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Theater Picks: RLT’s ‘Beertown’ runs on audience interaction

Justin Scranton plays the part of Dave Guy during a rehearsal of “Beertown” at the Raleigh Little Theater on Thursday April 21, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. The interactive play centers around a community meeting where cast and audience make improvisational changes each night to the base storyline.
Justin Scranton plays the part of Dave Guy during a rehearsal of “Beertown” at the Raleigh Little Theater on Thursday April 21, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. The interactive play centers around a community meeting where cast and audience make improvisational changes each night to the base storyline. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Raleigh Little Theatre’s production of “Beertown,” opening Friday, is something a little different. The play’s premise is a meeting to open a town’s time capsule to vote on what to take out and put in. Here, the townspeople are the audience members, who join in the selections (the items are Raleigh-related). There’s also a potluck dessert beforehand. Lively interaction is the goal.

8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through May 22). $22 ($18 seniors/students, $13 for all Sunday 4/8). 919-821-3111 or raleighlittletheatre.org.

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