Thursday, November 18, 2004
| theater opening
Stage Mother Fri-Sat 8 pm; Sun 2pm. Just as you have life managed, peaceful and relatively joyous, Mom shows up and announces she’s moving in! Mom happens to be a famous celebrity with her glory days behind her, who decides to steal the show regarding your life’s most precious dream. All because...she loves you. A playful poke at star-crossed family values, penned by peninsula playwright Terry Kingsley-Smith. The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, 4th and Guadalupe, Carmel. $15; $12/students and seniors. 624-7491 or www.unicorntheatreinc.org. Ends 12/12.
| theater now
Beauty and the Beast Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Ramie Wikdahl’s enormously popular take on this children’s classic is a feat of highly enjoyable theater magic. SRO Theatre, Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont, Monterey. $15; $12/ages 16-22; $9/ages 6-15. 646-4213. Ends 11/21.
Meadow Muffin Mafia Fri-Sat 8pm. Western vaudeville hijinks from the Barbary Players. A villain, Osama Bendover, rolls into the town of Meadow Muffin and disrupts life for the colorful community. Barbary Coast Theater, 320 Hoffman Ave., Monterey. $14; $13/seniors; $8/students; $6/active military. 655-4992. Ends 12/18.
Tartuffe Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. A falsely pious con man attempts to take over a man’s household by stealing his finances, slandering him to the king, marrying his daughter, and fornicating with his wife. $17; $14/seniors, students and military. The Studio Theater, Hartnell College Performing Arts Center, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6816 or www.westernstage.com. Ends 11/20.
Two One Acts Fri-Sat 8pm; Sun 2:30pm. Anton Chekhov’s The Marriage Proposal is about a 35-year-old hypochondriac’s beleaguered attempt to propose to the debutante next door. In George Bernard Shaw’s Village Wooing, an educated travel writer who would just like to work in solitude meets a chatty phone operator with a mission to marry him. $16; $12/students, seniors and military; $6/children 12 and under. Indoor Forest Theatre, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. 624-1531 or www.cetstaffplayers.org. Ends 11/21.
MPC Theater Company MPC is casting for roles in Noises Off; The Magician’s Nephew, and The Velveteen Rabbit. 1-4pm, 12/11 and 12/13. Monterey Peninsula College. Contact Gary Bolen at 646-4085 or email@example.com.
PacRep Theatre PacRep will be casting for roles in M. Butterfly; Stones in his Pockets, and Retreat from Moscow. Prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed three minutes. 12/11 and 12/13. Golden Bough Playhouse, Monte Verde between 8th and 9th, Carmel. 622-0100 or 622-0700.
The Wharf Theater The Wharf Theater is casting for Cabaret. 7:30pm, 12/12 and 12/13. 649-2332.