Sappho in Love
The Lambda Players’ production of Sappho in Love disproves fully the old canard about lesbians lacking a sense of humor. The ancient lyric poet Sappho (Kira Volar) is a bit of a playa, and if she doesn’t settle down and marry her girlfriend, she’ll lose her. Enter the goddesses: Aphrodite (Susan Soesbe), ruler of love; Hera (Sandy Richard), goddess of marriage; and Artemis (Kristara Ciccone), celibate goddess of integrity. And it’s impossible to forget Persuasion (the irrepressible and hilarious Bethany Hidden), Aphrodite’s slave. High jinks ensue, with deception, mistaken identity, broken promises and unexpected love offer these women more excitement and laughs than a day on the softball field.
Lambda Players at The Studio Theatre, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; $13-$16.50. 1028 R Street, (916) 444-8229, www.lambdaplayers.com. Through August 9.