Burbs gettin’ edgy with it

River Stage

8401 Center Pkwy.
Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 691-7364

Royer Park

190 Park Dr.
Roseville, CA 95678

(916) 774-5242

Just when I’m positive that the grid has a monopoly on edgy theater, the outlying countryside has to go and prove me wrong. For example, this weekend, Roseville City Production Dynamics opens Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika (Royer Park Children’s Art Center, 8 p.m., $7, <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">{ document.write(String.fromCharCode(60,97,32,104,114,101,102,61,34,109,97,105,108,116,111,58,100,105,114,101,99,116,100,97,118,105,100,98,108,117,101,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109,34,62,100,105,114,101,99,116,100,97,118,105,100,98,108,117,101,64,103,109,97,105,108,46,99,111,109,60,47,97,62)) } </script>), and given that its production of the first part was dynamite, it’s a don’t-miss show. Down at the River Stage on the Cosumnes River College campus, so far south it’s almost in Elk Grove, the last Playwright’s Festival of New Works under the direction of theater legend Frank Condon kicks off this weekend with Confessions of a Pulpiteer by Lee Boek, and follows next weekend with The Little Mermaid Is Not for Children by Alina Trowbridge (River Stage, 8401 Center Parkway; 8 p.m., $5-$7, (916) 691-7364). Condon is retiring, so these plays are the last productions at the venerable River Stage.