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2nd Space

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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by Terrance Mc Arthur


Four high-school girls promised that whenever one of them got married, the others would be her bridesmaids. They had no idea how many times they would have to fulfill that promise in Always a Bridesmaid, playing at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space through April 19.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


About the time we put the decaying jack-o-lanterns out of their misery, we begin that long slide into Christmastime. You may not think yourself ready to leap into holly-mistletoe-carol mode, but you can do yourself a favor and jump-start the old Christmas Spirit by going to the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever between now and December 21.

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Comedy of Errors At 2nd Space

IN THE August 27 ISSUE

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Two sets of separated twins, a death sentence, a gold chain, cross-dressing, mistaken identities, a seductive courtesan, a duke, and a mysterious Abbess. It smells like Shakespeare.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur


We have families. We love them…and they drive us crazy. Isn’t that wonderful? Over the River and Through the Woods, a play by Joe DiPietro, is now onstage at the Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre. It’s about families. Isn’t that wonderful?

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The 39 Steps On Stage At 2nd Space

IN THE March 5 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This weekend in the midst of catching Rogue Festival shows, I went to see The 39 Steps at 2nd Space in Fresno, and it was the perfect ending to a long, fun day!

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A Christmas Carol On Stage at 2nd Space

IN THE November 13 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



My Christmas season isn’t complete until I have seen A Christmas Carol in some form, as it is one of my favorite Christmas stories. This year I got a jump-start on that by seeing it on stage presented by Good Company Players at 2nd Space in Fresno.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


I have been a fan of Oscar Wilde ever since seeing Gross Indecency earlier this year presented by The New Ensemble, and find myself wondering why it took me so long to discover his work. When I heard that 2nd Space was doing The Importance Of Being Earnest, a play by Oscar Wilde, I couldn’t wait to see it!

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



Good Company’s 2nd Space Theatre is presenting One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Dale (Man of La Mancha) Wasserman’s adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel, Thursdays through Sundays until August 18, and your visit will be shocking, horrifying, distressing, funny, and memorable.

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