A Few Good Men: Long before The Newsroom was a twinkle in his eye, Aaron Sorkin wrote this play about two Marines accused of a murder in Guantanamo Bay. Director James MacDonald and his Western Canadian cast are trying to erase memories of the movie adaptation in Edmonton, before moving the trial to Winnipeg. (To Oct. 7, Citadel Theatre in Edmonton; Oct. 18 to Nov. 10, Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg)
Album Title Goes Here: Canada’s Deadmau5, the world’s leading dance-music maestro, releases his sixth album tomorrow. The iconoclastic DJ names his LPs contemptuously – this one’s no exception – but the booming EDM scene does not share his casualness for the product.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: The latest, and to date, the peak in Jerry Seinfeld’s Web series features the two grand old men of modern comedy, Carl Reiner, 90, and Mel Brooks, 86, eating deli sandwiches, kibitzing and talking about The 2,000 Year Old Man. The two, who met more than 60 years ago, spend every evening together watching movies, cracking jokes and nodding off. (comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com)
Dreams: Michael Chabon, currently rocking the bestseller lists with his new novel Telegraph Avenue, hates dreams. His own, his kids, yours, mine and especially the dreams of characters in movies and books. He amusingly elucidates the (many) reasons for his antipathy in the New York Review of Books. (Sept. 27)