Broadway’s Billy Porter and Indigo Girls bring activism through the arts this week in CT things to do and see

A sense of literate liveliness pervades the arts scene this week with smart, savvy expressions contained in catchy songs and sharply spoken dialogues.

The musical “Ain’t Too Proud” at The Bushnell May 30 through June 4 is written by acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau who wrote “Detroit ‘67” and “Sunset Baby,” and “Webster’s Bitch” is a comedy where dictionary editors debate naughty words.

The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica brings history, heritage and folklore to its dances. Bruce Cockburn and Dar Williams deliver thoughtful, lyrical sociopolitical statements, and Maple Mars’ latest album brings poppy brightness to weighty song titles like “Crooked Smile,” “Useless Information” and “Redemption.” Indigo Girls are as well known for their activism as for songs like “Closer to Fine.”

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Posted May 27, 2023
Hartford Courant
By Christopher Arnott

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Connecticut Arts Alliance