Thursday, June 3, 2004
Theater | Opening
A Bench in the Sun Previews Thurs 8pm, opens Fri 8pm, continues Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Morgan Stock, Edie Karas and Michael Robbins fight the sale of their retirement home in this comedy by Ron Clark, screenwriter for High Anxiety, Silent Movie and Revenge of the Pink Panther. $18/general, $15/students and seniors. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Guadalupe at 4th, Carmel. 626-6796. Ends 6/27.
CET Spring Play Festival Sat-Sun, all day. Children’s Experimental Theater presents two days of free performances by student actors, along with food, drink, and a silent auction. Donations accepted. Indoor Forest Theater, Mountain View at Santa Rita, Carmel, 624-1531. Ends 6/13.
The Complete History of America (abridged) Previews Wed 8pm, opens Thurs 6/10. Yet another incarnation of the “let’s see how much classic lit we can cram into one evening” show that has mangled Shakespeare and the Bible, to hilarious effect, on stages across the English-speaking world. This one is three guys taking on 500 years of American history—really fast. $25/adults, $18/seniors, $12/students, teachers, military, $6/children (preview is half-price). Ends 7/1.
Theater | Now Playing
Evita Thurs-Sun 7:30pm. More than 100 high school students from the tri-county area put on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about Argentinean icon Eva Peron. $15/adults, $8/students. Forest Theater Guild at the Outdoor Forest Theater, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. 626-1681. Ends 6/13.
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 (sold out), Sat 2pm and 7:30pm, Sun 2pm. Reviewed in this issue. $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.
Our Town Thurs-Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm and 8pm, closes Sun 2pm. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning look at life in small-town Americana set in the mythical New England town of Grovers Corner. $17/general. Studio Theater at the Western Stage, Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6816. Ends 6/6.