Short review: Visitors

Rated 4.0

Visitors by playwright Barney Norris is a heart-aching and heartwarming story of a family coping with dawning dementia. Sharp humor and tragic truths combine with Big Idea Theatre’s unflinching four-person cast, making the production uplifting, sentimental and softly sad. Thu 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm. Through 12/15; $12-$18; Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., (916) 960-3036,