The new production titled, Upton Sinclair's Singing Jailbirds: The Musical, will feature a large cast of performers. The story is set in 1920's San Pedro, the Port Town of Los Angeles amid the demonstrations of union activists during the worker's movement.
Fantastical visions of what the future might possibly be like has kept children's imaginations--and art projects--going for years. In "Battlestar Abstractica," held at the co-op art space Nomadic Image, artists create futuristic worlds inspired by fantasy and science fiction through photography--a slightly more restrictive process than Crayolas and construction paper. Some images include surreal Cambodian landscapes, Mexican "illegal aliens" attacking Guadalajara, an exploration of a sunken city and even a little steampunk. Oh, and lots of stormtroopers.