Enjoy Saturday afternoons at Shake Rag Alley for our second staged-reading series, presenting original plays in progress on our intimate outdoor theater, Alley Stage. Music by Shekinah King begins at 3pm with Afternoon Tea and treats served in the Art Cafe ($5). Reading at Alley Stage begins at 4 pm followed by a talkback session with the playwright ($5). Rain space: Sardeson Studio at 223 Commerce St.
A semi-finalist in the 2021 Garry Marshall New Works Festival, Deb Meyer’s play The Whole Shebang is a provocative dark comedy, rich with twists, turns and ulterior motives. The story revolves around Bentley, a wealthy, recovering alcoholic going through a nasty divorce. His egocentric ex, Keli, and life-long friend, Tom, seem to be plotting against him. Krystal, a smart, insightful detective acquaintance from AA, drops in on him in the midst of his struggles, chaos, and Keli’s manipulative rage.