Acme Theatre Company opens its 34th season with a production of Laura Schellhardt’s “The K of D.” Directed by Maddy Ryen, the show runs Jan. 3-12 at the Pamela Trokanski Dance Workshop, 2720 Del Rio Place.
Part urban legend, part dark comedy, “The K of D” is set in a small town in Ohio during one hot, sticky summer as a pack of teenagers (played by Aaron Hirst, Jake Kelly, Meili Monk, Tina Simpson and Cole Yambrovich) try to make sense of a local boy’s death.
The truth, as told by a former member of the pack (Callie Miller), is that 12-year-old Jamie was hit by a car and gave his twin sister Charlotte (Camila Ortiz) a kiss before dying in her arms. The growing legend is that everything Charlotte kisses from that moment forward also dies.
“The K of D” slips between the psychological and the supernatural to explore grief, revenge and the healing power of storytelling. The cast also includes William Forkin, Sydney Maguire, Alice Moylan, Kenya Oto and Brian Stewart.
The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, Jan. 3-4 and 10-11, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 5 and 12.
Advance tickets are $12 general and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets may be reserved at firstname.lastname@example.org or purchased at thekofd.brownpapertickets.com (a service fee applies). Tickets at the door will be $14 general and $12 for students/seniors.
For more information, visit www.acmetheatre.net or call 530-867-4273.