IS LADY LUCK ON YOUR SIDE? The Ragged Wing Ensemble is presenting Fortune: The Complete Works, through Sunday May 27, and it will be one of the first performances in the new Osher Studio in the not-yet-quite-opened Arpeggio Building at 2055 Center Street. Ragged Wing is an ensemble of actors whose mission is to “catalyze a deep cultural shift where artistic action is at the center of vital social change.” The performance is the final chapter in the group’s season-long exploration into Fortune in all its varied meanings. “It features 3 original performances (A Fool’s Errand, Atomic Intuition, Maybe Baby) plus a short feature film (No Outlet) combined with a pre-show ‘audience-interactive playground.” Get tickets here. (more…)
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