September Shoes at Western Stage
- When: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Western Stage Studio Theater, Salinas
- Cost: $20
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Theater
Put finely tuned, grieving characters in a town called Dolores—"sorrow" in Spanish—and under the tender, lyrical hand of playwright José Cruz González, you get something beautiful and moving. In September Shoes, the strains on a marriage emerge after an aunt's funeral in rural Texas, where demons from the past and ghosts of long-dead relatives are impossible to avoid. The painful memories of loss and hardship are tempered by a sprinkling of comic quirky characters, like a hotel maid who enshrines the shoes of the dead on the walls of her house and a graveyard keeper who's also guarding a secret. A common tragic thread unites all of their stories. [SR]
7:30pm Fri and Sat, 2pm Sun, through Oct. 7. The Western Stage studio theater, 411 Central Ave., Salinas. $20. 755-6815, www.westernstage.com.