The Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Arts department presents three productions in November:
• “Keep Your Pantheon,” by David Mamet, will play at 6 p.m. Nov. 6, 7 and 14; at 7 p.m. Nov. 12; and at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13, at the outdoor amphitheatre.
An impoverished acting company on the edge of eviction is offered a lucrative engagement. But through a series of riotous mishaps, the troupe finds its problems have actually multiplied, and that they are about to learn a new meaning for the term “dying on stage.”
- Parental guidance is suggested for “Keep Your Pantheon” due to the mature content.
• “The Women,” by Clare Boothe Luce, will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 7, 13 and 14; and at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12, in the Proscenium Theatre.
The themes of love, loyalty, gossip, vanity, marriage and divorce are all covered in this fast-paced semi-parody about a diverse group of women living in 1940s Manhattan. It will be up to the audience to decide who has been wronged and whose behavior has been justified as they navigate gray areas that exist throughout the story.
• “The Good Woman” plays at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-14 and Nov. 20, and at 4:30 Nov. 19 at the Black Box theater.
In the walled city of Kowloon, life is tough and the citizens are too concerned with survival to consider the values of good and evil. All except one, Shen Te, a penniless prostitute, who would like to be good but must sell herself to survive. An inspector from outside the walled city, disguised as three popular gods is searching for signs of righteousness in a corrupt city. Shen Te, the good woman, takes her in and shows her kindness. Shen Te earns a monetary gift from the gods, that leads to her downfall. This musical leaves the audience pondering poverty, gender equality, and what it means to be a good person.