Thursday, July 29, 2004
| theater opening |
The Loves of Shakespeare’s Women Opens Fri 7:30pm, continues Fri-Sat 7:30pm and Sun 2pm. Susannah York brings her acclaimed one-woman show to Carmel where she examines love and the female characters of Shakespeare, from Juliet to Mistress Ford, Viola to Constance, from Isabella to Gertrude and Portia to Cleopatra. An exploration of both character and actress, the play surveys “Romantic love…And family love…love for your master, for your mistress, for your comrade, your country. Love of power, of God, of fun, of an abstract ideal…returned love, misplaced love, unrequited love and love that turns awry…” Opening night includes a special post-show reception with York at La Playa Hotel in Carmel. Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. $50/opening night; $25/Fri-Sat; $20/Sun. 622-0100 or www.pacrep.org. Ends 8/8.
The Remarkable Richard Feynman…and his “Half-Assedly Thought-Out Pictorial Semi-Vision Thing” Opens Wed 8/4 at 7:30pm, continues Thurs 8/5 and Thurs 8/12 at 7:30pm, Sun 8/14 at 2pm. Noel Wood returns to Carmel in Greg Stebben’s intimate portrayal of the life and passion of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman. A brilliant scientist and mathematician, Feynman was also a delightful, colorful freethinker who cracked safes, studied Mayan hieroglyphics and insect behavior, and played the congas. Outrageous, bawdy, unorthodox and eccentric, Noel Wood channels the man’s crackling energy and boundless childlike curiosity in Stebben’s highly regarded one-man show. Carl Cherry Gallery, Fourth at Guadalupe, Carmel. $15. 624-7491. Ends 8/14.
| theater now playing |
Corpse! Thurs-Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm. Take an out-of-work actor in 1930s London, add a filthy rich twin brother. Throw in a kooky landlady, a bewildered father and an Irish hit man. Stir and serve murderously cold. A recipe for wild, high camp comedy of the darkest order. Carl Cherry Gallery, Fourth at Guadalupe, Carmel. $15. 649-0259. Ends 8/14.
Hello Dolly! Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. When renowned matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is employed by Vandergelder, a half-millionaire, the recently widowed Dolly marks the tycoon for herself. As she tries to win him over, she simultaneously schemes to match up his two store clerks—who have slipped away from the Hay and Feed Store to enjoy a night on the town themselves—with the store owner (who he thinks he is being set up to marry) and her assistant. What ensues is a raucous farce featuring some of the best musical numbers ever performed on stage. Main Stage, Hartnell Performing Arts Center, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. $25/adult; $14/seniors/military/“juniors” under 25. 755-6816 or www.westernstage.com. Ends 8/14.
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. Lerner and Loewe’s musical of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion follows Eliza’s journey from selling flowers on the Covent Gardens pavement to dancing with a prince at the Embassy Ball. 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 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 and show arrangements made for ten or more persons at $23/each. 655-4992. Ends 9/25.