at Impact Theatre
Yes, as in Nicky Hilton. You know, the one that's always upstaged by her big sister Paris? Well, this time she takes center stage in Elizabeth Meriwether's comedy. A hit at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival, Nicky Goes Goth finds the socialites at odds when Nicky starts to think (yes, think) that maybe this celeb thing isn't the ultimate answer to life. Not surprisingly, Paris doesn't get what Nicky's damage is. Then, omigod, Nicky falls for a suburban Goth boy, Shithead, at a nightclub, where they plot to overthrow Paris. Billed as a comedy that examines celebrity worship, sure, but also the meaning of life, Nicky Goes Goth seems another perfect show for Impact "theatre that doesn't suck" Theatre, which counts SFist Cheshire as one of its members. Playing Thursdays through Saturdays at La Val's Subterranean, Berkeley, through October 1.

Nicky Goes Goth