In a Park in Sacramento

Rated 3.0

City Theatre’s second annual Local Playwrights Festival brings together aspiring playwrights, seasoned directors and enthusiastic actors. The eight short, locally written plays that rotate among two evenings all have connections to Sacramento, both in content (all stories are based in Sacramento parks) and production—the novice playwrights, directors and actors all are (or have been) part of Sacramento City College’s theater department. The results are a mixed buffet, from fun to formulaic, sweet to deep, quirky to comedic, “has potential” to “pretty polished.” It’s worth a visit to see the process of play production and check out local talent.
City Theatre, Eight plays in rotation, four each evening. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee on February 2. $10-$15. Art Court Theatre at Sacramento City College, 3835 Freeport Boulevard; (916) 558-2228; Through February 3.