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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Cure

Posted on Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 4:00 AM

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Release Date: 2011-02-09

In writing the contemporary “rock fable” The Cure, self-described “schizophrenic songwriter” Mark Weiser found inspiration in the New York City nightclubs that employed him as a teenager. Evidently, Weiser met some bloodthirsty nightcrawlers while working at the Tunnel, the Limelight, and Webster Hall, because The Cure is all about the last surviving vampires in the world. An official selection at 2009’s New York Musical Theatre Festival, Weiser’s play employs a live rock band and aerial choreography orchestrated by ZFX, the company responsible for the flying sequences in Wicked (which incidentally opens at the Majestic next week). In its first officially licensed production, The Cure lures the Woodlawn to the “crossroads of humanity and immortality.” $22, 7:30pm Fri, Feb 11; 7:30pm Sat, Feb 12; 3pm Sun, Feb 13; 7:30pm Monday, Feb 14; The Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg, (210) 738-1117, woodlawntheatre.com. Through March 13. Contains mature content.

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