California Stage presents

Summaries and information about current and past plays presented by California Stage.

California Stage Presents: ‘Times Like These’

California Stage presents John O’Keefe’s new play, “Times Like These,” October 19th through November 18th.

Times Like TheseCalifornia 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.

Get your TICKETS  HERE, or by calling 916-451-5822.

California Stage Presents: A Weekend of Calmusic at Calstage!

Join Us for Two Great July Musical Events: Darden and Chris Williams!

DARDEN: On tour “For LOVE & HARMONY”

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY JULY 15 at 2PM!

Darden Sisters Darden SistersYou won’t want to miss this unique performance by Darden, a dynamic four-piece ensemble of sisters. They bring an “Alternative Americana” sound to the stage.

The Darden Sisters are comprised of Selah, on the violin; Clarah, the guitarist; Havi on mandolin, and Tabbi, the bassist. All four are vocalists in the group, focusing on harmonies and musical blends.

Raised on the California Coast in a family of musicians, the Dardens grew up surrounded by musical influences from almost every genre. Originally, their vocals were backed by Grandpa Joe Tatar on honky-tonk style piano, but eventually, each of f them decided picked up instruments, and formed their own musical entity.

Each of the sisters are songwriters in the group, and now play several instruments each. They have developed a sound which has been dubbed “Alternative Americana.”

More on the Darden Sisters here.

BUY TICKETS: $15 Students, Seniors; $20 General Admission.

CHRIS WILLIAMS: “Torched: Songs That Ruined Our Lives”

JULY 13,14 at 8PM, and JULY 15 at 6PM!

Chris WilliamsCalifornia Stage invites you to get Torched! with Christine Williams, as she performs her cabaret show Torched: Songs that Ruined our Lives, July 13-15 at California Stage Theater.

This workshop production is written and performed by Ashland actor and director Christine Williams and directed by local director Megan Cooper. Join Chris as she explores the crazy world of singing songs written by men for women to sing about how they are supposed to feel about men, assisted on the piano by local music director Gerald Rheault.
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This is an Invitation to Shakespeare Lovers Only

Announcing the ShaXspere Project!

The program is divided into two events:

First Event: A panel meeting entitled: “Who wrote Shakespeare?”

ShakespeareThis panel will be open to the public. We will discuss the depth of the work and authorship of William Shakespeare, at the West meeting room of the Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Questions that may be put to the panel:

Why are they valued through the ages?
What relevance do the plays have today?
Who really wrote the plays?
Why is important to research who wrote the play?
Where have you picked up your research?
What got you interested in the topic?

The moderator will be Terry Taylor,  CEO of the Shakespeare Society of America, and the panel will include:

Gerit Quealy, author of Botanical Shakespeare from HarperDesign/HarperCollins.
Ramon Jimenez, Independent Scholar.
Thomas J. Slakey, Tutor (retired) St. Mary’s College,  Annapolis Maryland.
Lisa Tromovitch, Professor UOP, Artistic Director, Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
*There was a misprint of Ms. Quealy’s credentials earlier. The above is correct.

Second Event: Performances of “The Lost Plays of Shakespeare”

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