‘Winter’s Waltz’ to run Jan 19th through Feb 18th
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
Geoffrey Pond will perform in this California Stage production
California Stage presents I’m Always Drunk in San Francisco, a loving tribute to the culture and history of one of the greatest cities in the world by some of the greatest writers of all time. San Francisco history comes to life with the words of Jack Kerouac, Mark Twain, Jack London, H.L. Mencken and Gary Kamiya. Conceived, performed and co-written by Geoffrey Pond and directed by Robert Ernst.
Pond has transformed stories originally written for publications, such as Colliers Magazine, into a series of lively monologues. Stories include: Jack Kerouac’s account of the famous Six Gallery poetry reading in 1955 where Ginsberg’s poem “Howl!” was first read and the Beat scene was born; Jack London’s terrifying eyewitness account of the ’06 earthquake and fire; H.L. Mencken’s humorous little-known story of the bourbon-fueled 1920 Democratic National Convention at the then newly built San Francisco (Bill Graham) Civic Auditorium; and Mark Twain’s impressions of 1860’s San Francisco, including his first public lecture at The Academy of Music on Pine Street. Pond also shares the poetic and historic writings from Gary Kamiya, the author of San Francisco: The Cool Gray City of Love, editor of San Francisco Magazine and San Francisco Chronicle columnist. Continue reading