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 close Sunday. 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. “Knight” reveals what happens when an uncouth grocer brings his family and apprentices to the theater to see a show.
After the group is disappointed by the uninspiring performance, the grocer storms the stage and takes the production hostage, demanding to see a play with his apprentice in the starring role. The farce leaves few targets untouched.
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.
Shows are slated 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8-$16. For advance tickets and more information, call 949-7360 or visit www.foothill.edu/theatre.