California Stage proudly receives twelve Elly Award nominations for its first two shows of the season — The Vanishing Point and Journey’s End!
Producer Ray Tatar commended all the California Stage artists for their determination and willingness to take risks in service of their art. New plays like The Vanishing Point invigorate a company, Ray says, adding, “They force us to work together on a play without any preconceived notions from past productions. Our group understood the honor that we were given with Nedra’s play and AACT’s hopes for their new festival, so we resolved to give it everything we had.”
Nedra Pezold Roberts’ The Vanishing Pointearned nods for:
Overall Production–California Stage
Script–Nedra Pezold Roberts
Production of an Original Script–California Stage
Leading Male–Richard Winters
Supporting Female–Emily Kentta
Supporting Male–Jeremy Minagro
Set Design–Buzz Weitz
100th Anniversary of “The War To End All Wars”: R.C. Sherriff’s Journey’s End
California Stage will commemorate the 100th anniversary of “The War To End All Wars” by presenting R.C. Sherriff’s gripping drama Journey’s End, June 7th thru July 6th 2014.
In doing so, the theatre will honor the sacrifices made by those who served from the Sacramento area while calling critical attention to the devastating impact of modern warfare has made on generations of American youth.
Sherriff’s study in war abandons the notions of ‘war’ that echo in hometown newsprint or the mouths of politicians in favor of the War lived by those like him who fought. Continue reading →