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2nd Space

by Terrance McArthur


Take an 1880 short novel by Henry James, filter it through a 1947 script by Ruth and Augustus Goetz (who also wrote the 1949 screenplay that starred Olivia de Haviland and Montgomery Clift), and fill the stage with a Victorian richness and intense performances, and you have the latest 2nd Space offering by the Good Company Players, The Heiress, which runs through June 17.

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Neil Simon’s Fools On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE June 28 ISSUE

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Neil Simon is one of the best known and best loved American Playwrights in history. From Barefoot In The Park, to The Odd Couple, to The Goodbye Girl, he is as good as it gets. One of Simon’s lesser-known works, a play titled Fools is currently playing at the Good Company Player’s 2nd Space Theatre in Fresno through August 20.

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Stage Door On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE May 17 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend we finally made it to see Stage Door, a Good Company Players production currently on stage at 2nd Space in Fresno. Stage Door gives the audience a peek into the world of those struggling to make a living as actors.

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HMS Pinafore: On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE March 20 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur



Political crony rewards and class division: the stuff of which today’s headlines are made. Who would expect to find these themes in an operetta that’s almost 150 years old?
Gilbert & Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore—or—The Lass That Loved a Sailor has sailed into port at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive Avenue, docking there through April 23. Director J. Daniel Herring has recruited a crew of powerful leads to set forth on the familiar waters.

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Blithe Spirit On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

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by Terrance McArthur



Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that, and Noel Coward borrowed it in 1941 for the title of his play Blithe Spirit. Now, Coward’s play is at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre through February 26.

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A Christmas Carol Fundraising Event

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Watching A Christmas Carol is a part of our Christmas tradition, whether we are lucky enough to see it on stage, or we watch Patrick Stewart’s version on DVD. It has been one of my favorite stories ever since I played the Ghost of Christmas Past at my elementary school’s annual production when I was in sixth grade. One of the best performances of this story I have ever seen was Chris Mangels one-man show and I am thrilled to share that he will be presenting a reading of that show on December 6 at 2nd Space in Fresno.

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by Terrance McArthur



There’s an old saying, “I like radio better than television because the pictures are better.” Radio was theatre that happened in your brain, not your eyes. The Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre recaptures that world of audio entertainment with It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play, performing through December 18.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been an Agatha Christie fan ever since I was a teenager, so when I saw that Good Company Players were going to be performing the Agatha Christie play Witness For the Prosecution, I couldn’t wait! We were front and center opening weekend for this show that plays at 2nd Space until October 9.

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by Terrance McArthur



Take a cancelled TV actor and offer him the greatest role of the English-language theatre…Hamlet. Put him in the apartment of the late John Barrymore, who became a star by playing the Melancholy Dane. Is it any wonder the young man sees a ghost? I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick is now playing at the Good Company 2nd Space Theater through August 14.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



An Ideal Husband opened at Good Company Players 2nd Space Theatre in Fresno on April 21. This play was written by Oscar Wilde, of whom I am a huge fan, so I’ve been waiting anxiously to see this show ever since I saw it listed on GCP’s 2nd Space season.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Lock a Hollywood producer with father-in-law issues (his wife’s dad owns the studio) in an office for five days with a director he stole from another movie he was doing, and a screenwriter who never read the most popular book of the decade, and what do you get? At the Good Company 2nd Space, you get Moonlight and Magnolias, Ron Hutchinson’s comedy about writing the script for Gone With the Wind, playing through February 21.

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Shadowlands On Stage at 2nd Space

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Shadowlands opened this past weekend at 2nd Space in Fresno, and will be continuing until October 11. I was excited when I first heard that Good Company Players would be doing this show, as I had seen the movie many years ago and loved it. This production did not disappoint!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


“French farce.” If you don’t know what that means, you can probably figure it out: naughty people doing naughty things, not-so-naughty people being suspected of doing naughty things, mistaken identities, naughty, and not-so-naughty people running around the stage, and lots of slamming doors. Georges Feydeau wrote A Flea in Her Ear in 1907 (the John Mortimer translation is from the 1960s), and its productions have been slamming doors for over 100 years.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham




The play is set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland in 1934. The inhabitants are excited to learn that a Hollywood film crew will be arriving in the neighboring Inishmore to make the film Man of Aran, and several of them want to be in the movie. But the person who wants this most is a crippled young man named Billy (Billy Anderson), who hopes it will bring some excitement to his tedious and sad life–a life where he is constantly teased because of his condition.

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