Thursday, July 8, 2004
Panama Root Canal Opens Fri, 8pm, continues 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/show arrangements made for ten or more persons at $23/each. 655-4992. Ends 9/25.
THEATER NOW PLAYING
Cripple of Inishmaan Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Cripple Billy is an outcast living on an island of eccentrics. Abandoned by his parents and raised by two quirky aunts, he is itching to escape. So, when a Hollywood movie crew comes to his small village to film the documentary “Man of Aran,” Billy seizes his opportunity. $17/general, $14/subscribers. Studio Theater, Hartnell College Performing Arts Center. 755-6816 or www.WesternStage.com. Ends 7/18.
I Hate Hamlet Fri-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. A television actor moves to New York and is offered the part of Hamlet on Broadway—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. “As self-proclaimed ‘actor, seducer, legend, corpse’ John Barrymore, Boynton struts about with the air of a likeable, half-drunk cad wearing black tights and Errol Flynn hair.” (Weekly, 6/24). $22/general, $18/members, seniors, students, military. Magic Circle Center, 8 El Caminito, Carmel Valley Village. 659-1108. Ends 7/18.
My Fair Lady 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 musicalization 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.
The Sound of Music Thurs-Sat 8pm. Rodger & Hammerstein’s classic, award-winning musical about a woman who leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a widowed Naval officer. Outdoor Forest Theater, corner of Mountain View and Santa Rita in Carmel. 626-1681 or www.Ticketguys.com. Ends 7/24.You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. The ironic, irascible and indelible “Peanuts” characters created by Charles Schultz come to life in Laura Akard’s revised version of the family-friendly musical. $15 advance and $25 the day of the peformance. Internet special of $13 in advance. Morgan Stock Stage at Monterey Peninsula College. 646-4212 or www.Ticketguys.com. Ends 7/11.