MONDAY: Are you REALLY better off in Texas? Gov. Rick Perry is blasting through Connecticut and New York, trailing a comet-like plume of TV advertisements promising employers a better life in the tax-free, unregulated Promised Land of Texas. Is it really that much better? Don’t they have water shortages? We’ll tak to Texas journalists and transplants to and from Connecticut and Texas. And Gail Collins, author of “As Texas Goes — How the Lone State State Hijacked the American Agenda.”
TUESDAY: Shakespeare performed with giant puppets by the creators of War Horse. A comic-rap-scrap-metal-music-theatre work that follows a Chinese deliveryman’s increasingly fantastic attempts to escape a 4? by 6? by 8? metal box when he spends 81 hours stuck in an elevator. We’re live from the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Come join us in the lobby of The Study, a hotel on Chapel Street.. In a year that featured a funny Hamlet, a melancholy Twelfth Night and a black and white Much Ado About Buffy set in director Joss Whedon’s L.A. home, we’re going to talk about everything theater can and should be.
WEDNESDAY: This is a show about graffiti, but I don’t do anything about it.
THURSDAY:OUR SALUTE TO HOUSEWORK! Hints from Heloise started in 1959. It is currently authored by Poncé Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans, daughter of the first Heloise, who never had to advise us on getting pet hair out of an mp3 player. She, along with scholars studying the history of housework, will discuss what it is, who does it, and why.
FRIDAY: The Nose: Rand Cooper leads a panel revving on the tarmac to jet through the week in culture.