Black Comedy opens at the Alcazar April 5th

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Phone: 8056846380


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Date & Time

Fri, Apr 12 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sat, Apr 13 7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sun, Apr 14 3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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4916 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

The laughter begins when the lights go out!

“Black Comedy,” a unique one act farcical comedy written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Jordana Lawrence, will be performed at the Alcazar Theatre in Carpinteria from April 5 through April 14, 2019.

The play takes place in London in 1965, where lovesick and desperate sculptor, Brindsley Miller, has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte to impress his fiancee’s pompous father. Unfortunately, Brindsley has “borrowed” his new décor from the absent antique collector next door. When his neighbor returns, just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness, Brindsley is revealed. What follows is a range of unexpected guests, errant phone cords and other snares which impede Brindsley’s frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

The title is actually a pun, and the reversed lighting of the stage – and audience – are all part of the fun.

The cast features Todd Bollinger as Brindsley, as well as Kymberlee Weil, Claudia Kashin, Van Riker, Marlene Matosian, Melinda Yohe, Paige Sleep and Stuart Orenstein.

The Alcazar Theatre opened on April 27, 1928.  Through the ensuing 90+ years, the Alcazar changed hands and names several times, and for the past decade was known as the Plaza Playhouse Theater. It is now back to its original namesake (and is being gradually restored to its original glory). The theatre serves as a center of arts and entertainment for the entire Carpinteria Valley community.

Performance dates and times:

April 5, 7:30pm

April 6, 7:30pm

April 7, 3:00pm

April 12, 7:30pm

April 13, 7:30pm

April 14. 3:00pm

Tickets ($15 general and $12 for seniors/students) can be purchased online at, or at the door 30 minutes prior to show times.

The Alcazar Theatre is located at 4916 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013.

For more information, please visit www.thealcazar.comor call 805-684-6380.


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