Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The laugh-out-loud production will be in Spanish with English subtitles.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Lawrenceville's Aurora Theatre will feature a spanish-language production this week called "El Insólito Caso de Miss Piña Colada." As part of the theatre's Teatre del Sol's initiative, "The Preposterous Case of Miss Piña Colada" is a screwball comedy about the mishaps of a poor widow named Ofelia and her family, according to a statement from the theatre company. She enters her daughter, Loreley, into the Miss Piña Colada pageant to be crowned queen. Ofelia believes the win would help her regain some luster in society, so she goes to the extreme to help Loreley win the beauty pageant. Ofelia does everything from pawning items to warding off debt collectors. The Teatro del Sol is a Spanish-language theatre initiative that was founded by …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Get ready for a comedy about a bunch of co-workers who turn the tables on a Bernie Madoff-type bad guy.
Ben Stiller plays an apartment building manager who, along with the other building staff members, gets ripped off by penthouse resident Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). When the employees realize they have been swindled, they plan their revenge in the form of a "Tower Heist." After an FBI agent (played by Tea Leoni) leaks word about a large stash of cash in Shaw's apartment, Stiller's character hires Slide, a two-bit cat burglar played by Eddie Murphy, to plan the heist. When Murphy makes it on the screen, about 40 minutes in, the movie finally picks up. "Tower Heist" spends the rest of its running time tracking the staff members (played by Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Michael Pena and Gabourey Sidibe) as they try to infiltrate the penthouse …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Food, art and theatre galore await you this weekend in Norcross.
We have a big weekend on the horizon. Make sure you check our list before heading out. "Will a Real Man Please Stand!" This weekend only, Monique Shaw's play "Will a Real Man Please Stand!" focuses on a successful woman's relationship with God and her search for a "real man". The show will play at Lionheart Theater in Norcross. Norcross Art Fest This Saturday and Sunday the Norcross Arts Festival will take over the historic downtown neighborhood. More than 180 talented artists will be showing and selling their wares along the streets and in the parks. A Kidz Zone will also be available for the younger set. Taste of Norcross Norcross area restaurants will have tastes of their menus available at this Friday night benefit, with proceeds …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Mystery, magic and things that go bang!
They say fireworks make the Fourth of July one of the most dangerous holidays of the year. Then they invite you, your family and everyone you know to come crowd around them while they explode. We don't always make sense but we live in a great country. Brown Bag Lunch Series - Interactive Comedy Magic & Mindreading The family fun starts at noon on Thursday as Magic Debbie entertains the Duluth Town Green. Having performed for presidents past, Debbie's show incorporates colorful magic, comedy and mind reading. Gwinnett County Public Library’s “Meet the Author Series “ presents Karin Slaughter New York Times best selling author Karin Slaughter brings the promo tour of her new novel Fallen to Norcross. She'll be signing books and talking with…
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Attending a graduation is mandatory. What about all the other stuff you want to do?
Chances are you know someone who is graduating from an education institution this weekend. You should almost certainly go to that. But graduations only last for an hour or two. What's next you ask? We've got ya covered. Summer Reading Imagination's Destination Kickoff Barnes and Noble at the Forum kicks off their 15th Summer reading program this Friday at 7:00 p.m. Bring the kids to celebrate the power of reading and expanding a child's imagination. It's Always Funny in Gwinnett Dave and Busters at Discover Mills is the latest venue in Gwinnett to embrace stand-up comedy with the show It's Always Funny in Gwinnett. This Friday night, veteran comic Scotty K performs in this weekly comedy series. Local comic Mia Jackson opens and Mike …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Your fortune: You will not get to Monday without an easter egg hunt.
Community Easter Egg Hunt Bring the kids to Rossie Brundage Park in Historic Norcross on Saturday morning for some good ole' Easter Egg Hunting. If you just pictured an 8 year old sneaking around a park with a BB gun, shooting at plastic eggs, you're a little loopy. Just eat one of those chocolates and relax. For more information, visit http://aplacetoimagine.com// Turn Off the TV Week You know what you'll never see on TV? An ad for "Turn Off the TV Week," which is why I'm telling you that this Saturday morning Barnes and Noble at The Forum is celebrating by giving you a chance to power-off and bring the little ones to hear a few great stories. Blimpie Health and Fitness Expo When I think of blimps I think of huge, rotund shapes that are …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Onion Man Productions announces its third annual production of nine short plays by local playwrights, coming to the Lionheart Theatre June 2 through 12.
James Beck is more than familiar with theatre and how to bring it to the community. And that is just what he’ll do this coming June 2 through 12 as his company, Onion Man Productions, presents the third annual showing of first-run 10 minute plays. This new production called "Life is Short," presents nine original plays by local playwrights that remind us that life is good. All set in some type of funeral setting, these plays are for the most part humorous and often thought provoking. Each play was written specifically for this project. One of the playwrights, Raymond Fast, said that when learning of the theme he was intrigued by the challenge. Writing a short and concise play isn’t an easy thing to do. Fast’s play, "Keyless Entry," …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
During the month of March, come and see the seriously funny Southern comedy written by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, Dearly Departed.
What’s so funny about irate women, business deals gone bad and bodies on the breakfast table? Not much, unless it’s in the form of the play Dearly Departed at the Lionheart Theatre. You’ll laugh and then you’ll laugh some more as character after character fills the stage with portrayals that may hit close to, or far from home. No matter where they land they’ll hit a funny bone somewhere. Director Jason Caldwell says of this comedy that it's not only filled with homespun humor but, “It has a lot of touching moments that make it poignant and stronger because of that.” It’s easy to go over the top with these types of characters, turning them into caricatures, and the cast does a good job of stopping before they reach that point. Even as they …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Just because you are trying to get healthy in 2011 doesn't mean you can't get out and have fun this weekend.
Ah yes, the weekend after the New Year's celebration. That means just one thing in this part of the country. Football. No, not the kind with short shorts that can end with a score of 1-0. The kind where dudes paint their faces and watch half-time shows featuring Mylie Cyrus. You know, American football. If for some reason that doesn't sound appealing, here are some alternatives. 1. Unless you have some serious cleanliness issues, you won't see much wildlife sitting on your couch. Either way, get up, grab the family and head to the Wonders of Winter Wildlife at Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. You'll learn about their animals, take a hike and do some crafting. Here is a little more information. 2. Saint Ignatius is putting on a …