Thu07242014

Stepping Out

'Knight' time at Foothill


Photo By: Tom Gough/Special to the Town Crier
Photo Tom Gough/Special To The Town Crier Foothill’s “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” features, from left, Joshua Messick as Rafe and Jacob Marker as Humfrey.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department production of “The Knight of the Burning Pestle,” a mash-up of 17th-century satire written by Francis Beaumont, is scheduled to run through June 10.

Shows are staged at the Loh-man Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.

Foothill instructor Tom Gough directs and adapted the story for the stage with William R. James and Lauren T. Mack.

Foothill’s production of “Knight” reveals what happens when an uncouth grocer brings his family and apprentices to the theater to see a show and the group is collectively disappointed by the uninspiring performance.

As a result, the grocer storms the stage and takes the production hostage, demanding to see a play featuring his apprentice in the starring role. The mash-up leaves few targets untouched by its satire. The farce burns everything from the Don Quixote legend to familiar Bible stories to social class divisions to the theater itself.

The cast features Joshua Messick (as Rafe) and Jacob Marker (Humfrey) and includes Nikki Fathi of Los Altos and Sarah Kishler and Joshua Krumbein of Mountain View.

Performances are scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $8-$16.

For advance tickets and more information, call 949-7360 or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre.

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