In addition to his roles as a political consultant, an academic, and a journalist, Ol Benny found the time to move science forward through study, research, and inventions galore. If anyone deserves homage through musical stage performance, its him. Today you and your kids (or inner child, should you be so lucky) can check out Frankly Ben: The Science of Achievement at Parker Playhouse (707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale) at 10 a.m. The play focuses on teen-angst-aged Ben (although, its likely that angst will be replaced by inspiration for the sake of the younguns) before he, like, changed the world. So if you long to hear odes to kites and keys or ditties about how neat science is this is the play for you. Tickets are a bargain at $3 (lap seats), and $6 (everyone else). Call 954-462-0222, or visit www.parkerplayhouse.com.
Tue., April 8, 2008