The Golden State
This irreverent play “reinvents” Molière's 1668 classic The Miser, spicing the bawdiness with gay and straight relationships, references to cocaine, immigration, deportation and blazing summer wildfires threatening expensive homes. Playwright Lauren Wilson (who's trained as a circus performer and lives in Humboldt County) transfers the story to Southern California, land of palm trees and rampant materialism, where it seems everyone is on the make. It's a well-executed rowdy romp (replete with wild accents), and some of the jabbing social satire has a sharp political edge. F, Sa 8pm. Through 9/6. $12-$17.50. Main Street Theatre Works at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, 1127 N. Main Street in Jackson; (209) 295-4499; www.mstw.org. J.H.