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Pencil This In: Staged Reading of 'High Ceilings' and Bruce Connor Tribute @ REDCAT

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There’s a staged reading of the new comedy High Ceilings at 8 pm tonight at The Hayworth Theatre. The play stars Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me); Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years); Karen Black (Academy Award nominee for Five Easy Pieces) and features Lisa Arturo, Patrick Breen, Jillian Crane, Kevin Kilner, Hamish Linklater, Frank Magna and Charles Shaughnessy. On the eve of her wedding, Lily returns to her home to her childhood home and her dysfunctional family. She’s also falling for the cute wedding florist…There’s a wine and cheese reception with the cast after the show. Tickets are $15.

REDCAT tonight presents “Bruce Conner's Explosive Cinema: A Tribute, Part 2.” Conner (1933-2008) was the “influential maestro of found footage” and was often credited with starting MTV-style editing. Tonight’s program includes "A Movie" (1958, 12 min.), "Marilyn Times Five" (1973, 14 min.), "Permian Strata" (1969, 4 min.), "Mea Culpa" (1981, 4 min.), "Looking for Mushrooms" (1967, 3 min.), "Looking for Mushrooms" (1996 version, 15 min.), "Report" (1967, 13 min.), "Television Assassination" (1995, 14 min.), "Take the 5:10 to Dreamland" (1977, 5 min.), "Valse Triste" (1977, 5 min.) and "Easter Morning" (2008, 10 min., DV). In person: Dennis Hopper, longtime Conner friend and co-conspirator, and guest of honor Jean Conner. Tickets are $5-$9 and the program begins at 8:30 pm.