Theater & Arts

Listen to ‘Maltese Falcon’ in a live radio play

8 p.m. Friday, April 17; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19 / Fresno City College Old Administration Building Auditorium / / Free

Here’s a great way to experience the Fresno County Library’s current “Big Read” selection: See and listen to it as a live radio play.

Dashiell Hammett’s captivating classic “The Maltese Falcon” will be performed in a StageWorks Fresno production complete with sound-effects, 1940s commercial breaks and a script directly from 1942.

The large cast, directed by Joel C. Abels, features Jaguar Bennett as Sam Spade. Tickets are available at all Fresno County Library branches.