There is SO much to see this weekend: six starry concerts. five plays (some opening, some closing), four festivals and two Netathons. Below is a brief rundown with links to tickets and more info (or to the videos themselves). Also check out my calendar of August 2020 theater openings.
On Sunday: The Seth Concert Series: Stephanie J. Block
Edinburgh Fringe Festival continues with a new batch of virtual plays on Saturday at The Space UK
Battery Dance Festival begins Friday
BOLD 2020: Ten-Minute Play Festival, begins Friday
Ice Factory Festival, ends Saturday
1 p.m. A Love Letter to Lebanon, a benefit to raise money for those whose lives have been affected by the explosion in Beirut that occurred on August 4th.
7 p.m. Ham4Change: A Virtual Fundraiser Event featuring the original cast of “Hamilton” benefiting nine organizations fighting against systemic racism
Theater to Catch
Still available: (Each of the four links contain both my review and the video of the show itself)
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity
The tenth annual reunion reading of this play written and directed by Kristoffer Diaz. Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra is a middle rank wrestler who may have discovered his ticket to the big time: a charismatic, trash-talking Indian kid from Brooklyn whom he recruits as the perfect foil to the all-American champion, Chad Deity. But when their rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes in the name of ratings, all three men find themselves fighting for much more than the championship title. (My review of the play Off-Broadway in 2010.)