Barnyard Theatre will present “Myths and Tales,” a double-feature of original plays by local writers at 7 p.m. Friday in the Pence Gallery courtyard, 212 D St.
The first feature is “Barnyard Animals.” It will retell familiar and unfamiliar ancient myths in interactive and entertaining ways.
At 8 p.m., there will be an encore staging of “Three Lunatics Discussing Philosophy,” written by Kevin Adamski and originally presented as part of UC Davis’ Dead Arts Society. In this play, a man with “Truman Show” syndrome, a girl certain the world is a computer simulation, and a solipsist philosopher debate reality as it collapses around them.
“Myths and Tales” is part of Barnyard Theatre’s annual Nights of New Plays Festival, which introduces new works to the community. The festival is free, though donations are accepted, and light refreshments will be provided.
For more information about the festival and the company, visit www.barnyardtheatre.org.