THEATER REVIEW | Flying and falling at Pillsbury Late Nite

On November 2, I showed up hungry to the opening night of the Pillsbury 2013 Late Nite series. I have been going to the series since 2009, so I knew there would be plenty of food for my soul and my belly. Delicious hot tamales and a chance to mingle with audience and artists before the show created the feeling of eating with family on a cold fall night.Laurie Carlos, the curator and mother of the gathering, set the tone of the night by reminding us that we were there be engaged in some form of transformation. As she welcomed us to the Pillsbury House Theater Auditorium at 9 p.m., she said, “If you get nervous and a little uncomfortable, that’s what we’re here for.” She was the mother who was having all of her grown children over at her home and the auditorium was her living room, where everyone wentafter leaving the dinner table.E.G. Bailey a co-curator of the series hosted the gathering, introducing the interdisciplinary forms of art that graced the stage. Continue Reading