Poetry from Sara Teasdale and A.E. Housman was also used as the program’s creative inspiration.
Director Don Taylor’s production runs Jan. 19-Feb. 12.
A Futile & Stupid Gesture is set to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017.
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses starts 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at Civic Center Music Hall.
Man is known for her work with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet.
The stage screening features actors Dominic West, Janet McTeer and Elaine Cassidy.
“There’s something about him that he almost feels like an overgrown kid,” he said. “One of the things that Will Ferrell does that’s really tricky is capturing that energy without coming off crazy.”
“At first, I didn’t know what was making them laugh,” he said.
The heavy but inspiring drama by local playwright La’Charles Purvey deals with HIV and AIDS in the black community.
Comedy is like a cousin of journalism. Journalists point out intellectual truths and psychological truths about things that are going on in the world. Comics, we can point out things that make people laugh by pointing out the fallibility, the strangeness and the twisted nature of things.