Tuesday, February 12, 2013

This North Coast Weekend

Dell'Arte International second years present Contents Under Pressure: A Night of Adaptations Thursday (Feb.14) through Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Carlo. The Dell'Artisans adapt a poem by Shel Silverstein ("The Devil and Billy Markham"), a short story by The Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum ("A Box of Robbers") and a story by the inimitable Kurt Vonnegut ("Welcome to the Monkey House.") Themes and treatment include sexually explicit stuff, so no adults, please. It's pay what you will and if all that isn't enough, there's a Valentine's Day Drink Special, a potent brew called "Love Potion #9." Reservations: 707 668-5663 ext. 20, www.dellarte.com. 

 Redwood Curtain opens their new season with The Pittman Painters, a play about a group of British miners who become art world sensations, by Lee Hall. Co-directed by Peggy Metzger and James Hitchcock, it features Craig Benson, Gary Sommers, Lincoln Mitchell, Jerry Nusbaum, Cassandra Hesseltine, JM Wilkerson, Joseph Hunt and Lillian Damron. Previews are Thursday and Friday (Feb. 14 & 15), with official opening night on Saturday at 8 p.m. Performances continue weekends through March 9 boxoffice@redwoodcurtain.com or call 443-7688.

 This is the final weekend for Songs for a New World at Ferndale Rep. Reservations: 1-800-838-3006 or 786-5483.

 Also the final weekend for American Buffalo at North Coast Rep. Reservations: 442-6278. www.ncrt.net.

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