A forkful of theatre
One project is familiar. In 2014, B Street enjoyed a late summer hit with plain-spoken Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s The Ladies Foursome, making a revival inevitable. The play involves four women (longtime friends with “life experience”). Reviewer Bev Sykes recalls that “they discuss life, love, men, sex, and careers” as they “navigate the ups-and-downs of life (while) on the links.” The cast includes two 2014 carryovers—Amy Kelly and Tara Sissom—joined this time by Rebecca Dines and Tate Hanyok. Tue 6:30pm, Wed 2pm & 6:30pm, Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 5pm & 9pm, Sun 2pm. Through July 22; $27-$39.
Seeking something new? B Street is holding a New Comedies Festival in a studio space upstairs at The Sofia, June 28-July 1. One script gets a full production at B Street in 2019. The contenders: more better beautiful by Robert Caisley, involving identical twins, lies and truth (Thu 6/28 9pm, Sun 7/1 2pm). Small Steps by Davis-born playwright Brian Oglesby, about a lonely earthling who is the first human to visit Mars (6/29 9pm, 6/30 5pm). The Forever Question by Jim Christy, about a couple deciding whether or not to have a second child (Fri 6/29 5pm, Sat 6/30 9pm). And Baby Cakes by Leila Teitelman, about a woman participating in a local support group for mothers (Thu 6/28 5pm, Sat 6/30 2pm). $12 ($40 for all four plays); (916) 443-5300; bstreettheatre.org.