A History of Irish Spirit: An Empowering Story – January 18th through February 17th
Join us this January during the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Declaration of Independence!
Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey runs Friday January 18, 2019 through Sunday February 17, 2019.
Juno and the Paycock is a play set among the Dublin poor in 1919. Through humor and tragedy, the humanity of O’Casey’s characters is presented struggling for survival and nearly destroyed by the occupation of the British army. Following this, Ireland is slammed with a civil war. Juno’s great efforts to keep her family sane during these ongoing miseries raises her spirit to the heroic.
The play presentation is a recognition of 100 years since Ireland’s Declaration of Independence.
This sturdy little production features a large cast, with strong performances by veterans Ed Claudio, Michele Koelher and James Anderson. It’s a long play — two-and-a-half hours, two intermissions. But I encourage you to go — it will be time well-spent, getting to know this classic script.
— Jeff Hudson, Contributing Arts Reporter and Theatre Critic, Capital Public Radio, review excerpt
Make your reservations now for Juno and the Paycock, opening January 18th and running through February 17th at California Stage!
Audition Monologues & Scene Work with Janis Stevens
Only 8 spots left! Phone Ray Tatar for a Reservation: 916-600-9536
7-9pm on Sunday and Monday evenings, beginning January 13 and ending February 4.
Fee is $200 for all eight evenings or if participant only wants to attend on one evening a week, cost is $100.
Scenes will be selected by Ms. Stevens.
If participant wishes to work on audition material they may bring pieces into the class or ask that pieces be assigned.
Class size is a maximum of 10 students.
Coaching and direction will be based on the tools of Stanislavski and Focus will also be given to “external skills” (vocal and physical expressiveness).
Janis Stevens is well-known in Sacramento for the many roles she has played with various theatres throughout the area, as well as receiving much acclaim for the productions she has directed at Capital Stage, California Stage and the Sacramento Theatre Company. She received the Elly’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and has been an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at American River College since 2003. Continue reading →
California Stage presents John O’Keefe’s new play, “Times Like These,” October 19th through November 18th.
California Stage will present playwright John O’Keefe’s new play, Times Like These, at the California Stage in the R25 Arts Complex, 25th & R St.
The play takes place in Hitler’s Berlin between 1934 and 1938. It is a play about Meta Wolff, Germany’s most famous actress, who is banned from the stage because she is a Jew. She attacks the only way she can: through her actor-husband, Oskar Weiss, whom she directs behind the scenes in a production of “Hamlet” to boldly satirize the Nazi regime.
It stars Gary Wright (AEA) and Lois Masten-Ewing, and is directed by Richard Winters.
The production plays Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM, October 19 to November 18, 2018. Tickets are $15-20.