By B.J. Reyes
(Warning: Shameless plug to follow!)
If it’s October that can only mean one thing. Well, several things, actually.
We know many state workers are on the verge of losing their jobs, while others are staring furloughs in the face. And yes, we know public school kids are about to get extended weekends and three of our TV stations are about to be consolidated.
There is a way to fight the dreariness!
Gridiron is the annual show put on by the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The show itself is a fundraiser for the SPJ’s journalism internship program, but more than that it’s just a raucous romp spoofing the news and newsmakers of the past year (think Superferry, the swine flu and the last island-wide blackout … again!)
Gridiron features the talent of more than three dozen members of Hawaii’s media outlets with artistic direction from award-winning members of the island’s performing arts community.
For ticket information, go to Ticketmaster.
Shows are at Diamond Head Theatre:
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22: Dress rehearsal. ($25 general admission tickets sold at the door; Doors open at 7 p.m.)
8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23: Opening night (only single seats avaialble)
8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24: Closing night
(Yours truly is in the cast and will be taking the week off to concentrate on dance steps and song lyrics rather than ratification votes and rail transit.)