The Election, But Better: “The Masala Chai Candidate”
Feeling lost after the election? Missing the memes, the gaffes, the spoofs and Nate Silver’s witchcraft? Not to worry — this weekend, Princeton South Asian Theatrics’ fall show gives you all the fun of the horse race without the anxiety over our country’s future. In the original play, written and directed by Tejas Sathe ’13, Nihar Madhavan ’15 and Varun Sharma ’15, two candidates vie for the presidency of the Masala Chai Acting Troupe in a series of outrageous, rapidly escalating campaigns. And unlike in the real election, you get to heckle and holler at the candidates to your heart’s content.
Frist Film/Performance Theatre
Thursday, 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 p.m. Classy Affair: Shabbat 360
Chabad and the Center for Jewish Life have teamed up to create a very special Shabbat dinner for 360 lucky Princetonians. Every week on Friday night, Jews around the world stop their work and enjoy a nice meal with family and friends for Shabbat — and now you can, too. If you’re looking for a free, delicious meal in a classy and relaxed atmosphere, this is the perfect event to attend. All 360 spots have been taken, but seats are expected to open up the day of: See the Shabbat 360 Facebook event to put your name on the waitlist.
Atrium, New Frick Laboratory
Friday, 6:15 p.m.Your Childhood Revisited: “Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella’s”
For a fresh take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, check out “Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella’s,” the Princeton Opera Company’s first fully staged opera. The piece turns the typical Cinderella narrative on its head: the stepsisters are virtuous, Cinderella isn’t as beautiful and charming as the Disney adaptation portrays, and the fairy godmother isn’t the best magical lifesaver. This farcical reworking is sure to make you see the characters you’ve known since childhood in a whole new light. Be prepared to ask yourself the question “What if?”, and don’t be afraid to let loose and laugh.
Class of 1970 Theatre in Whitman College
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Sunday, 2 p.m.Wear a Hoodie: Hoodie Allen
Looking for a fun way to kick off your weekend? From the world of indie pop-rap comes your solution: Hoodie Allen. A newcomer on the music scene, Hoodie has garnered incredible fame in a short amount of time, with hits such as “No Interruption,” “No Faith in Brooklyn (ft. Jhameel)” and “The Chase is On.” Even though he went to Penn, check out Hoodie this weekend and prove that “You Are Not a Robot.”
Friday, 9 p.m.Heroin Dolls: “Wait Until Dark”
If you haven’t had much experience with drug-laced dolls, Intime’s “Wait Until Dark” should provide you with a thorough education. Watch what happens as Susy Hendrix, the play’s blind protagonist, engages in a battle of wits with three criminals determined to get their hands on a doll filled with trafficked heroin. This psychological thriller is bound to provoke deep thoughts about disability and isolation, or at least encourage you never to get mixed up in the heroin trade.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Friday, 11:59 p.m. Campus picks compiled by Lexi Tollefsen, Rebecca Basaldua, Stephen Wood, Emily Tseng and Lillian Xu.