The first half of this novel play is an intriguing mystery, the second half a fascinating philosophical debate, all centered on the story of a reclusive best-selling African-American author named Libby Price. Celebration Arts takes the well-written script by Thomas Gibbons and adds a talented cast to produce a memorable production of this captivating story. It leaves you with much to ponder about later, including who has the right to a person’s story and who is a legitimate voice of a community of people.
Celebration Arts, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays; $8-$15. 4469 D Street, (916) 455-2787, www.celebrationarts.net. Through August 23.