on November 29, bringing a canned food donation will allow a $10 discount and three canned food items will allow a free ticket.
The SF Playhouse in San Francisco will be hosting the West Coast debut of the new musical Coraline, based on Neil Gaiman’s novel. The musical features a book by Gaiman and music by Stephin Merritt. It will be directed by Bill English and is scheduled to run from November 16-January 15.
The Untitled Theatre Company will present an all new stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep at the 3LD Art and Technology Center in New York from November 18 through December 11. The play is adapted and directed by Edward Einhorn and will run Thursdays through Sundays.