Something Wicked This Way Comes, a theatrical adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel, ends its run at Pasadena's Knightsbridge Theatre Nov. 25. Something Wicked is the second of the science fiction master's works to appear on Los Angeles-area stages in 2001 (along with the recently resurrected Falling Upward!), began performances Oct. 20.
In Something Wicked This Way Comes, two teenaged boys discover that the Cooger and Dark carnival that recently rolled into their 1950's town is not there to entertain the locals, but illuminate their darkest desires and impulses. Bradbury is the author of "Fahrenheit 451,""The Martian Chronicles" and "The Illustrated Man," as well as the theatrical comedy Falling Upward or to Eire Is Human, To Forbid Divine, playing a second 2001 run at the Falcon Theatre Nov. 27-Dec. 30.
Knightsbridge company member and "Magic Fingers" harpist Jonathan Sheets directs. Something Wicked This Way Comes features Dex Kotora and John Tribken.
Tickets are $22. The Knightsbridge Theatre Pasadena is located at 35 South Raymond Avenue. For reservations, call (626) 440-0821. The Knightsbridge Theatre is on the web at http://www.knightsbridgetheatre.com.
— By Christine Ehren