BEFORE THE FLOOD An inspiration board for A True History of the Johnstown Flood, in previews this week at the Goodman
Don’t-miss picks for Wed 03.10.10 through Tue 03.16.10: It only reads like a rundown of deadly plagues. Highlights include a song cycle about hypochondria, a behind-the-scenes chat on DNA testing, and a new play by Rebecca Gilman that should open the critical floodgates.
theatre The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion
FREEBIES OF THE WEEK
lit/lectures Story Week Festival
Spring break for nerds (like us)! Hear Joyce Carol Oates—in addition to a whole library’s worth of local literati, from Aleksandar Hemon to Achy Obejas to Marcus Sakey—at Columbia College’s annual fiction fest.
GO: Mar 14-19. Full schedule: colum.edu/storyweek
Photography: Liz Lauren