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Fall theater preview

<br> <i>Dog Sees God</i>


Dog Sees God

Fall theater preview After spending a lovely and inspiring cool summer evening in the orchards experiencing the Butcher Shop reunion show (and getting a chance to hug a couple dozen visiting old-school friends), Arts DEVO is juiced for the insanely busy months of theater coming up. Get out your calendars …

September

• 9/10-9/27: The Trip to Bountiful. Theatre on the Ridge.

• 9/11-9/26: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. Joss Whedon’s (Buffy, Dollhouse) short film-turned-stage musical. Blue Room.

• 9/11-10/10: Guys and Dolls. Chico Theater Co.

• 9/17-9/26: Some Girls. A stylish, modern relationship drama written by film writer/director Neil LaBute (Your Friends & Neighbors, Nurse Betty). Rogue Theatre at 1078 Gallery.

• 9/17-10/3: Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Charlie Brown and the gang face the perils of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll. Blue Room.

• 9/18-10/4: The Odd Couple—Female Version. Birdcage Theatre.

• 9/30-10/4: The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Strippers, huffers and various white-trash characters sing their hearts out in the trailer park. School of the Arts, Wismer Theatre, Chico State.

October

• 10/1-10/17: Reservoir Dolls. Tarantino’s classic with an all-female cast. Blue Room.

• 10/1-10/31: Rocky Horror Show Live. The seventh (and final) year of the Cabaret’s annual Rocky extravaganza. Dedicated to the memory of Lars Logan. Chico Cabaret.

<br /> …the musical

• 10/22-10/31: The Haunting Interactive Experience. Halloween haunted house. Blue Room.

• 10/28-11/1: Shakespeare’s As You Like It. School of the Arts, Harlen Adams Theatre, Chico State.

• 10/30-11/15: Eleemosynary. Definition: “of or pertaining to alms; charitable.” Birdcage Theatre.

November

• 11/5-11/21: Johnny Got His Gun. Stage adaptation of Dalton Trumbo’s novel about a soldier who loses his arms, legs and face in an explosion. Blue Room.

• 11/5-12/6: Gilligan’s Island: The Musical. Theatre on the Ridge.

• 11/6-11/15: Into the Woods Jr. Rising Stars youth theater group production. Chico Theater Co.

• 11/5-11/15: Rent. Butte College and its new state-of-the-art theater beats Chico State’s theater department to the punch with the popular contemporary musical. Arts Building, Butte College.

• 11/12-11/15: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Featuring Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud and Satan. School of the Arts, Wismer Theatre, Chico State.

• 11/19-12/19: Holiday Burlesque & Vaudeville Show. Chico Cabaret.

December

• 12/3-12/12: The Seafarer. Christmas Eve drama by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. Rogue Theatre at 1078 Gallery.

• 12/4-12/19: It’s a Wonderful Life. Chico Theater Co.

• 12/4-12/20: Cliff’s End. Ghost tale adapted from Dorothy Macardle’s book The Uninvited. Birdcage Theatre.

New blood For the last couple of weeks the other desk in the CN&R’s arts-central office has been ruled by its third new calendar editor in less than a year! Thankfully, she does rule (please stay—please, please, please), so I want you all to be on your best behavior and join me in welcoming Stacey Kennelly to the CN&R crew. Stacey has tons of experience writing and editing for Chico State’s Orion and the Chico Enterprise Record and will be contributing features and other writing in addition to keeping Chico’s trusty calendar up to date. So, help a brother out—send Stacey notes of praise and encouragement (<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">{ document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,97,32,104,114,101,102,61,34,109,97,105,108,116,111,58,115,116,97,99,101,121,107,64,110,101,119,115,114,101,118,105,101,119,46,99,111,109,34,62,115,116,97,99,101,121,107,64,110,101,119,115,114,101,118,105,101,119,46,99,111,109,60,47,97,62)) } </script>). If she leaves and I have to do the calendar again, you will be looking at the same calendar listing over and over: “All work and no play makes Arts DEVO a clinically depressed boy.”