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June 9, 2008
The B Street B3 lineup

B Street Theatre has set an impressive lineup for the second season of the edgier themed B3 Series. On Aug. 30 B3 will open with Douglas Carter Beane's Hollywood comedy "The Little Dog Laughed," which was nominated for the 2007 Tony Award for Best Play. It deals with a hard-driving agent who is trying to keep her star client's "recurring homosexuality" from becoming common knowledge.
In November, Irish playwright Conor McPherson's "The Seafarer" gets its Sacramento premiere. Set in an unruly old house in a town outside of Dublin, five hard drinking Irishmen find themselves in an unusual poker game on Christmas Eve. "The Seafarer" received a Tony Nomination for Best Play 2008. This year's awards will be announced on Sunday night.
In January of 2009, Margaret Edson's "Wit," the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, comes to town. The play about an English professor dealing with terminal ovarian cancer deftly balances intensity and humor in a story that's also surprisingly uplifting.
The B3 season closes next April with Arthur Miller's classic "A View From the Bridge," the story about Italian immigrants living illegally in Brooklyn and Eddie the longshoreman who initially shelters them. It is one of Miller's most enduring and popular dramas.
This year B Street will also sell $60 subscriptions to the B3 Series. For information call (916) 443-5300 or go to www.bstreettheatre.org.

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