New productions this week include hard drama with the Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, a paranormal trip back in time with the Theater Company of Lafayette, and a cabaret-style musical at the Garner Galleria. Here’s where to grab tickets and go for a theatrical ride.
BETC, The Few
Dairy Center for the Arts
October 22 through November 15
7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays
4 p.m. Sundays
7:30 p.m. Monday, November 2
2 p.m. Saturday, November 7
Tickets: $16 to $27
In BETC’s regional premiere of Samuel Hunter’s The Few, protagonist Bryan — who dropped off the map to start a newspaper for truckers — tries to pick up the pieces of his former life after four years on the road, but finds it’s not so easy. The show opens Thursday, October 22, for two nights of previews and runs through mid-November. To add to the theater-going experience, BETC offers a playdate performance (featuring special activities for the little ones while parents enjoy the adult fare) on November 8, two-for-one tix on Thursdays and, at every performance with seats remaining, free rush tickets for patrons ages 25 and under that are handed out ten minutes before the show. Learn more about BETC’s audience outreach programming and talkbacks online.
Theater Company of Lafayette, Twilight Zone, Volume X (a parody)!
Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street in Lafayette
October 23 through November 14
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
7:30 p.m. Thursdays, November 5 and 12
2 p.m. Sundays, November 1 and 8
Tickets: $10 to $16
TCL welcomes the spooking season with Twilight Zone, Volume X (a parody)!, the tenth annual installment of its Halloween audience-pleaser, which dramatizes three classic Twilight Zone episodes, and is interspersed with hilarious vintage commercials. Ian Gerber returns in his portrayal of host Rod Serling (Gerber also directs the episode “Walking Distance” this year), and audience members can while away the intermissions vying for prizes during TZ trivia sessions. Come in costume on October 31 to be eligible for a one-night-only raffle.
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Murder for Two
Garner Galleria Theatre
October 27 through February 21
7:30 p.m. daily except Mondays
2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays
Classic cabaret comes to the Garner Galleria in the shape of Murder for Two, a boffo two-man Off-Broadway murder-mystery musical in which one actor plays detective and the other plays everyone else, as well as the piano. Clink your drinks and have a laugh while watching the show.
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