Santa Maria Sun / Hot Stuff
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The darkest secret of a buttoned-up Republican family becomes the subject of a book by the family’s black sheep, liberal daughter Brooke Wyeth (Melinda Parrett), who confronts her parents, including her father Lyman (Dan Kremer), about their troubled past. PCPA’s production of Other Desert Cities shows through October at the Marian Theatre, 800 S. College, Santa Maria. Cost is $29.50 to $39.50. More info: 922-8313 or pcpa.org.
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The Lompoc Concert Association welcomes the family band out of Utah, Cross Strung, for a live performance on Oct. 3. The sibling group will wow with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic music performed on acoustic instruments beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 925 N. F St., Lompoc. More info: 737-1809 or lompocconcert.org.
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And Spike ...
The Santa Maria Civic Theatre presents its production of the hilarious Tony award-winning play by Christopher Durang, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which includes a clairvoyant maid, a starry-eyed farmer’s daughter, and the trophy boyfriend, Spike (Tom Moonier, pictured). The production shows through Oct. 11 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. More info: smct.org.
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