Fred Koesling and Roseann Wilshere comprise the cast of the next Bare Stage Theatre production, “Chapatti,” a romantic, poignant and unsentimental comedy by Irish playwright Christian O´Reilly.
Lakeside Little Theatre’s production of “Sweet Charity” continues through Tuesday, April 2. “Sweet Charity” follows the romantic trials and tribulations of Charity Hope Valentine, “a girl who wanted to be loved.” (See review, page 25.) Written by Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, this Bob Fosse musical has exhilarating dance numbers. Barbara Clippinger directs; Patteye Simpson is the music director and the choreography is by Alexis Hoff, Val Jones, Cortlandt Jones and Barbara Clippinger.
Sunday is a matinee, 4 p.m., and the evening shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at the LLT box office, 10 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Thursday and one hour before curtain.
ASA show at LCS
The Ajijic Society of the Arts (ASA) presents an art show on the Lake Chapala Society grounds, Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured artists who will be present include Bobby Lancaster, Bruno Mariscal, Maggie Heard, Annie Allen, Gwynne Lott and Jack Irish.
Electric base concert
Francisco Penilla tells stories with his electric bass, influenced by classical, Sufism, new age and fusion jazz. Hear him Saturday, March 30, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Gonzalez Gallo in Chapala. Entrance is 120 pesos.
Graphic arts exhibit
A cocktail inauguration is scheduled Saturday, March 30, 6 p.m. for a selection of graphic artworks from 47 artists around Mexico at the Centro Cultural Ajijic. The exhibit will be on display through April 30.
Lake Chapala Society members can take advantage of Film Aficionados screenings each Thursday, 2 p.m. On April 4, “Caramel” (2007 Lebanon) will be screened. Six women in Beirut seek love, marriage and companionship and find duty, friendship and possibility. It is Nadine Labaki’s first film, and a good one. (101 minutes.)
Mad King George
Lakeside Little Theatre presents the HD recording of the National Theatre Live production of “The Madness of George III,” Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, 4 p.m.
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the king’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the crown, and expose the fine line between a king and a man.
A Nottingham Playhouse production written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights, Alan Bennett, this play was also adapted into an award-winning film following its premier on stage in 1991. The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
Tickets, 250 pesos, are available at the LLT box office Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon.
Plein Air exhibit
This unique art genre will be on display at Galeria Sol Mexicano through April 10. Plein Air, a phrase borrowed from the French, describes the act of painting outdoors, where the painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the work – the artist may have only two to three hours to attempt to capture the overall mood, feeling or essence of the scene.