A roundup of regional theater performances. Additional details, including times, location and ticket information can be found in 360’s calendar section.“Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors in Space”
Friday through April 16
Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
The Moscow Community Theatre and Director Gordon Mellott transport a classic tale about two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth to a planet in a not-so-distant galaxy. Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter their twins’ friends and families, a wild series of mishaps based on mistaken identities leads to beatings, a near-seduction, an arrest and accusations of demonic possession. The play features many young actors from Moscow High School and pays homage to classic sci-fi movies and TV.
“The Dinner Party”
Friday and Saturday
Washington State University, Jones Theatre
Washington State University Performing Arts presents Neil Simon’s comedy about failed relationships. Six people are invited to dine at a fine Parisian restaurant without knowing who the other guests will be. As they arrive, they discover that their party comprises three divorced couples and their mysterious host has an agenda yet to be revealed. The play is directed by Mary Trotter and stars David Harlan, Willie Grover, Michael Tayler, Ann-Jeannette Seymour, Cassandra Lee and Brenna Casey as the uneasy exes.
“The Odd Couple”
Tonight through April 17
Pullman Civic Theatre
The Pullman Civic Theatre is presenting two versions of Neil Simon’s comedy about mismatched roommates, “The Odd Couple,” a male version directed by a woman and a female version directed by a man.
The male version, running through April 8, is set in the 1960s and is directed by Kristin Lincoln. It stars McKay Babb as slovenly Oscar Madison and Alex Cornwall as the uptight and depressed Felix Unger. The female version April 9-17 is set in the 1980s and directed by Gary Thoren. It stars Desiree Gould as Olive Madison and Shannon McGowan as Florence Unger.