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Claire Rigsby and John Lamb star in "The Three Musketeers," part of B Street Theatre's Family Series. The play's final weekend is Saturday and Sunday.

Sacramento Live: 'Three Musketeers' near end of run at B Street

Published: Thursday, May. 30, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 11TICKET
Last Modified: Friday, May. 31, 2013 - 6:42 am

The B Street Theatre's Family Series presents Dana Friedman's clever world-premiere adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" for one last weekend.

The lean, lively production greatly benefits from the casting of three talented veteran B Street company members: John Lamb as D'Artagnan, Greg Alexander as Athos and Rick Kleber as both good guy Porthos and bad guy Cardinal Richelieu. The cast also includes Claire Rigsby as the mysterious Milady de Winter, Sarah Clancy as Constance and Josiah Correll as Aramis.

Dumas' adventure set in 17th century Paris has been a consistently popular show with audiences for more than 150 years. Buck Busfield and Anna Rose MacArthur co-direct this laugh-filled romp at 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the B Street Theatre B3 Stage, 2727 B St., Sacramento.

Recommended for children ages 5 and up. Tickets are $18 to $27.

Information: (916) 443-5300 or www.bstreettheatre.org.


Two men in a room

Playwright Jeff Barron seems to have struck a universal chord with his 1996 play "Visiting Mr. Green." The comedy-drama about two disparate men has had more than 300 productions in 37 countries and has been translated into 22 languages.

The straightforward story involves a 29-year-old corporate executive who has to serve six months of community service helping an 86-year-old recent widower whom he nearly ran down with his car. At first the two men want nothing to do with each other, but the relationship changes. Janelle Kauffman directs for the Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom with performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through June 16.

717 Sutter St., Folsom. Tickets are $15-$23.

Information: (916) 353-1001 or www.sutterstreettheatre.com.


Freedom riders

Writer Pearl Cleage ("Flyin' West" and "Blues for an Alabama Sky") has crafted a major career out of detailing personal elements of the 20th century African American experience.

Her 2006 play "Bourbon at the Border" tells the story of two people who went to Mississippi in 1964 for the "Freedom Summer" voter- registration drive.

Decades after the violence of that summer, Charlie and May are still trying to reconcile the traumatic experiences they went through.

The new Celebration Arts production features Brooklynn Solomon, Andre Ramey, Deadra LaShawn and Cameron Johnson.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through June 30. No performance June 8.

Tickets are $13 to $15. Thursday nights all seats are $8. Available online at mycommunityevents.com.

At the Celebration Arts theater, 4469 D St., Sacramento. Reservations and information: (916) 455-2787.


Reading and writing

916 Ink hosts a reading and book signing for its latest young-author publication "Breath and Bones: Hormones, Scars and Tests on Friday." The reception and reading take place 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at B Street Theatre, 2711 B St., Sacramento.

You can support the program by purchasing a book and having it signed by the authors at the event. 916 Ink is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that promotes literacy and creativity in youths by offering publishing opportunities and writing workshops in libraries, schools and community organizations.

"Breath and Bones" and other books are available online at 916ink.org.

Call The Bee's Marcus Crowder, (916) 321-1120. Follow him on Twitter: @marcuscrowder.

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