Arts Extract Podcast Episode 23: In This Play, Will the Jets Have Cell Phones?

Lindsay Christians catches us up on local theater.

Madison’s theater season is off to a compelling start, according to Capital Times reporter Lindsay Christians. This week, she visits the Arts Extract podcast to share here impressions of two currently running plays, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Collected Stories. Christians also helps Arts Extract catch up on a new public-art project and Oliver Stone’s Feb. 2 visit to the Barrymore Theatre.

This week’s event highlights:

1/31 Lucinda Williams. Stoughton Opera House, 7:30 p.m. [sold out]

A sponsor display for The Sessions at McPike Park.

The Low Czars. High Noon Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Meg Hutchinson, Kaia Elizabeth, Vanessa Tortolano. Redamte, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra. Barrymore Theatre, 8 p.m.

Collected Stories, Forward Theater Co., Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. (through Feb. 3)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Strollers Theatre Co., The Bartell Theatre, 8 p.m. (through Feb. 2)

2/1 Opening Reception for Science Words, A Solo Exhibition by Ellen Siebers. Commonwealth Gallery, 6 p.m. Visit spacklemadison.com to see a review and images from this art show. Exhibition runs through Feb. 19.

Cinematheque: Straight Shooting. Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.

Cinematheque: Air Mail. Vilas Hall, 8:15 p.m.

Monsters Of Poetry Reading with music from Chants, Paper Wasp, Oedipus Tex. Dragonfly Lounge, 7:30 p.m.

Rifle Diet, Alleyway, Pyroklast, Tiny Daggers. The Wisco, 9 p.m.

Diavolo Dance Theater, Overture Hall, 8 p.m.

Circle Mirror Transformation, Mercury Players Theatre, The Bartell Theatre, 8 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 16)

A promotional graphic for the Mad Lit events series shows the series' logo and text stating (8 p.m. until 11 p.m., Every other Friday, 100 block of state St. July 1st-October 7th. A collage of performers and audience members is visible to the right, and the logos of event sponsors are visible along the bottom.

Going to Temple, Encore! Studio for the Performing Arts, Mary Dupont Wahlers Theatre, 8 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 9)

2/2 Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick: The Untold History Of The United States. Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Cinematheque: The Great McGinty. Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.

Cinematheque: Christmas In July. Vilas Hall, 8:30 p.m.

Sleepy Lesbos, Boob Dylan, Snouts, Sweetness Of Gone. Dragonfly Lounge, 9 p.m.

Czarbles, Spires That In The Sunset Rise, Control, Noxroy. Frequency, 10 p.m.

All Good Things, Stephanie Rearick Jr. Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, 8 p.m.

Wet Hair, Tenement, Samantha Glass. UW Memorial Union Rathskeller, 9:30 p.m.

2/3 Cinematheque: Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind. Chazen Museum of Art, 2 p.m.

2/4 Louka Patenaude And Friends. The Fountain, 8 p.m.

2/5 Yo La Tengo. Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

2/6 The Day Prom Night Died: A Tribute To Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. Crystal Corner Bar, 9:30 p.m.

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