Arts Extract Podcast Episode 23: In This Play, Will the Jets Have Cell Phones?

Lindsay Christians catches us up on local theater.

Madison's theater season is off to a compelling start, according to Capital Times reporter Lindsay Christians. This week, she visits the Arts Extract podcast to share here impressions of two currently running plays, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Collected Stories. Christians also helps Arts Extract catch up on a new public-art project and Oliver Stone's Feb. 2 visit to the Barrymore Theatre.

This week’s event highlights:

1/31 Lucinda Williams. Stoughton Opera House, 7:30 p.m. [sold out]

The Low Czars. High Noon Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

Meg Hutchinson, Kaia Elizabeth, Vanessa Tortolano. Redamte, 8 p.m.

Dark Star Orchestra. Barrymore Theatre, 8 p.m.

Collected Stories, Forward Theater Co., Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. (through Feb. 3)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Strollers Theatre Co., The Bartell Theatre, 8 p.m. (through Feb. 2)

2/1 Opening Reception for Science Words, A Solo Exhibition by Ellen Siebers. Commonwealth Gallery, 6 p.m. Visit spacklemadison.com to see a review and images from this art show. Exhibition runs through Feb. 19.

Cinematheque: Straight Shooting. Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.

Cinematheque: Air Mail. Vilas Hall, 8:15 p.m.

Monsters Of Poetry Reading with music from Chants, Paper Wasp, Oedipus Tex. Dragonfly Lounge, 7:30 p.m.

Rifle Diet, Alleyway, Pyroklast, Tiny Daggers. The Wisco, 9 p.m.

Diavolo Dance Theater, Overture Hall, 8 p.m.

Circle Mirror Transformation, Mercury Players Theatre, The Bartell Theatre, 8 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 16)

Going to Temple, Encore! Studio for the Performing Arts, Mary Dupont Wahlers Theatre, 8 p.m. (weekends through Feb. 9)

2/2 Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick: The Untold History Of The United States. Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Cinematheque: The Great McGinty. Vilas Hall, 7 p.m.

Cinematheque: Christmas In July. Vilas Hall, 8:30 p.m.

Sleepy Lesbos, Boob Dylan, Snouts, Sweetness Of Gone. Dragonfly Lounge, 9 p.m.

Czarbles, Spires That In The Sunset Rise, Control, Noxroy. Frequency, 10 p.m.

All Good Things, Stephanie Rearick Jr. Mother Fool’s Coffeehouse, 8 p.m.

Wet Hair, Tenement, Samantha Glass. UW Memorial Union Rathskeller, 9:30 p.m.

2/3 Cinematheque: Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind. Chazen Museum of Art, 2 p.m.

2/4 Louka Patenaude And Friends. The Fountain, 8 p.m.

2/5 Yo La Tengo. Barrymore Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

2/6 The Day Prom Night Died: A Tribute To Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper. Crystal Corner Bar, 9:30 p.m.