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‘Widowers’ Houses’


Posted on April 10

Terri Brindisi

I’m pretty excited about a play over at California Stage showing through April 28. George Bernard Shaw’s Widowers’ Houses is the story of a spoiled daughter of a rich (and unscrupulous) real estate investor and her idealistic suitor, a young doctor who prefers the couple live on his modest income.

The play itself sounds funny, but I happen to know one of its stars, Jessica Goldman Laskey. Jessica plays “Blanche,” the spoiled daughter, and I just have to laugh because, while I have not yet seen the play, judging from the publicity photo above, Blanche doesn’t look too fun to be around. This is opposite of Jessica, who is one of the sweetest people I know. Of course, this is a testament to Jessica’s talents as a performer, which run deep. (By the way, Jessica also is a good reporter and writer. Check out her stories in the April and May issues of Sacramento magazine.)

OK, I will get off the rah-rah bandwagon because I am sure I am embarrassing Jessica. Check out the show. It plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25, with discounts for SARTA members, military, seniors, students and groups of six or more. California Stage is located in the R25 Arts Complex at 2509 R St. (25th and R) in Sacramento. Click here for tickets or call (916) 451-5822.

What: Widowers’ Houses
Where: California Stage, R25 Arts Complex, 2509 R St., Sacramento
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., through April 28
Cost: $25, with discounts for SARTA members, military, seniors, students and groups of six or more

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