LOS ANGELES -- The Acme Players comedy troupe will expand its weekend performance schedule to satisfy growing audience demand, according to a company spokesperson.
Beginning Mar. 6 there will be 8 PM shows on Fri. as well as the usual Sat. evening performances; this schedule be in effect through Aug. 1.
ACME's newest show is Acme Schmacme. Sketches include a look at the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and President Kennedy; a takeoff on a Christian rock radio station; and the reflections of a gossipy '40s movie star.
Founded in 1990 by M.D. Sweeney, Acme is now in its fourth year at its home on LaBrea Ave.
The theatre also presents Bravo Company's Nice Pants revue Sun. at 7.30 PM. In addition, Acme offers two separate late-night shows. After Hours, featuring the improv group Houseful of Monkeys, performs Fri. at 10.30 PM, and Acme Unplugged takes the stage every Sat. at 10.30 PM. Tickets to these shows are $8.
Tickets for the mainstage performances are $14 and can be reserved by calling (213) 525-0202.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent