Thursday, August 26, 2004
| theater opening |
The Drawer Boy Opens Fri 7:30pm, continues Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. An urban actor turns up on a farm in Ontario, hoping to gather ideas for a theater project. Morgan and Angus, two middle-aged farmers, reluctantly take him in, but the questions he asks delve deeper than the price of eggs or how cows feel about being milked. When the startling answers find their way into a theatrical production, what Angus sees onstage triggers recovered memories of the war, two beautiful girls, and the day everything changed. (Reviewed this issue.) Magic Circle Center, 8 El Caminito Rd, Carmel Valley. $22 General Admission, $18 Members/Seniors/Students/Military. 659-1108. Ends 9/26.
| theater now playing |
All My Sons Fri-Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm. The tragic story of Joe Keller, a successful businessman whose company manufactured faulty cylinder heads for the Air Force during the war, costing the lives of 21 pilots. Studio Theatre, Hartnell College Performing Arts Center. $17. 770-6105 or www.westernstage.com. Ends 8/29.
Henry VI, Part 3 Sat 2pm. The Assassination of Henry VI by William Shakespeare, directed by Stephen Moorer, finds England embroiled in civil war. The Duke of York seizes the crown only to lose it…and more. Alliances are made and broken. War rages and heads roll as a crookbacked Richard plots to seize the throne. Circle Theatre, Monte Verde & 8th, Carmel. $20-35/adults; $15-$25/seniors and students; $6/children under 12. 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 10/16.
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Thurs-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm & 7:30pm. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s delightful musical retelling the Biblical story of Joseph with contemporary music. Driven by tongue-in-cheek humor, Joseph’s adventurous journey from the desert to the Pharaoh’s court is filled with equal parts love, jealousy, anger, redemption and joy. The Outdoor Forest Theater, Carmel. Sat: $25/general; $20/seniors; military and students; $15/youth; $6/children under 12. Thurs-Sun: $20/general; $18/ seniors, military and students; $12/youth; $6/children under 12. 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 9/26.
My Fair Lady Thurs-Sat 8:30pm, Sun 3:30pm. When a cantankerous phonetician, Professor Henry Higgins, meets Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, he makes a bet that he can transform her into an aristocrat in just six months. Bruce Ariss Wharf Theater, Fisherman’s Wharf, Monterey. $20/adults; $10/children 12 and under. 649-2332 or 372-1373. Ends 8/29.
Panama Root Canal Fri-Sat 8pm. Join the Barbary Theater for “a history lesson gone bad.” It’s the days before the building of the Panama Canal when the infamous dictator, Colonel Manuel Noriegga, is high with power and just waiting for a boo and a hiss and a big overthrow by a hero, and it’s the questionable Colonel Olly Northgate to the rescue. Barbary Coast Theater, corner of Hoffman & Lighthouse, Monterey. $14/general, $13 seniors, $7/students, $5/active military. Dinner/show arrangements made for ten or more persons at $23/each. 655-4992. Ends 9/25.
Richard III Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Richard III is a schemer, a liar, a manipulator and a ruthless murderer, yet his winter of discontent is indeed made glorious for the audience by this son of York. Monstrous he may be, but Richard’s charm is nearly irresistible. One of Shakespeare’s most gripping tragic histor ies. Circle Theatre, Monte Verde & 8th, Carmel. $20-35/adults; $15-$25/seniors and students; $6/children under 12. 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 10/16.