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Finding things to do when it’s cold and drizzly can be tough, but I’ve got one for you: Go see a play. Since this weekend’s forecast includes showers, you can stay warm and dry, and do more than just go to the movies—theater is an experience. And there are many plays to choose from this weekend:
This is the last week for Tuesdays with Morrie, the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom and his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. What starts as Albom’s simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a final class in life’s meaning. Tuesdays with Morrie shows at the Sacramento Theatre Company’s Pollock Stage at 1419 H St. on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and its final shows will be Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Prices vary based on time and rate category—get yours tickets here.
The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, which tells the story of one woman’s journey from slavery to freedom, shows through March 14 at the B Street Theatre. The Conductor, part of the theater’s Family Series, is shown on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and tickets range from $15 to $22. The B Street Theatre is at 2711 B St.; get your tickets by calling (916) 443-5300.
Becky’s New Car, part of the B Street Theatre’s Mainstage Series, is described as “that perfect blend of hilarious comedy and substantial weight” by Broadway Hour. It’s a story that anyone can relate to, about choices and consequences. The previews—which cost $12—take place this Saturday, Feb. 27, at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show opens Sunday at 7 p.m., and costs $22–$30. Call (916) 443-5300 for tickets.
Starting today, Beyond Therapy plays at the Geery Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Beyond Therapy is a comedy about two “Manhattanites” seeking stable romantic relationships, who enlist their psychiatrists for help. Their therapists, however, are more troubled than the romance-seekers. The show also has one matinee—at 2 p.m.—on March 13. The theater is at 2130 L St. Tickets are $15; e-mail Kookaburra Productions for more information, or call (916) 448-9019.