Crazy comedies hit the stage in Bakersfield

October 4, 2013 by  

Trey Parker, an author and producer hardly known for sticking to safe material, is bringing a show called ‘Cannibal, the Musical’ to the area this month.

This irreverent comedy is about Alfred Packer, the sole survivor of a trip to Colorado and the only person convicted in America of cannibalism. Based on a true story, the musical includes toe-tapping songs and a tale of a search for love and gold that ended horribly when Packer and his friends lost their way.

The musical is directed by Taylor Lozano and Michelle Guerrero. For more information call (661) 327-PLAY. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10 for students and seniors and $15 for everyone else.

Show times are 8:00 pm on October 11 – 12 and 18 – 19, at the Empty Space Theatre, 706 Oak Street in Bakersfield. Theater doors open 30 minutes before the start of the show, and please note that late arrivals will not be permitted to enter.

Performance lovers can also visit the theater on Saturdays at 6:00 pm for some entertaining improvisation. The theater’s resident actors will invite suggestions from the audience which they will then incorporate into their performances. Improvisation is done on the spot so each performance is a unique experience for the audience.

Resident performers include Matthew Borton, Ron Warren, Kayleigh Peaker, Kristina Saldana, Matt Christensen, John Spitzer, Nate Pugh, and Juliana Paz. Brochure and catalog printing allows many theaters to let residents know of the performances in their upcoming season all at one time.