Thursday, May 20, 2004
Theater Now Playing
Fatthumb of the Opry Fri-Sat 8pm. A pseudo-19th-century melocomedy starring Barbara Stripesand, 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.
MPC Festival of Shorts MPC’s Portable Theater company presents two weekends of short productions: Sat-Sun at 5pm, Fractured Fairy Tales (Rumpelstiltskin, Cutie and the Beast and The Frog Prince), $5/general, $1/15 and under; a 45-minute version of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Sat 6pm, $5/general; and Page to Stage, staged readings of seven original short plays (strong language, not suitable for children), Thurs-Fri 6pm, $8/advance, $10/door. SRO/Studio Theater at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4213. Ends 5/23.
Our Town Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning look at small-town Americana, set in the mythical community of Grovers Corner. $17/general. Studio Theater at the Western Stage, Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Ave., Salinas. 755-6816. Ends 6/6.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead Thurs 7pm, Fri-Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm. Minor characters in Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet’s servants Rosencrantz and Guildenstern bumble and wisecrack their way through Elsinore. “Peter DeBono’s whip smart production of this Tom Stoppard classic may simply be my favorite play…In the title roles, Justin Gordon and Tim Hart are sensational.” (Weekly, 5/13). $25/general, $20/seniors, $15/students, $5/kids under 15. Main Stage at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St., Monterey. 646-4213 or www.ticketguys.com. Ends 5/23.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Fri-Sat 7pm. The classic fairy tale comes to life through ARIEL Theatrical’s cast of 19, including Betsy Andrade as the Queen. Wilson Children’s Theater, 320 Main St., Salinas. $8/adults, $5/kids under 12. 775-0976. Ends 5/22.
The Intellectual Ladies Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm. Moliere’s 17th-century comedy pits husband against wife as they attempt to choose their daughter’s groom. “The entire cast is to be applauded for pulling off this challenging piece with grace, humor and comedic timing.” (Weekly, 5/06) $16/general, $12/students, seniors, military, $6/children. Indoor Forest Theater, Santa Rita and Mountain View, Carmel. 624-1531 or www.ticketguys.com. Ends 5/23