This Week’s Most-Wanted Events: The Last Five Years, Mummenschanz

Mummenschanz lands at The Smith Center

Swiss theater troupe Mummenschanz perform at The Smith Center Nov. 11

Time Flies When You’re Breaking Up

To quote 500 Days of Summer, The Last Five Years is “a story of boy meets girl, but you should know up front, [it] is not a love story.” Protagonists Cathy Hiatt and Jamie Wellerstein recount their broken affair in reverse orders, interacting directly only in the middle. The original off-Broadway cast performs Nov. 6-9 in UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theatre.

Chekhov Your List

Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike revolves around dysfunctional siblings who mirror the themes explored in Anton Chekhov’s short stories. Rest assured, you’ll laugh even if you don’t get the references. See it at Las Vegas Little Theatre on select dates Nov. 7-23.

Still Tasty, For Now

Sadly, Tastyspace Gallery in Emergency Arts will close Dec. 1. That means its latest exhibition, photography by Massachusetts artist Olivia Gatti, will be the last. See it on display beginning Nov. 9, or join for the exhibition reception on Nov. 15.

Mum’s the Word

Swiss theater troupe Mummenschanz sets up at The Smith Center on Nov. 11. Imagine mime-style movement (no words, no music) from big, colorful props. It’s both silly and super-successful; the troupe’s been performing around the world for more than 40 years.

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