You’re feeling that preholiday pressure: your in-laws are arriving tonight, your kids are clamoring for pumpkin pie and your sister called saying she’s contemplating a second divorce. You need a breather, as the next two months will assuredly take a toll. While parking yourself on the couch with a pint of Chunky Monkey and watching Titanic has done the trick in the past, you feel the need to get out of your apartment and do something a little crazy. Tonight you’ll go see the Canterbury Tales Remixed—a hip-hop adaptation of Chaucer’s classic tome. You will hear tales of medieval love, lechery and lies all set to beats that will have you ready to drop it like it’s hot. You’ll listen as the musical maestros rap stories of yeomen ravishing their wenches, murderous betrayals and Arab kings. The basic ingredients of every hip-hop hit! And best of all, when your mother-in-law asks how much money you’re making this year, you’ll have new and improved insults to whisper under your breath. Fie, you gore-bellied canker-blossom!
The Canterbury Tales Remixed, Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street. Tickets, from $39, available at http://www.sohoplayhouse.com.