OUR PICK: Cornyation
Thanks to Trinity University associate professor Amy Stone’s recently published book, San Antonians can easily dig into the colorful history of Cornyation — from its inception in the 1950s as a family-friendly satire of the notoriously elite Coronation of the Queen of the Order of the Alamo to its current incarnation as a bawdy spoof of local politics and national goings-on. One of the hottest Fiesta tickets in town (as of this writing, all six of this year’s shows were on the brink of selling out), Cornyation extends far beyond costumed mockery to give back to the community via substantial donations to local HIV/AIDS charities (more than $2 million so far) and the Robert Rehm Scholarship (awarded to students pursuing theater arts). Currently reigning as King Anchovy LII, James Lawnmower Sales and Service proprietor Jeffrey James is set to preside over the Court of Insane Privilege for three nights of lampoonery at the Empire Theatre (April 25-27).
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