Marooned on trash island
Just in time for the rainy season, The Actors Workshop of Sacramento stages The Tempest—a Shakespeare classic that opens with a sailing ship breaking up in a howling storm. In this version, they wash up on “trash island,” choked with plastic junk deposited by the waves. The cast includes veterans Ed Claudio and Tygar Hicks (once Claudio’s acting student, now a New York professional). The production runs through October 8. 8 p.m. Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16; 2 p.m. zSunday, September 17. $20. California Stage, 2509 R Street; (916) 501-6104; www.actinsac.com.