Preview: South Pacific at Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra
You may associate the old musical South Pacific—and it’s romance between a white American military officer and a Polynesian woman—with Word War II nostalgia. But remember: During WWII, interracial marriage was still barred under California law, and this thoughtful production is more about white Americans reconsidering their assumptions and their values as they meet (and fall for) prospective mates while living abroad. Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, plus Wed 5/2 7pm, some performances sold out. Through 5/5; $25-$30; Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) at Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street in Nevada City; www.CatsWeb.org.