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Tale of gods, women at Folsom Lake College

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The Falcon’s Eye Theatre at Folsom Lake College is kicking off their fifth full season with Bertolt Brecht’s timeless parable, “The Good Person of Szechwan.” According to those involved, the play centers around a young woman who is forced into prostitution by poverty. She is rewarded handsomely after opening her home to three visiting gods. By disproving the gods’ contention that no goodness still exists on earth, the woman is given a small business by the gods, and from there she struggles to work honestly and to provide for the needy. After falling victim to unscrupulous neighbors and a dishonest lover, she is forced to create a fierce, manipulative, and efficient alter-ego — that of her strong-willed business-savvy male “cousin.” “The Good Person of Szechwan” opens Friday, Oct. 28, and will continue through Sunday, Nov. 13. The play is directed by David Harris while Scott Gilbert serves as production designer and technical director. The costumes are designed by Rebecca Redmond. Assistant director is Samia LaVirgne. Choreography is by Claire Alano. The featured cast includes Danelle Aros, Nita Christi, Jeremy Kaderka, Molly Miller, Gavin Sellers, and Paul Scott. For more information, visit threestages.net or call (916) 608-6888. ~ Staff report * * * KNOW AND GO What: “The Good Person of Szechwan” Who: Falcon’s Eye Theatre When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 28 through Nov. 13. Special $5 shows at 2 p.m. Nov. 5, Nov. 10. Where: Three Stages at Folsom Lake College, 10 College Parkway, Folsom Cost: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors