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    The Vanishing Point, by Nedra Pezold Roberts, opens March 29, 2014.

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Opening Our 23rd Season of Challenging Plays with a World Premiere!

California Stage one of six theaters in the U.S. chosen to present “The Vanishing Point”

California Stage will bring four provocative plays to Sacramento audiences throughout 2014.  The theatre will open its 23rd season with the world premiere of Nedra Pezold Roberts’ captivating new drama The Vanishing Point, followed by RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End, Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade, and Rick Foster’s Love Isadora.

The Vanishing PointCalifornia Stage is one of six theaters in the United States chosen to present an award-winning world premiere from the American Association of Community Theaters’ first annual AACTNewPlayFest.  The Vanishing Point by Nedra Pezold Roberts, chosen from 250 entries, tells the powerful story of one family in danger of disintegrating almost as quickly as the fragile Louisiana bayous on which they’ve depended for centuries. The play will open March 29th to run five weekends through April 27th, 2014 and will be directed by Ray Tatar. Continue reading

The Vanishing Point

California Stage Presents the World Premiere of a National Award-winning Play

California Stage premieres Nedra Pezold Roberts’ powerful, national award-winning new play The Vanishing Point starting March 29th as part of the American Association of Community Theatre’s (AACT) 1st annual AACTNewPlayFest.

California Stage, The Vanishing PointThe Vanishing Point is one of six winning plays chosen from over 250 entries and presented by California Stage and other participating theatres during the national AACTNewPlayFest. Modeling its newest initiative on Texas Non-Profit Theatres’ POPS (Producing Original Plays) program, AACT hopes to give talented playwrights greater exposure while developing new, relevant work for audiences around the country to enjoy. All winning plays will be published in anthology by Dramatic Publishing Company. Continue reading

Widowers’ Houses

California Stage Unveils the Local Premiere of a Rare Production

George Bernard Shaw’s hilarious comedy about social climbers of the economic classes.

Widower's Houses, george b shaw“Widowers’ Houses” begins as a boy meets girl romance, but is soon we are treated to a hilarious satire on the garrulous social climbers of the economic upper-classes. (Read: 1% in US currency).

Blanche Sartorius is the spoiled daughter of a rich Realtor whose massive fortune has been made from milking poor renters in his sub-standard houses. An idealistic young doctor, Harry Trent has blindly courted Blanche until he discovers the declassé source of her father’s wealth. Continue reading