A very busy opening weekend, especially for August: This is the only weekend for the Cornerstone Theater production, Jason in Eureka at the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park, with a cast of around 35, mostly from the North Coast. This site-specific production runs August 6, 7 and 8th with an 8:30 start, but the audience is asked to assemble by 8.
Ferndale Rep opens the Gothic musical thriller Jekyll and Hyde, based on the famous Robert Louis Stevenson story, tonight. The run of weekends includes four Sunday matinees, and ends with one on August 30. Information and reservations: 786-5483.
Redwood Curtain presents Fiction by Steven Dietz, a contemporary drama about a couple sharing more secrets than maybe they should, at the Arcata Playhouse on August 7, with weekend performances through August 22, including a matinee on Sunday the 16th. 443-7688.
Also on Friday, the Humboldt Light Opera opens Light on the Piazza, directed by Jean Bazemore, at the Van Duzer Theatre on the HSU campus, at 7:30 pm. It runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sunday at 2 pm until August 22.