Ace of Skates

BooTown gets you off your ass and out of the theater

See Ace. See Ace run. See where Ace runs...and go there. It's all part of what you'd expect from local guerrilla-theater company BooTown. The troupe's latest offering, Ace of Skates, has audiences literally following a 12-year-old boy on his epic skateboard journey to run an errand for his parents. Scenes take place at different venues in a centralized area, including the Aurora Picture Show offices and the Menil Collection Bookstore. "I think it'd be really silly to do it in a theater, with him skateboarding around [the stage]," artistic director Emily Hynds says. Ace's quest is interrupted when he runs into a homeless woman, a baker and a voodoo priestess. Will he master the art of excusing himself and reach the final destination before his street-light curfew? Find out at 7 p.m. today and September 24. The play starts at Catastrophic Theatre Company, 1540 Sul Ross. For information, visit www.bootown.org. Pay-what-you-will (and get a free popsicle).
Thu., Sept. 17, 7 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 24, 7 p.m., 2009
 
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