Preview: Ground and Field Theatre Festival at UC Davis

Shelby Wulfert of <i>Liv and Maddie</i> fame will hit the stage in <i>RANKED, a new musical.</i>

Shelby Wulfert of Liv and Maddie fame will hit the stage in RANKED, a new musical.

Photo courtesy of Nate Reinders

Hit the ground running and tear up the field at UC Davis’ Ground and Field Theatre Festival. Now in its third year, the festival is a place for artists and audience members to engage with the development of new plays, from table readings to book-in-hand performances to full-stage productions. This year will feature seven works in various stages, including full-stage productions of RANKED, a new musical, the story of one high school’s cutthroat grading system, and Fat Kid Rules the World, a punk rock musical based on the novel by K. L. Going. Thu, 9/12, 7pm; Sat, 9/14, 7pm; Mon, 9/16, 7pm; Through 10/5; name your price; UC Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis; (916) 995-5464;