According to Kenneth G. Libbrecht, a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology and the creator of the Web site www.snowcrystals.com, "...it's unlikely that any two complex snow crystals, out of all those made over the entire history of the planet, have ever looked completely alike." So, if no two fluffy, sparkling puffs of snow are identical, it's probably safe to assume there isn't another show that is quite like Gale LaJoye's Snowflake. In this one-man play, a homeless, levitating creative type, who long ago deemed words useless for self-expression, employs illusion and exaggerated movement to get his points across. Basically, LaJoye is a mime without face paint and with extra zip — and one who's toured four continents throughout the past seventeen years with his show. See the well-rehearsed, hourlong performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 11, at the Center of Creative Arts (524 Trinity Avenue, University City; 314-725-6555 or www.cocastl.org); additional shows happen at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (January 12 and 13). Ticket prices run from $14 to $17 and can be purchased by calling 314-534-1111 or by visiting www.metrotix.com.
Jan. 11-13, 2008