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THURS. & SAT! ‘The Case of the Careless Client’

“The Case of the Careless Client,” this Thursday & Saturday, Feb. 8th & 10th, in the Wilkerson Theatre, California Stage!

California Stage presents The Case of the Careless Client, a live radio drama, will be staged in the Wilkerson Theatre at the R25 Arts Center, Thursday, Feb 8th at 8pm and Saturday, Feb 10th at 2pm.

John Garlock
Company member John Garlock.

On his very first visit to America, Hercule Poirot discovers … (what else?) … a dead body!

For 10 bucks, you’ll get a glass of wine and a trip back to a day when the best Murder Mysteries took place in your own living room! Be a part of the studio audience as we present a live radio drama from 1946, in which Hercule Poirot, seeking an apartment in New York City, instead finds … Murder!

The Third Age, an ongoing live radio drama series, will present this thrilling Murder Mystery. Continue reading

World Premiere of Winter’s Waltz to Open 27th Season at California Stage

‘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.

Winter’s Waltz, California StageSet 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

‘The Thing in the Window’: Live Radio Drama – This Weekend Only!

Second of the “Third Age – Onstage” live radio drama series!

The Thing in the Window, the latest in a live radio drama series presented by California Stage, will play this weekend only in the Three Penny Theatre!

Live Radio Drama at CalStage“Mr. Aimes sees a dead man in the window across the way .”

10 Bucks and a glass of wine, and you can travel back in time when radio stations presented the very best in Murder Mysteries. Be part of the studio audience as we present a radio drama from 1946 that features a man who thinks he sees a dead body in the window opposite his … and watch what  happens when he goes to investigate!

The Three Penny Theatre  will present The Thing in the Window  this Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 8PM, and Sunday at 2PM, at 1725 25th Street in midtown Sacramento.

Sacramento’s California Stage will continue to present “Third Age – Onstage” series over the next few months. A professionally oriented company of senior actors create and present  these theatrical productions for Sacramento audiences.

The company will present a group of vintage radio scripts (mystery, comedy, etc) in readings — sound effects and all — before live audiences. They will be broadcast over radio station KUBU-FM (96.5).

BUY TICKETS HERE or call 916-451-5822!