A man afflicted with super-human hearing is at the center of Earshot, making its American premiere Aug. 11-Sept. 23 at Sacramento's B Street Theatre. Opening night is Aug. 12.
Doyle, alone and unemployed, finds himself suddenly able to hear everything going on in the building surrounding his apartment. Instead of taking the new ability as a gift, Doyle sees his involuntary eavesdropping as a reason to question the meaning of life in this dark comedy by Canadian playwright Morris Panych.
Panych's plays include 7 Stories and the award-winning The Ends of the Earth. The B Street also staged his Vigil and Lawrence and Holloman.
Kurt Johnson is Doyle, the sole character in Earshot. John Lamb directs.
Tickets are $20.50-$16.50. The B Street Theatre is located at 2711 B Street. For tickets and information, call (916) 443-5300. Founded by the Busfield brothers, "thirtysomething"'s Timothy and Buck, in 1992, the B Street has produced world premieres by such writers as Aaron Sorkin, Joe DiPietro and James McLure.
— By Christine Ehren