Much Ado About
Nothing A PCPA Theaterfest presentation. Through
Sun., Sept. 17, Solvang Festival Theatre, 922-8313.
Dames at Sea A PCPA musical satire
spoofing the Busby Berkeley films of the 1930s. Through Sat.,
Sept. 16, Marian Theatre, Santa Maria; Fri., Sept. 22 - Sun., Oct.
8 (Fri., Sat., and Thu., 8pm; Sat., Sun., and Wed., 2pm). Solvang
Festival Theatre, 922-8313.
Relative Values Noel Coward’s 1950s
comedy of manners provides mealtime entertainment. Fri., Sept.
15 - Sun., Oct. 29, Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre, 967-1962.
The Shape of Things The
brand-spanking-new Loose Affiliation of Artists presents this play
by Neil LaBute, directed by Sara Martinovich. Thu., Sept.
28 - Sat., Sept. 30 and Thu., Oct. 5 - Sat., Oct. 7, 8pm, Center
Stage Theater, 963-0408.
Betrayal Ensemble Theatre Company
presents the play by Nobel laureate writer Harold Pinter. Fri.,
Sept. 29 - Sun., Oct. 22 (Tue. - Sat., 8pm; Sun., 2 and 7pm).
Alhecama Theatre, 962-8606.
Man of La Mancha Ventura’s Rubicon
Theatre Company performs Man of La Mancha. Thu., Oct. 5 - Sun.,
Oct. 29, times vary, Rubicon Theatre, 667-2900.
Peony Pavilion Suzhou Kun Opera
Theatre of Jiangsu brings to life the epic Chinese love story Peony
Pavilion. Fri., Oct. 6 and Sat., Oct. 7, 7pm; Sun., Oct. 8,
2pm, Lobero Theatre, 893-3535.
Lit Moon Shakespeare Fest Between
October 12 and 22, Santa Barbara’s Lit Moon World Shakespeare
Festival explodes with Shakespeare productions. Lit Moon Theater
Company presents Hamlet at Westmont College’s Porter Theatre. The
Theatre Artists Group performs the rarely produced Timon of Athens
at UCSB’s Hatlen Theatre, and Montreal’s Canis Tempus theater
company puts a twist on tradition with Juliet and Romeo at the
Lobero Theatre. In collaboration with Westmont College, Lit Moon
presents King Richard II at Trinity Episcopal Church. Teatr
Modjeska of Poland uses the Lobero stage in unconventional ways in
their production of Othello, and Bulgaria’s State Puppet Theater of
Bourgas presents As You Like It at Center Stage Theater. Center
Stage will also provide an intimate setting for Lit Moon’s own
Tempest. All tickets are available through the Lobero Box
Office, 963-0761 or lobero.com.
Romeo and Juliet Bulgarian National
Theatre’s award-winning director Lilia Abadjieva is known for her
radical reinterpretations of Shakespeare; this rendition of Romeo
and Juliet is played by an all-male cast to a rock ’n’ roll score.
Thu., Oct. 19 and Fri., Oct. 20, 7pm, Lobero Theatre,
The Foreigner Santa Barbara City
College Theatre Group presents the comedy by Larry Shue. Fri.,
Oct. 20 - Sat., Nov. 4, 8pm (Sundays, 2pm), Garvin Theatre,
Forever Plaid Santa Barbara Theatre
opens its second season with Forever Plaid, a musical celebrating
the innocence of the 1950s. Wed., Oct. 25 - Fri., Oct. 27, 8pm;
Sun., Oct. 29, 2pm, Lobero Theatre, 963-7282.
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Genesis
West will open Edward Albee’s play on November 4. Sat., Nov.
4 - Sat., Nov. 18, Center Stage Theater, 963-0408.
The Constant Wife Also from the folks
at Ensemble comes W. Somerset Maugham’s comedy of manners, The
Constant Wife. Fri., Nov. 24 - Sun., Dec. 17 (Tue.-Sat., 8pm;
Sun., 2 and 7pm). Alhecama Theatre, 962-8606.