hogarth, california stage
“William Hogarth at 250″
Exhibit shows through November 8th.
Love Isadora
Love Isadora
Play ran Sept. 20 - Oct. 12, 2014.
Marat/Sade ended August 10th.
Journey's End
Journey's End
The Cast of Journey's End, which ran June 7th - July 6th, 2014.
The Vanishing Point
The Vanishing Point
The Vanishing Point, by Nedra Pezold Roberts, was the opening play in 2014.

William Hogarth Exhibition Continues through November 8th

“William Hogarth at 250″ shows through November 8th, with special tours on 2nd Saturdays

California Stage will sponsor a retrospective exhibition of 18th Century English artist William Hogarth’s etchings entitled “William Hogarth at 250″ as a commemoration of the artist’s death 250 years ago this October. The event continues through November 8th, with special tours of the works on Second Saturday evenings.

William Hogarth
The Painter and His Pug by William Hogarth.

Best remembered for his moralistic series’ The Harlot’s Progress and The Rake’s Progress, Hogarth’s keenly observed pictorial critiques of 18th Century British life set the stage for modern political cartoonists the world over. His focus on the London middle class and working class experience, popular amusements, and personalities such as actor David Garrick give us a glimpse into lives rarely chronicled while demonstrating the satirical edge and dramatic flair now so essential to visual social critique.

This month, local collector and California Stage Producing Artistic Director Ray Tatar will show 55 etchings attributed to Hogarth including his portrait of actor David Garrick as Richard III, Strolling Actresses in a Barn, The Distressed Poet, and The Enraged Musician. Mr. Tatar will give special educational tours of the works on the two Second Saturdays during the exhibition.

The exhibition will be open to the public free of charge Fridays and Saturdays 6:30-9:30pm, and Sundays 12:30pm-4:00pm, from October 10th to November 8th in the Sacramento Poetry Center Gallery at the R25 Arts Complex in Midtown. The gallery is located at 1725 25th Street, Sacramento, California 95816. Call 916-600-9536 for more information.

Last Chance to see LOVE, ISADORA — Plus great deals and special events!

William Hogarth exhibition at California Stage, plus special coupon offered, as the end of the 2014 season nears

This weekend is gearing up to be a busy one for California Stage! Not only is this weekend Sacramento’s last chance to see Rick Foster’s Love, Isadora, but also a great opportunity for patrons to get in on one amazing deal.

Lori Russo as Isadora Duncan in LOVE, ISADORA
Lori Russo as Isadora Duncan in LOVE, ISADORA (2014)

Sacramento News and Review contributor Jeff Hudson gives Love, Isadora a full FIVE STAR rave — calling the show “sublime” and its star Lori Russo “remarkable” in her return to this exceptional role.

Only 3 more performances — Friday 10/10 @ 8pm, Saturday 10/11 @ 8pm, & Sun 10/12 @ 2pm — remain before closing this weekend.

Tickets are available HERE.

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Elly Awards Honor Ray Tatar and The Vanishing Point

Producer Ray Tatar honored for The Vanishing Point

California Stage’s own Ray Tatar and his production of Nedra Pezold Roberts’ The Vanishing Point earned 6 top honors at Sacramento’s 32nd Annual Elly Awards Gala Sunday night. The Elly Awards are presented every year by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance (SARTA), which Tatar founded.

Playwright Nedra Pezold Roberts, The Vanishing Point
Playwright Nedra Pezold Roberts

California Stage’s world premiere production of Roberts’ The Vanishing Point—produced as part of the American Association of Community Theatres’ inaugural NewPlayFest—earned a total of 5 awards including one for playwright Nedra Pezold Roberts’ captivating script. Producing Artistic Director Ray Tatar, who accepted the award on her behalf, later said that Roberts’ was “over the moon” when she heard about the evening’s results. Her play received a second production at Jacksonville State University this past June with more in the works.

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