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Acme opens two plays for a summer run

Margaret Starbuck and Millisant George star as blind queens with Emmett Barnes and Nick Mead as their princes in the Acme Theatre Company's production of "The Secret in the Wings." Wayne Tilcock/Enterprise photo

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July 26, 2011 |

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What: Acme Theatre Company’s productions of “Shane of Third Street” and “The Secret in the Wings”

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6, 12-14, 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 13

Where: Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

Tickets: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 for students, available at door

Acme Theatre Company will open its production of “Shane of Third Street” by Briandaniel Oglesby and “The Secret in the Wings” by Mary Zimmerman on Friday, Aug. 5.

The plays will be presented at 7 p.m. Aug. 5-6 and 12-14 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 13. All performances will be at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

Acme Theatre Company was founded in 1981 by retired Davis High School English teacher David Burmester to allow teenagers more opportunities to exercise their creativity onstage and off. For the past 30 years, Acme has engaged several thousand young people in the process of creating “serious theater, for the fun of it.”

Directed by Ryan Lagerstrom, “Shane of Third Street,” takes the audience on an adventure as the young, gallant Shane dreams of competing in the Bakersfield Renaissance Pleasure Faire tournament when Otis, a local bully, interrupts his training.

Otis begs Shane to help in hunting a dinosaur roaming the alleyways. Oglesby, an Acme alum, weaves a tale of valor and camaraderie that blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

Directed by Emily Henderson and Maddy Ryen, “The Secret in the Wings,” follows a young girl, Heidi, who knows that her next-door neighbor, Mr. Fitzpatrick, is an ogre with a tail — and a tale to tell.

Out of the shadows unfolds a collage of fairy tales, with a princess who never laughs, brothers who turn into swans, and snakes that can resurrect the dead.

Intertwining text, music and movement, Zimmerman explores the stories that parents and children tell each other and all that can happen after “Once upon a time…”

Audience advisory: This production contains mature themes and adult language. It is intended for ages 13 and older.

Tickets are available at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater box office 45 minutes before curtain time. Prices are $12 general, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. The 2 p.m. matinée Saturday, Aug. 13, is a pay-what-you-can performance.

Die-hard fans can purchase a run-of-the-show pass for $65 general or $45 for students and seniors. And students enrolled in Acme’s summer drama classes receive a $1 discount on up to four tickets.

For more information, visit http://www.acmetheatre.net.

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