Preview: The Iceman Cometh
Eugene O'Neill's monumental drama The Iceman Cometh is getting its first local staging in decades, thanks to Actor's Workshop of Sacramento. Set in a grubby saloon circa 1912, the story features dead-end alcoholics on society's fringe, whose daily drinking routines are upset by a charismatic visitor who challenges their illusions. The play is long, the cast large, the outcome harrowing. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; $18-$20. Wilkerson Theatre, 1721 25th Street; http://actinsac.com/now_showing. Through November 22.