Playhouse Merced Conservatory is debuting the original work "Mr. Black's Magic Book" this weekend. Three showings of the dark comedy are being offered, with performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. The play tells the tale of a lonely wizard who enjoys casting spells that split up happy families. Then, a young boy, his sister, a mouse and two bluebirds get involved.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. For tickets, call the Playhouse Merced Box Office at (209) 725-8587.