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THURS. & SAT! ‘The Case of the Careless Client’

“The Case of the Careless Client,” this Thursday & Saturday, Feb. 8th & 10th, in the Wilkerson Theatre, California Stage!

California Stage presents The Case of the Careless Client, a live radio drama, will be staged in the Wilkerson Theatre at the R25 Arts Center, Thursday, Feb 8th at 8pm and Saturday, Feb 10th at 2pm.

John Garlock
Company member John Garlock.

On his very first visit to America, Hercule Poirot discovers … (what else?) … a dead body!

For 10 bucks, you’ll get a glass of wine and a trip back to a day when the best Murder Mysteries took place in your own living room! Be a part of the studio audience as we present a live radio drama from 1946, in which Hercule Poirot, seeking an apartment in New York City, instead finds … Murder!

The Third Age, an ongoing live radio drama series, will present this thrilling Murder Mystery. Continue reading

‘The Strange Sisters’: A Live Radio Drama at CalStage

First of the “Third Age – Onstage” live radio drama series ran Sept 29-Oct 1: “The Strange Sisters”

The Strange Sisters, a live radio drama.
Company members Wayne Cook and Daniel Richer in “The Strange Sisters” at California Stage, Sept 29-Oct 1.

Three devoted sisters…
and then there were two…

10 bucks and a glass of wine and you can travel back in time when radio stations presented the very best in Murder Mysteries. Be part of the studio audience as we present a radio drama from 1946 that features three sisters in a tangle of love, jealousy and pure hatred.

In the first of the series, The  Three Penny Theatre  presented The Strange Sisters Friday through Sunday on the first weekend of October.

It’s all part of California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage,” a professionally oriented company of senior actors to create and present theatrical productions for Sacramento audiences.

The company will continue presenting these vintage radio scripts (mystery, comedy, etc.) in readings — sound effects and all — before live audiences. They will be broadcast over radio station KUBU-FM (96.5).

Watch CalStage.org for announcements about the following shows in the series!

Spotlight on the Author of Marat/Sade

Peter Weiss pictureCalifornia Stage’s upcoming production of Marat/Sade comes from the unflinching pen of German dramatist Peter Weiss. who spent his career shedding light on the darkest sides of human nature.

Born Lutheran with Jewish roots in 1916 Germany, Weiss and his family were forced to flee Nazi persecution in 1934. He eventually settled in Sweden where he taught art and film theory at the University of Stockholm. He is known for his experimental films and avant garde plays including The Investigation (a docudrama about the Frankfurt trials), The Viet Nam Discourse, Trotsky in Exile, and others. His Marat/Sade premiered in London in 1964 before transferring to Broadway in 1965 to win the Tony for Best Play. Weiss died in Sweden in 1982.

For More about Playwright Peter Weiss see:

More info on the play here. Purchase tickets online here.