By Maddy Ryen of the Barnyard Theatre
Barnyard Theatre's summer season will continue with performances of Meghan Brown’s “Psyche,” running Thursday through Saturday, July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4. All performances will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Historic Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Rd. 31 in Yolo County.
The play, directed by Steven Schmidt, is a darkly humorous retelling of the Eros and Psyche story from Greek mythology. Peter (Anthony Pinto) is a poet locked in an attic coaxing poetry from his muse, the immortal Psyche (Madeline Stone). His mother (Alison Whismore), an aging movie star, is trying to restart her career with the help of her new lover (Jason Oler) and a dedicated assistant (Camille Beaumont).
“Psyche” is “a classic tale of love, betrayal, and blindingly good sex,” which asks what we really want from the people who love us: people who will see us for who we really are, or people who are willing to remain blindfolded.
Tickets are $15 general, $10 students and seniors. A set of "pay what you can" tickets will be available for each performance. To purchase tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255958; to reserve tickets, call (530) 574-1318.
For more information on Barnyard Theatre and as well as directions to the barn, please visit www.barnyardtheatre.org or call (530) 574-1318.