A Skull in Connemara
You can enjoy A Skull in Connemara as a dark comedy … almost any adult can relish this play’s humorous contrast of the living and the dead, the sacred and the scatological. If you’re a lover of theater, you can also appreciate the playful quality of language that contemporary Irish writer Martin McDonagh brings to the task, along with a mischievous impulse to upend polite society. And if you’re a recovering literature major, you’ll recognize that the two gravediggers reference Hamlet; and that the second act celebrates Synge’s breakthrough Irish comedy from 1907, The Playboy of the Western World. Or you can simply appreciate this show’s strong Equity cast, and Jerry Montoya’s assured direction.
B Street Theatre; 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; $25-$30. 2711 B Street; (916) 443-5300. www.bstreettheatre.org. Through November 18.