California Stage presents master storyteller Mark Lyon, March 2nd-11th
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.
California Stage Theater (R25) opens the 2018 season with the world premiere production of Winter’s Waltz, written by renowned local playwright Richard Broadhurst and directed by Elly award winning actor and director Janis Stevens.
Set in the 1970s New York City, two strangers embark on a cat and mouse game after one invites the other into his apartment. As they toy with one another, they explore what it means to live and die.
Playwright Richard Broadhurst has been both an actor and writer for almost 50 years. As a writer, Richard has had plays produced all over the country, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the William Inge Theatre Festival. He has written a number of screenplays, which have been optioned, one recently by Ed Asner’s production company (GrantWorks).
Director Janis Stevens has worked as both an actress and director in theatres nationally and internationally. She won the Elly Award for her direction of Love, Isadora at CalStage. She directed the American Stage Company production of Sex With Strangers, which was nominated by Theatre Tampa Bay. She is a Capital Stage Artistic Associate and received Sacramento’s Elly Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2015. Continue reading →
Two friends from high school reunite after many years in “Porch Time – A Cabaret” – One night only, Sunday, August 6th!
Come join Margery Bailey and Megan Cooper, two friends from Sacramento High School, at California Stage as they reunite after many, many years and discover the life the other has led. On August 6th at 5pm, take a break from the heat and enjoy the cool sounds of Bailey and Cooper.
Grab a glass of wine or cool beverage and join Margery Bailey and Megan Cooper as they relax, sing, and recount stories of their pasts, hopes for the future, set the world to rights, with maybe a little “pontifidrinking” thrown in there.
Margery Bailey has performed regularly in Northern California, where she has sold out cabarets in San Francisco and Sacramento and was a regular at The Plush Room in San Francisco and Max’s Opera Café in Sacramento. Favorite shows include: Falsettos with Lambda Players here in Sacramento, Night of the Iguana in Berkeley and Serenity an original rock musical in San Francisco. Ms. Bailey has also taught yoga all over the world, including: Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oregon, Seattle, Chicago, Hawaii, New York, Tel Aviv, and Mexico. Continue reading →