It's rare that a theater is as aptly named as the Fishtank, Corrie Van Ausdal's new-ish Crossroads performance studio at 1715 Wyandotte, where audiences peer from the street as life unfolds behind the storefront windows. Van Ausdal, alt-clown extraordinaire Heidi Van and the Hybrid Collective are working the windows in a new show, an original follow-up to Hybrid's excellent indoor productions Advice From a Spider and The Coppelia Project, dark, amusing fables with an emphasis on movement. L'Histoire D'Amour — subtitled "A Clown Love Story" — stars Matt Weiss as a window washer who falls in love with a pastry chef he spies through a bakery window. The show is at 9 tonight at Fishtank, with additional performances on Fridays and Saturdays through September 12; tickets are available outside the theater.
Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Starts: Aug. 28. Continues through Sept. 12, 2009