(reprinted from) THE FRESNO BEE
Originally published 2008-02-29
This Sherman Oaks-based improv/sketch comedy group is known for its unique brand of quick-paced, absurdist comedy. Sketches include “Bloodbath the Clown,” “The Tick,” “Blind Cops” and “Spitbaby.”
Playing: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 10 p.m. March 6, 8:30 p.m. March 7 and 4 p.m. March 8 at Dianna’s South, 726 N. Fulton St. Cost: $5. Rating: PG-13.
Along the Path of Larks and Swallows
San Francisco solo performance artist Mia Paschal’s “This Lily Was (Fontana)” was one of the hits of last year’s Rogue Festival. Her new show, a poetic and darkly comic exploration of love, is inspired by the dreamscape collages of Joseph Cornell.
Playing: 7 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. March 7, 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. March 8 at Dianna’s North, 826 N. Fulton St. Cost: $7. Rating: R.
One nifty thing you can do at the Rogue is sample local arts groups you might not have experienced. Elemental Dance features faculty and students of California Arts Academy, the Severance Ballet Conservatory and special guests performing classical and contemporary dance in a preview of the company’s spring dance concert.
Playing: 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 5 p.m. March 8 at The Severance Building, 1401 N. Wishon Ave. Cost: $7. Rating: G.
Ryan Paulson, a New York performer, stars in a solo comedy about speaking in tongues and cheese. The List from Edinburgh, Scotland, describes the show as “a subtle and witty trip” and Time Out New York calls it a “categorically pitch-perfect one-man comedy.”
Playing: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7 p.m. March 7 and 4 p.m. March 8 at Starline, 831 E. Fern Ave. Cost: $7. Rating: PG.
Honest Sancha’s Used Mexican Lot/Las Dos Caras del Patron
Agustin Lira’s Teatro Inmigrante presents two biting political commentary and humor pieces that challenge perceptions and break stereotypes in a society where everyone is expendable, especially Mexicans. In concert will be Lira, Patricia Wells and Merlinda Espinosa as they perform new compositions and old favorites.
Playing: 7 p.m. today, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Arte Américas, 1630 N. Van Ness Ave. Cost: $6 members, $8 nonmembers. Rating: G.