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Curtain Call: 'Evita,' 'Ghostbears' and 'The Foreigner' Closing This Week

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Fri 9/9 - Sat 9/10
Ghostbears 

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While it champions Texas-bred productions, the wild and wacky Overtime Theater also stages offbeat works concocted by like-minded playwrights from across the nation. Given his track record fusing Goth culture, Netflix fandom and David Attenborough-inspired nature docs (Among the Squirrels), not to mention setting a Greek myth in a 1950s-era Arizona diner (Iphigenia in Kingman), it’s safe to say Wisconsin-based gay playwright Eric Appleton is a promising fit for San Antonio’s “theater for the people.” Set in his home state, Appleton’s new offering Ghostbears follows Ted Meriwether, a “burly, bearded” guy who ditches his condo and buys an old house in the middle of “rural nowhere” after getting dumped by his longtime boyfriend. Beyond the distractions of a pregnant pizza delivery girl and a potential new bear boyfriend, Meriwether’s newfound country life gets disrupted when paranormal investigators barge into his purportedly haunted house in search of an axe-wielding ghost and a “devil baby.” Kareem Dahab directs Robert Cardoza Jr., Sylvie Flournoy and Jonathan Schell in the world premiere. $10-$15, 8pm Fri-Sat, The Overtime Theater, 1203 Camden St., (210) 557-7562, theovertimetheater.org. — BR

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