She ain’t your everyday aunt

Dear Auntie, do I detect a bit of a 5 o’clock shadow?

Dear Auntie, do I detect a bit of a 5 o’clock shadow?

Photo By bruce clarke

West Sacramento Community Theater

920 Westacre Rd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Yolo High Scool

(916) 491-1085

Rated 4.0

There’s a reason some classics stick around; it’s because they’re funny. City Theatre brings such a classic to its stage with Brandon Thomas’ Charley’s Aunt, directed by Kim McCann-Lawson. The madcap, farcical adventures of Jack (Robert Salls), Charley (Vernon Lewis), and Lord Fancourt Babberly (Anthony M. Person) spin across a gorgeous late-19th Century set. The story includes cross-dressing, mistaken identities and cautious caretakers, and the presentation doesn’t disappoint. While the posh accents leave something to be desired, timing and cast unity make up for it as each character performs admirably with excellent material. Jack’s love interest, Kitty (Elizabeth Holzmann), can’t help but hit every timing cue perfectly, and Jack’s father Sir Francis (George Sanford) gives the audience its money’s worth.

Charley’s Aunt; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; $12-$15. City Theatre at the West Sacramento Community Center Black Box Theatre, 1075 W. Capitol Avenue; (916) 558-2228. Through May 8.