Madcap comedies featured |

Madcap comedies featured

The Union StaffMembers of the new Fubar Theater rehearse at the Off Center Playhouse.
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Focusing on adult themes, Fubar Theater debuts Jan. 30 with two one-act plays – Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy” and “Ventriloquism Made Easy” by John Sandoval – in Grass Valley.

“Black Comedy” is a madcap farce shedding “light” on the nature of love, art and eccentricity during a San Francisco blackout. Shaffer is the playwright of “Equus” and “Amadeus.”

“Ventriloquism Made Easy” is by a Nevada City writer who has been featured in Foothill Theatre Company’s New Voices Series.

In Sandoval’s latest, a late night janitor discovers a woman passed out drunk in the ladies’ restroom of an inn.

Are these two individuals really strangers meeting at very low points in their lives, a kinky couple playing weird roles or is it a fantasy nightmare for one of them?

The cast includes Justin Ove, Marion Jeffery, Nicole Walker, Mark Schaeffer, Ken Harris, Erin Beckham, Sara Becker, Brandon Johnson and Cody Feiler. Alexi Bonifield directs. Original music is by Feiler.

Due to adult language and adult situations, Fubar Theater performances are recommended for anyone over 18-years-old. The theater’s debut also serves as the new Off Center Playhouse’s opening. The playhouse is a black box theater behind the Center for the Arts (314 W. Main St.), on the Richardson Street side.


WHAT: Fubar Theater opens with two one-act plays

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Jan. 30 through Feb. 15

WHERE: Off Center Playhouse, 315 Richardson St., Grass Valley

ADMISSION: $10 general and $5 college students and seniors. Advance tickets are at Odyssey Books, Nevada City Postal Company, Wallstreet Cafe and on-line at

INFORMATION: Alexi Bonifield at 271-5955 or Justin Ove at 477-5152

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