Burnt Fields

Rated 4.0

The only drawback to Lambda Players’ latest production, Burnt Fields, is an overdesigned set. Set in a graveyard in Burnt Fields, Miss., at the turn of the last century, the play, written by Jimmy Cliff George and Kurt Gregory VanDover addresses issues of race, sexuality, identity and religious bigotry through the people who live and die in this small town. Masterful performances include Cameron Johnson as the ghost of a slave and Jackie Schultz’s dual roles as an aging belle and the mother of her younger self. The three young lovers, played by Tygar Hicks, Chad Jayson and Anthony Andrews, are appropriately innocent and self-centered. Lambda Players at The Studio Theatre, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. April 13 and 20; $16.50.
The Studio Theatre, 1028 R Street; (916) 444-8229, www.lambdaplayers.com. Through April 19.