Some people are born cool. Others get there through practice. And some just like to watch cool in action.
If you fit in any of these categories, you might want to check out an original comedy written by John Longenbaugh called “How to be Cool.”
The story is set in 1962. Civics students at Oakvale High School are getting a lesson from Eugene Wright, a man who is not the teacher but who’s so filled with thoughts about the future, politics, ethics and consumer culture that he can scarcely contain himself. He plays records. He shows slides. He tells stories. And though he sure doesn’t look cool, he just might be onto something.
This is a special benefit performance of “How to be Cool,” and it kicks off with hors d’oeuvres, wine and a silent auction at 7 p.m. Sunday followed by the show at 8 p.m. at ACT — A Contemporary Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle. Advance tickets are $35; all tickets are $40 at the door. Call 206-292-7676 or go to www.acttheatre.org.
All proceeds from this event benefit the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education, whose mission is to provide expert information on current and emerging cancer care for patients, caregivers and health professionals.
Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424, firstname.lastname@example.org.