Do It Today: Mystery Science Theater 3K, Doubt, 'MNF visits Beach Theatre



It's the last weekend to see Doubt, the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning drama about turmoil in a Catholic school in the Bronx in the mid-1960s. Sister Aloysius is convinced that Father Flynn is involved in an inappropriate relationship with the school's first and only African-American student. With nothing more than her own conviction and circumstantial details to combat Flynn's vehement denial, the audience is kept guessing until the final curtain. Visit americanstage.org for more info. July 22-Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. matinée Sat.-Sun., American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, $22-$35; $10 student rush tickets 30 minutes prior to curtain.


WMNF teams up with the Beach Theatre to present the concert film Love Forever Changes Lives, along with a live performance by Arthur Lee and his band, Love. Proceeds benefit WMNF. Visit beachtheatre.com for more info. Thu., Aug. 20, 7 p.m., Beach Theatre, St. Pete Beach, $7.

In the ’90s, cult-TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 turned trashing a flick into an art form. Despite the show’s cancellation, former host Michael J. Nelson just can’t leave the bad movies of the world alone. Nelson is the driving force behind Rifftrax.com, a variation on MST3K’s shtick, only now you download the audio commentary tracks and synch them yourself. Rifftrax has done well enough that they’re taking the show on the road — sort of. Local theaters host  a live airing of Rifftrax: Ed Wood’s Plan 9 From Outer Space (pictured) from the Belcourt Theater in Nashville, Tenn. Joining Mike for the cutting commentary are MST3K staples Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett. Visit fathomevents.com for ticket prices and info. The show screens at two local theaters, including: Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa; and Regency 20, 2496 Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Thu., Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

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