Kathleen Mellen’s Best Bets: Real Live Theatre’s ‘The Lion & The Clown’; Massachusetts Dance Festival at UMass Amherst

Last modified: Friday, October 10, 2014

A faerie, a cursed woman who becomes a lion and a traveling circus are ingredients of Real Live Theatre’s world premiere play, “The Lion & The Clown: A Rumi Love Song for Beauty & The Beast,” written and directed by RLT co-founder Ellen Morbyme. It will be performed at The Arts Trust Building, 33 Hawley St. in Northampton Sept. 19-21, at 8 p.m. Organizers promise poetry, magic, love and, oh yes, obscenity, so leave the kiddos at home. Ticket info at reallivetheatre.net.


On Sept. 20, at UMass, the Massachusetts Dance Festival will offer a variety of dance classes in the Totman Building from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and a gala concert at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium. Info and tickets at www.massdancefestival.org, 545-6064.