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Observing WWI Centennial with R.C. Sherriff’s “Journey’s End”

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.

Journey's EndIn 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

Opening Our 23rd Season of Challenging Plays with a World Premiere!

California Stage one of six theaters in the U.S. chosen to present “The Vanishing Point”

California Stage will bring four provocative plays to Sacramento audiences throughout 2014.  The theatre will open its 23rd season with the world premiere of Nedra Pezold Roberts’ captivating new drama The Vanishing Point, followed by RC Sherriff’s Journey’s End, Peter Weiss’ Marat/Sade, and Rick Foster’s Love Isadora.

The Vanishing PointCalifornia Stage is one of six theaters in the United States chosen to present an award-winning world premiere from the American Association of Community Theaters’ first annual AACTNewPlayFest.  The Vanishing Point by Nedra Pezold Roberts, chosen from 250 entries, tells the powerful story of one family in danger of disintegrating almost as quickly as the fragile Louisiana bayous on which they’ve depended for centuries. The play will open March 29th to run five weekends through April 27th, 2014 and will be directed by Ray Tatar. Continue reading