Preview: The Black Rider at Green Valley Theatre Company
Shake together the compelling collaborative cocktail of Beat Poet William S. Burroughs, eccentric singer/songwriter Tom Waits and creative theater director Robert Wilson. Add the classic German deal-with-the-devil folktale Der Freischütz to the mixture, and you get the avant-garde musical The Black Rider, now being staged by Green Valley Theatre Company at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Simple tale of a nerdy clerk in love with forester’s daughter who must prove his marksmanship before dad will approve of the marriage. Westiminster is a temporary location for Green Valley while they work on their new permanent theater space in West Sacramento. Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm. Through 8/25; $18; Westminster Presbyterian Church Hall, 1300 N Street; greenvalleytheatre.com.