There are several great shows taking the stage this weekend - here's the rundown:
- God of Carnage - Arts Resources for the Tri State (ARTS) presents the dark comedy by Yasmina Reza. In this play two married couples come together to discuss an incident involving their two sons. As the story unfolds bigger issues are discovered and we slowly see four adults revert to acting like children. This play is directed by Gene Anthony and will be presented Oct. 20, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for show only and $30 for dinner and show tickets. On Thursday, October 20 only, tickets will be two for $20! Seating is limited for this show.
- Romeo and Juliet - Huntington High School’s Theater Department will perform Shakespeare’s classic tale - with a twist! The play has been adapted into a musical, which will be staged on Oct. 20, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.; with a matinee performance Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and adult tickets are $7. The show will be performed in the Huntington High School Auditorium.
- Dracula - Jenny Wiley Theatre presents and adaptation of the Bram Stoker classic vampire novel by the creator of CBS’s Extant, Mickey Fisher. The play will be presented at the Pikeville Mainstage on Oct. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $22 and $14.
- "Boone" on the Carriage Trail Leaf Walk - Limelight Theatre presents the charm of Charleston's Carriage Trail in the midst of fall foliage. Daniel Boone returns to his family after a long exploration. He’s been gone a long time and seen a lot of things, but nothing compares to returning home. His wife Rebeccah has managed to keep the farm up while he’s been gone but she wants Daniel home with her and the children. James, Israel, and Jemimah have missed their father terribly and are desperate to hear all of the new tales he brings with him this time! His boys are determined to join their father on the next outing – if he lets them! Presented as part of FestivAll on Oct. 23 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Mother Hicks - Alban Theatre presents an evocative story, richly realized through all of the resources of theatre including poetry, character and story. The setting includes various locations in and around Ware, Illinois, in the late spring of 1935 during the Great Depression. This play is about three outsiders - a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy, eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. The tale, told with poetry and sign language, chronicles the journeys of these three to find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time. The play will be presented Oct. 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. at the Alban Theatre in St. Albans.
So get out there and support your community theatre!