“It’s Theatre Time Charlie Brown”

15 Apr

picture from http://www.kutheatre.com

It’s Theatre Time Charlie Brown

Who says there’s nothing to do in Bakersfield, Ca?  Bakersfield is full of entertainment, and specifically, community theater entertainment.  With three community theatres, Bakersfield always has a play going on.  Next weekend is the first of two weekends that “The Empty Space” community theatre will be presenting the play, Bert V. Royal play,“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”.  The play opens on Friday, April 19th at 11pm, with additional performances on Sunday, April 20th, Saturday, April 26th, and Sunday, April 27th all at 11pm.

“The Empty Space” is a community theatre made up of volunteer actors.  All the plays at “The Empty Space” are free, but the theatre does encourage donations.

“The Empty Space” website talks about “The play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” written by Bert V. Royal and directed by Michael Pawloski.  The play is about CB who’s dog’s death causes to him to wonder about life after death.  When CB meets an artistic kid, he gets peace of mind.  (www.esonline.org)                                    .

When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that’s both haunting and hopeful.

Do you like improvisational comedy?  Did you love the show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”  “The Empty Space” also shows the improvisational comedy show “Major League Improv” every

Saturday night at 6pm.  “Major League Improv” is on the fly, unrehearsed comedy that is family-friendly and audience-interactive.

You can make reservations for shows at “The Empty Space” at www.esonline.org.  Or call them at 661-327-7529.  “The Empty Space” is located at 706 Oak St. Bakersfield, Ca 93304.  There is always some play showing at “The Empty Space”, or at least the “Major League Improve” comedy show playing.

So, the truth is there are things to do in Bakersfield to keep you and your family entertained.  Bakersfield is not a dull boring town.  It’s a big town with a variety of types of entertainment, especially community theater.  You just have to about what is going on in Bakersfield.



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