THE UGLY ONE, B SKETCHY Improv and More Set for B Street Theatre's Early Summer Line-Up 2012
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by BWW News Desk
The B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, has announced the opening show for the 2012/2013 Mainstage Season and offer a special summer engagement of Improv and Sketch Comedy.
Looks & Money
The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade: Are people defined by the way they look? Unfortunately for Lette, the answer is a resounding 'yes'. A geeky engineer gradually loses his sense of self when the miracle of plastic surgery turns him into a modern day Romeo.
After Lette gains his newfound handsomeness, the world is his oyster, with women and opportunities falling at his feet. That is, until the surgeon starts duplicating his work on others. The true meaning of identity is questioned in this comedy where face value gets a whole new meaning.
The New Tenant by Eugene Ionesco, translated by Donald Watson: More than laughs abound in B Street's revival of Eugene Ionesco's absurdist gem The New Tenant. Ionesco turns our cluttered, super-sized world inside-out.
Cast: Peter Story, Jason Kuykendall, Stephanie McVay & Greg Alexander
This series runs June 24 – August 5, 2012 according to the following schedule: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. PREVIEW: 5 p.m. June 23 & 2 p.m. June 24; preview tickets $15*. Opening is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012
B Street Theatre Mainstage, is located at 2711 B St., Sacramento, Calif.
'B' Sketchy – Summer Improv & Sketch Comedy at B Street Theatre
No two nights are the same in this interactive audience experience at B Street Theatre. Be prepared to laugh as our company members interpret your suggestions into wacky scenes. Combined with sketches written by the B Street company members, the evening will keep you chuckling as you enjoy beverages from the bar.
'B' Sketchy runs July 7 – July 28, 2012, according to the following schedule: 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7 p.m. Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays. PREVIEW: 7p.m. Thursday, July 5th & 7p.m. Friday, July 6th; Preview Tickets $10*. OPENING: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 7th, 2012
The show plays the B Street Theatre B3 Stage, located at 2727 B St., Sacramento, Calif., and runs approximately two hours. COST: $15*, $5 Student Rush, $10* Preview tickets. For information, call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.
B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.
B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour program. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.
Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training.
B Street Theatre has produced more than 250 professional productions since 1986. The mission of B Street Theatre is to promote education and literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting.
More information at www.bstreettheatre.org.