Local Acting Greats Matt Miller, Richard Winters & Richard Broadhurst Present Three Whacko Plays Penned by Their Own Hands to Tickle Your Fancy.
Three local theater stars have teamed up to produce a festival of original comedy at California Stages’ Wilkerson Theater — three one-person plays — or rather three zany looks at life in our times.
The California Stage Theater Company is hosting these three writers under the title of SAC/SOLO/SIX because it is the sixth time the company has attempted to support writers who think they can act and actors who think that they can write. What a delight to discover that they all can act and write! 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 →
California Stage and Vista Players present HAPPY ARMENIANS with its original L.A. cast.
Elly Award-winning playwright and director Aram Kouyoumdjian returns for the Sacramento premiere of his latest work Happy Armenians presented in a joint production with California Stage Theater Company and Vista Players. Featuring the play’s original L.A. cast, the production will enjoy a special two weekend run February 19th-28th prior to its New York engagement.
A funny, imaginative, and poignant rumination on love, war, and the burdens of history, Happy Armenians upends the world order as we know it by casting Armenia as a modern empire in its parallel version of history. But when its king has only 30 more days to live, Levon, the unexpected (and unwilling) heir to the throne, must suddenly wrestle with the world’s most delicate geopolitical crises–a war against Switzerland, the colonization of Europe, and Africa’s control of the global economy–along with his budding love for the brilliant scientist, Siran. Continue reading →