B Street Opens Next B3 Show, CARAPACE, Tonight

The B Street Theatre presents the West Coast Premiere of Carapace, by David Mitchell Robinson for its B3 Series. Veteran B Street company member David Pierini plays Jeff, a recovering alcoholic wanting to reconnect with his estranged adult daughter Margo after three years of silence. But Jeff's seemingly simple plan-to heal old wounds by bringing Margo a turtle on her birthday-proves more difficult and demanding than he ever imagined.

Originally directed by acclaimed Broadway actress Judith Ivey, Carapace received its World Premiere at Atlanta's Tony-winning ALLIANCE THEATRE in 2011. Robinson is an up-and-coming young playwright who recently received his MFA from Ohio University. His plays have been developed by the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC. Since the inception of the B3 Series, B Street has produced twenty-two Regional Premieres, three West Coast Premieres including Carapace, and one American Premiere.

Carapace is the third show of B Street's 2012-2013 B3 Series.

Play: Carapace
Written by: David Mitchell Robinson
Director: Jerry R. Montoya
Cast: Dave Pierini as Jeff, others TBD
Scenic Design: Samantha Reno
Lighting Design: Ron Madonia
Costume Design: Paulette Sand-Gilbert
Stage Manager: Lynnae Vana

The production runs tonight, January 26-February 24, 2013, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 7pm; Thursdays at 2pm** & 7pm; Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays** at 1pm. There will be one preview at 7 p.m. on January 25. Preview tickets are $10*. The opening is set for tonight, January 26. All performances play B Street Theatre's B3 Stage at 2727 B St., Sacramento.

Tickets are $23-$35*; $15* Preview tickets. For more information, call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.

*Please note this includes a $5 Facility Fee. For details, please visit bstreettheatre.org/next-stage/fee
**Select performance dates only; call the Box Office at 916-443-5300 to confirm.

B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.

B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through the B Street Theatre School Tour. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.

Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training.

B Street Theatre has produced over 250 professional productions since 1986. The mission of B Street Theatre is to promote education and literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting.

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