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California Stage Presents: Old Time Radio Drama Live On Stage

Recorded Live — In Two Takes

on the air, Third Age OnstageThird Age Onstage, a top-notch radio drama group, will perform two spine-tingling crime stories. Presented back-to-back, each involves a threatened inheritance, a big swindle and two murders. It will take two heavyweight detectives to solve these murder mysteries.

Come experience Murder is the Medium (originally aired July 1949) and Stamped for Murder (October, 1950), this month in the Wilkerson Theater at the R25 Arts Complex, home of California Stage.

Both are performed each day:
Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, Sept. 8 at 2:00pm.

In the Wilkerson Theater:
1725 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.

$20 General Admission, $15 Student or Senior.

Reservations: 916-451-5822

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!