If you are in need of an Agatha Christie fix, chug on over to Morro Bay for By the Sea Production’s version of “Murder on the Orient Express,” a play adapted by Ken Ludwig from one of Christie’s novels that proves “the impossible must be possible.”
It’s all about the words. Which is what makes this weekend’s By the Sea Productions staged reading of Jason Odell Williams’ play “Church & State” so powerful.
So . . . if light-hearted comedy with a bit of sexual repartee is your cup of tea, head on out to Morro Bay for By the Sea Productions’ first full-length show in two years: Andrew Bergman’s “Social Security.”
So . . . it never really gets old. Seeing the enduring humor that playwright Neil Simon finds in the foibles of human relationships is a familiar and fascinating thing. Seeing it presented live on a local stage, in the able hands of an inventive director and quite an amiable group of performers, is a genuine pleasure.
Who needs a film like “It’s a Wonderful Life” when you have “My Three Angels” live and in person to get you into the spirit of the season?