While this weekend is one of the few of the year where there are practically NO theater’s running, NEXT weekend things start heating up for a busy late April and May.
A Shot in the Dark Closes
First, though, closing this weekend is A Shot in the Dark at Good Company Players, which Donald Munro calls a “clever, engaging, extremely well-acted murder romp” in The Munro Review. Only two performances remain as of this writing: Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m.
Next week things get cooking however, with three openings in Fresno and Visalia areas:
THE ADAM BOMB AT FRESNO PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
The Adam Bomb is a world premiere solo acoustic musical written and performed by Fresno Pacific University’s new theater professor Mark Tyler Miller.
A modern look at Adam and Eve (and a guy named Tim…) after Eden as they try to navigate a world which is all their fault, the play explores consequence, loss, blame, sin, and the question of “where is God?” The show is directed by Emily Wold, and designed by Shannon Brewington.
Not recommended for children under 13.
April 25-27 at 7pm and April 28 at 2pm. Only one weekend.
In North Hall 123 (Seminary Chapel on the corner of Butler and Chestnut) at Fresno Pacific University
THREE MUSKETEERS AT COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS
An adaptation of the novel by Alexandre Dumas, this Three Musketeers was taken out of the drawer and dusted off by theater professor Chris Mangels who originally adapted the story when he was, perhaps, twenty years old? Over the ensuing years, Mangels has become known for his ambitious adaptations of literature at C.O.S. and always endeavors to deliver sweeping adventure and high drama to audiences, young and old alike. This production is rated PG for mature themes and runs 2 hrs and 15 minutes (with the intermission) so keep that in mind if you plan a family outing to the show.
April 26 – May 5 at College of the Sequoias Theater, Visalia.
Tickets and Info: https://cos.ticketleap.com/the-three-musketeers/dates
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS AT GOOD COMPANY PLAYERS
Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play about the life of a Polish-Jewish teenager named Eugene in Brooklyn during the Great Depression. A classic staple of community theater since the 1980s, the play practically defines the “coming-of-age” story as Eugene grapples with puberty, sexual awakening, family and his search for identity in a humorous way.
April 25 – June 26th at the 2nd Space Theatre in Fresno.
Tickets and Info: https://gcplayers.com/gcp-shows/brighton-beach-memoirs/