Thursday, July 15, 2004
Soldado Razo Opens Thurs at 8pm, continues Thurs-Sat 8pm and Sun 3pm. Narrated by La Muerte (Death), Soldado Razo tells the story of Johnny Rodriguez, a young man spending his last days with his family before leaving for war. Written by Luis Valdez in 1968, this late edition to El Teatro Campesino’s vintage one-acts complements both Dark Root of a Scream and Dos Vatos. El Teatro Campesino, 705 Fourth St., San Juan Bautista. $12/adults; $10/students and seniors; $8/children under 12. 623-2445 or www.elteatrocampesino.com.
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Cripple of Inishmaan Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Cripple Billy is an outcast living on an island of eccentrics. 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.
Dark Root of A Scream/Dos Vatos Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Two vintage one acts: Dark Root of A Scream by Luis Valdez, and Dos Vatos by Ernie Palomino and Ricardo Duran. Three-week engagement. Dark Root examines the motives that propel young Chicanos to fight on the front lines of war and the subsequent effects on their immediate families and communities. Dos Vatos is a hilarious depiction of two common house flies in their quest to find sustenance and freedom in the violently oppressive environment of a young woman’s studio apartment. $12/adults, $10/students & seniors, $8/children under 12. El Teatro Campesino, 705 Fourth St., San Juan Bautista. 623-2444, or www.elteatrocampesino.com. Ends 7/25.
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.
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.
The Sound of Music Thurs-Sat 8pm. Rodgers & 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.