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This is an Invitation to Shakespeare Lovers Only

Announcing the ShaXspere Project!

The program is divided into two events:

First Event: A panel meeting entitled: “Who wrote Shakespeare?”

ShakespeareThis panel will be open to the public. We will discuss the depth of the work and authorship of William Shakespeare, at the West meeting room of the Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Questions that may be put to the panel:

Why are they valued through the ages?
What relevance do the plays have today?
Who really wrote the plays?
Why is important to research who wrote the play?
Where have you picked up your research?
What got you interested in the topic?

The moderator will be Terry Taylor,  CEO of the Shakespeare Society of America, and the panel will include:

Gerit Quealy, author of Botanical Shakespeare from HarperDesign/HarperCollins.
Ramon Jimenez, Independent Scholar.
Thomas J. Slakey, Tutor (retired) St. Mary’s College,  Annapolis Maryland.
Lisa Tromovitch, Professor UOP, Artistic Director, Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
*There was a misprint of Ms. Quealy’s credentials earlier. The above is correct.

Second Event: Performances of “The Lost Plays of Shakespeare”

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‘The Case of the Goofy Groom’: A Live Radio Drama!

“The Case of the Goofy Groom” continues California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage” radio drama series!

Will the newlyweds survive their wedding day?

The Case of the Goofy GroomJust 10 bucks! Sit back with a free glass of wine and travel back to a day when the best Murder Mysteries took place in your own living room! You’ll be part of the studio audience as we present a live radio drama from 1946, in which Nick and Nora Charles show class, sass and a lot of brass!

The Third Age will present this thrilling Murder Mystery, Saturday, March 24 at 8 PM, and Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM, in The Wilkerson Theatre at 1725 25th Street in Midtown Sacramento.

California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage,” a professionally oriented company of senior actors, creates and presents theatrical productions for our audiences.

The company’s live audience readings of vintage mystery, comedy and dramatic radio scripts (with sound effects) will be heard over radio station KUBU-FM (96.5). We will follow up with productions of these and other memorable scripts on one of our stages.

Call 916-451-5822, or email us at calstage@gmail.com for further information.

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’Tween Earth and Sky: Irish Tales of the Supernatural

California Stage presents master storyteller Mark Lyon, March 2nd-11th

Irish Tales, Mark Lyon
Actor, storyteller, playwright and lyric tenor, Mark Lyon

Journey back to a time, long ago, when Ireland was filled with enchantment and bedevilment brought about by supernatural entities who dwell within the invisible world ‘Tween Earth and Sky; a time when a decent Irish man could hardly poke his nose outside the door of his own cottage without chancing upon spirits and witches and all manner of fairy folk who have the ability to bring either good luck or bad luck to mere mortals such as you and I.

Portraying twenty different roles, actor and playwright, Mark Lyon, who is called “a master storyteller” by the Times Colonist of Victoria, Canada, weaves a magical spell through the dramatization of six Irish tales of the supernatural. The tales range from a clever lad’s attempt to outwit a leprechaun to a fiddler lured into the hall of the fairies, to a fatal churchyard wraith, to stones which weep tears of regret, to a financially ruined aristocrat’s desperate bargain with the Devil and a rogue’s harrowing journey seeking redemption while a talking corpse clutches tightly to his back.

The show will be presented at the California Stage, March 2, 3, 9 & 10 at 8:00 pm; March 4 at 2:00 pm and March 11 at 7:00 pm.

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