READING RIOT Want to use your imagination to provide the staging of a play? Check out two readings Monday (November 6).
Obsidian Theatre offers a reading of Lonne Elder III's Ceremonies In Dark Old Men, directed by Sandi Ross and featuring David Collins, Tricia Williams, Maurice Dean Wint and Ngozi Paul. Equity Showcase Theatre (651 Dufferin). 537-3890.
At Artword Theatre (75 Portland), Actors Repertory Company presents Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides, directed by Malcolm Black. 966-8966.
LATEST ERUPTION Volcano's Short Stuff series returns for its seventh season of brief and excerpted works. The 48th presentation features a quartet of artists including singer Andrea Koziol and playwright A. Shay Hahn. Ross Manson hosts at the series' new home, Bar Italia (584 College). Free to Go7 passholders. 535-1932.
YO HO HO Here's a different theatrical take on the gay scene. Phil Hutchins' Dating The Pirate looks at Johnny Fig, habitué of the fictional Club Concubine since the 70s. Now it's the 90s, and Fig (Robert McCarrol) is still hanging onto his bar stool. Tallulah's Cabaret (12 Alexander). A portion of ticket sales goes to the Lesbian Gay Bi Youth Line and ACT. 975-8555.