Ah, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?. The hit PBS show by way of educational computer game turned more kids on to geography than anything else. Americans aren't that good at geography, after all, what's the point of learning about the OTHER areas of the world? You may remember a few years ago the report that six out of ten Americans could not identify Iraq on a map, well, the other four have WitWiCS? to thank for the knowledge.
Local comedian/writer Gregg Gethard was a contestant on one of the very first shows and will be reliving that fateful day with a live running commentary tonight at Connie's Ric Rac (1132 S. 9). In addition, folks can test their own knowledge with a geography bee with Jon Goff and Meg & Rob will act out comments from the Youtube video on stage.
But that's not all, as the story just seems to get bigger and bigger over the years. Through recent internet posts of the tale, Sean Altman of the acappella group Rockapella, who performed the theme song for the show, got in touch with Gregg. And now that the time has come for the live show, Sean will be in attendance to play songs from his recent project Jewmongous. So now is the perfect time to dust off that globe and finally, once and for all, figure out where Syria is. The show starts at 8PM and is $10 and BYOB.