California Stage presents A Revolutionary Mind written by Leslie Lewinter-Suskind and directed by Ray Tatar
Auditions: Monday, February 1st, 6pm
THE CALIFORNIA STAGE THEATER 2509 R Street Sacramento, CA 95818
From the author of last season’s smash hit Italian Opera comes something completely different. A Revolutionary Mind follows activist housewife Susan down the rabbit hole when her daughter is kidnapped. An avid disciple of documentary film maker Raimundo Gleyzer, Susan must reconcile the contradiction of a life lived and ideals espoused that may force her daughter to meet Gleyzer’s same gruesome fate.
California Stage and Vista Players present HAPPY ARMENIANS with its original L.A. cast.
Elly Award-winning playwright and director Aram Kouyoumdjian returns for the Sacramento premiere of his latest work Happy Armenians presented in a joint production with California Stage Theater Company and Vista Players. Featuring the play’s original L.A. cast, the production will enjoy a special two weekend run February 19th-28th prior to its New York engagement.
A funny, imaginative, and poignant rumination on love, war, and the burdens of history, Happy Armenians upends the world order as we know it by casting Armenia as a modern empire in its parallel version of history. But when its king has only 30 more days to live, Levon, the unexpected (and unwilling) heir to the throne, must suddenly wrestle with the world’s most delicate geopolitical crises–a war against Switzerland, the colonization of Europe, and Africa’s control of the global economy–along with his budding love for the brilliant scientist, Siran. Continue reading →
CalStage looks back at highlights from our 2015 season.
CalStage’s hilarious operatic romp Italian Opera opened to a burst of excitement and acclaim last February. Hailed as “easily one of the most entertaining and creative shows in recent memory” by SN&R, the production introduced playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind to Sacramento audiences and brought Michael RJ Campbell back to the California Stage after his turn in Marat/Sade. Remembering us almost a year latter, SN&R rates Italian Opera a “very clever and amusing lampoon of, well, Italian operas with talented operatic performances and imaginative production.” See the full 2015 rundown here.