Monday, March 16, 2009

Women's Wit Coming to the 3-Penny


Beyond the Proscenium Productions (BPP) presents Women’s Wit, an evening of two original one-act comedies by women playwrights: Does this Show Make my Butt Look Fat by Rocklin playwright Joni Hilton deals with middle-age spread and chocolate and Reasonable Doubt by Sacramento playwright Katie Chapman deals with female archetypes in a game show format and. Women’s Wit, opens Friday, April 3rd and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm until May 3rd, at the Three Penny Playhouse, 1725 25th St. (behind the gray fence at 25th & R Streets), Sacramento CA. Tickets are $15 general admission and $12 students, seniors and SARTA members. Seating is extremely limited so reservations are advised. Please email or call 916-456-1600.

BPP Founder and Artistic Associate Ann Tracy directs Does this Show Make my Butt Look Fat and Artistic Director Nick Avdienko co-directs Reasonable Doubt with playwright Chapman. Cynthia Burdick and Margaret Morneau will share the solo show Does this Show Make my Butt Look Fat. Reasonable Doubt cast members include BPP alumnae Justin Muñoz and Carrie Joyner.

The season ends for BPP with “My Name is Rachel Corrie” edited by Katherine Viner and Alan Rickman. This play based on the journal entries of Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old American crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer while working in Gaza as a “human shield” protesting the razing of Palestinian homes, opens May 15th at the Three Penny Theatre. It is directed by Karen Nylund, who last staged “9 Parts of Desire” last season.