Thursday, June 17, 2004
I Hate Hamlet Opens Fri 7:30pm, continues Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. A television actor moves to New York and is offered the part of Hamlet —a part he hates—and proceeds to lock wits with the ghost of John Barrymore, who used to live in the apartment he’s just rented. $22/general, $18/members, seniors, students, military. Magic Circle Center, 8 El Caminito, Carmel Valley Village. 659-1108. Ends 7/18.
Theater Now Playing
A Bench in the Sun Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Two old friends battle for the attention of a former actress who has moved into their retirement home, then all three get together to resist the sale of their building. “Engaging, well-paced story and superb performances by local theater legends Morgan Stock, Michael Robbins and Edie Karas.” ( Weekly, 6/3.) $18/general, $15/students and seniors. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Guadalupe at 4th, Carmel. 626-6796. Ends 6/27.
Fatthumb of the Opry Fri-Sat 8pm. A pseudo-19th-century melocomedy starring Barbara Stripes, Jane Fondle, Lois Lame and Clarke Kennt. $14/general, $13/seniors, $7/students, $5/military. Barbary Coast Theater, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. 655-4992. Ends 6/30.
Meshuggah Nuns Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2pm and 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. The Little Sisters of Hoboken put on a cruise-ship production of Fiddler on the Roof in this song-and-dance musical comedy. “Filled with slapstick and wisecracks poking fun at religions and our misconceptions of them.” ( Weekly, 6/3). $20-35/adults, $15-25/students and seniors, $6/children. Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100 or www.ticketguys.com. Ends 7/3.
The Complete History of America (Abridged) Thurs 7pm, Sat 10am, Sun and Tues 7pm, Wed 2pm and 7pm. Reviewed in this issue. $25/adults, $18/seniors, $12/students, teachers, military, $6/children (preview is half-price). Ends 7/1.