TIM MILLER, FOUND THEATER (Saturday)
Tim Miller is one of the pillars on which American performance art has been built. Which made us do a very happy double-take when we saw that East Village Caravanserai was presenting Miller doing a performance of his “A Body in the O” at the Found Theater. The show is based on Miller’s recently published book, his fifth, that provides a survey of sorts of his wide-ranging career that dates back to the early ’80s and has dealt with everything ranging from gay marriage to immigration to the creative process, etc. Miller was one of the NEA Four who had their National Endowment for the Arts grants rescinded by the Bush White House; Miller’s crime being he talked in his show about being gay, which he is, so he did. (With the help of the ACLU, Miller and the others successfully sued on the grounds that their First Amendment rights had been violated, so, if it seems insane that this even happened, thank Tim.) And, if you think this is a case of a big star kind of parachuting in for a night, just know that Tim Miller was born and raised in, wait for it, Whittier!
Another great thing: The show is a paltry $15. Fifteen bucks! You’d spend more getting into watch “Angry Birds 2.”
Giving us a moment’s pause: We still pine for the dear, departed Seafare Inn; best reason to go to Whittier.
The Found Theater is located at 599 Long Beach Blvd. For more information or tickets, click here.