Saying Shel Silverstein didnt only write childrens poems is, at this point, a bit like saying Bob Sagets stand-up is dirty! Still, his works collected in books such as Different Dances are surprisingly bawdy and anatomical, like a cartoon of a man crawling inside a giant vagina (or a tiny man crawling inside a regular-sized vagina. Hard to tell, really) with the caption . . . and he has never been heard from since. This is the Shel highlighted in An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein , a collection of short scenes by the author. Its been performed by theater companies across the country for about a decade, and while certainly not A Light in the Attic , it still reflects Silversteins charm and creativitywith the added value of dirty jokes.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 26. Continues through March 27, 2010