‘The Whale’ Opened Our 26th Season at Elly Award-Winning California Stage
Fresh off winning an Elly Award for best production of a new script, California Stage opened the 26th season with the award winning play The Whale, Samuel D. Hunter’s incisive look at love, relationships and religious intolerance. Starring Joel Mario Rickert and directed by Shawn O’Neal, it opened January 13th.
The Whale is the recipient of the 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Best Play, the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Significant Contribution to Theatre and the 2013 GLAAD Media Award, Outstanding Theatre. Continue reading →
CalStage welcomes Pen Valley’s Marion Jeffery to star in its next World Premiere play.
”I’ve played in many productions at The Center for the Arts, The Miners Foundry and even the North Columbia Schoolhouse, but I never thought I would be asked to star in a new play in Sacramento!” says Sacramento theatre new-comer Marion Jeffery.
Marion will play the formidable role of Susan in California Stage’s upcoming world premiere production of A Revolutionary Mind by award-winning playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind. The play follows the life of Susan, a vivacious Boomer activist who vows to change the world. Director Ray Tatar said, “Like the rest of us who survived the 60’s, we hoped to make this world a better place, but ran into one crazy obstacle after another, and in many cases, the obstacles were part of our own human nature.”
Tatar continued: “Marion is very talented. We are lucky to have found her because she will portray the enigmatic character of Susan with all of her contradictions aired out for everyone to see–everyone except but herself.” Continue reading →
From acclaimed author of last season’s smash hit ITALIAN OPERA, Leslie Lewinter-Suskind, comes something completely different.
California Stage Theater Company will premiere Lewinter-Suskind’s provocative new play A Revolutionary Mind this summer, under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Ray Tatar.
A Revolutionary Mind follows rabid activist turned housewife Susan down the rabbit hole when her daughter, a documentary filmmaker à la Raymundo Gleyzer, is kidnapped. Forced to reconcile lofty ideals espoused and promises made with the life she led, Susan must sound the dark depths of the human psyche in search of elusive answers. No stone is left unturned in this raw, unflinching odyssey of the mind.
A Revolutionary Mind will run June 17th-July 17th (excepting Independence Day weekend) in the California Stage Theater at the R25 Arts Complex, a three-venue complex located at 1721 25th Street in Midtown Sacramento.
Thursdays – June 23rd and July 7th @ 8:00pm
Fridays – June 17th & 24th and July 8th & 15th @ 8:00pm
Saturdays – June 18th & 25th and July 9th & 16th @ 8:00pm
Sundays – June 19th & 26th and July 10th & 17th @ 2:00pm Continue reading →