California Stage presents “Social Distance Theater”: a variety of theater, music, poetry and art shows from July 4th through Oct 31st, 2020!
We’re coming down the final stretch now — it’s been a wonderful summer and fall of entertainment! Local performing arts companies and individual performers are presenting live music, bits and pieces of plays, stirring stories, poems and more for a limited socially-distanced audience, outdoors at California Stage! (Scroll down for the full schedule.)
California Stage has built a stage in the open-air courtyard with small group, safe-distance seating, to host a spiritually resuscitative time for all of us getting Covid stir-crazy!
It’s all happening at the California Stage Arts Complex in our fabulous Open Air Courtyard, 1723 25th Street (25th and R), Sacramento.
Get out of the house and enjoy some relaxing early-evening entertainment this summer! Masks are recommended but not required.
List of acts that appeared in the Social Distance Theater series:
July 4th: Jessica Malone and Goriki. July 11th: Steve and Francesca Homan. July 25th: The Henry Robinett Group. Aug 1st: Proxy Moon. Aug 8th: Eva Nicholson from Surface Tension with Kathleen and Patrick Minor of You, You, You, with James Israel, singer/songwriter opening. Aug 15th: Red’s Blues, Fenix Dance and Drum, and The Talent Bazaar by Resurrection Theater, with opening act guitarist David Kamminga. Aug 22nd: Todd Morgan and the Emblems, with Margret Moreau Resurrection Theater opening. Aug 29th: Midtown Creepers, with opening act Jacam Manricks. Sept 5th: The O’Mally Sisters, with opening act storytellers Jan Haag and Jessica Dailey-Keithline. Sept 12th: Tim Holt, with opening act James Israel. Sept 19th: Shelley Burns and Thomas Molina and the Yuppie Liberation Front. Sept 26th: Steve and Francisca Homan, with opening act Fenix Drum and Dance. Oct 3rd: Henry Robinett. Oct 10th: Jessica Malone with Giorgi Khokhobashvili. Opening act: Frankie McCabe. Oct 17th: Dr. Rock & The Stuff. Opening act: Strapped for Cash. Oct 24th: David Houston and String Theory. Opening act: Singer/songwriter James Israel. Oct 31st: Free Halloween spooky stories for children and family.
Coming in May: Two thrilling Radio Dramas, presented before a live audience!
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According to Carol Cullens, Program Director of Third Age Onstage, “A top-notch cast of local stage stars is returning to our studio theater at California Stage, bringing two interesting and spine-tingling crime stories. Presented back-to-back, each of these stories involves a threatened inheritance, a big swindle, and two murders. It will take two heavyweight detectives to solve these mysteries.”
Lies, Love and Loyalty is an adaptation of Thomas Bailey Aldrich’s short story (originally titled Margery Daw), published in the Atlantic Monthly Magazine in 1873.
One summer, John Flemming slipped on a discarded lemon peel and broke his leg. This accident resulted in a series of events that challenged the commitment of Edward Delaney — John’s old school friend — to write to John and distract him from his pain while his injury heals. Unfortunately, Edward’s letters were all lies. But those very words also caused John to lose his heart to a young woman, sight unseen. Before the story ends, their long-term friendship is in desperate need of salvation, and Edward Delaney learns more about love and loyalty than he ever wanted to know. Continue reading →
Drama Desk Award Nominee Janis Stevens is portraying Dorothea Puente in California Stage’s newly commissioned play on Sacramento’s infamous boarding house murders.
The play has had a tremendous response, and all shows have sold out.
Janis is very pleased to return to California Stage to star in the premiere of Mark Loewenstern’s new play. Her extensive credits as an actress are known from Maine to NYC to Florida and back across the USA to the theaters in her hometown, Sacramento. Janis’s directing credits at California Stage include award winning productions like: Widowers’ Houses; Love, Isadora; Winter’s Waltz and Reckless. Director Megan Cooper said that Janis Stevens’ characterization of Dorothea Puente at a public reading last year astounded everybody and we were overjoyed to give her the role. Continue reading →
Though you may never have heard of him, Sir Twaddle Dreck has been disgracing the stage for decades. His spectacular failures in theatre’s greatest roles is legendary. Spend seventy minutes being regaled by this ridiculous raconteur as he recalls the highs and lows of a life lived in talentless oblivion!
October 27 – November 24, 2019 Sun 10/27 7pm, Sun 11/03 7pm,
Sun 11/10 7pm, Sun 11/17 7pm, Sun 11/24 7pm
In the Wilkerson Theater, 1723 25th Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
Richard began writing “Dancing Naked in the Universe” over twenty years ago. He asserts that he now has it right! While Mr. Winters has flatly stated that he will not act the “dancing” part out, he cannot be trusted, and so, fair warning for the faint of heart.
October 26 – November 22, 2019 Sat 10/26 8pm, Sat 11/02 8pm, Sun 11/03 2pm, Sat 11/09 8pm, Sat 11/16 8pm, Sun 11/17 2pm, Fri 11/22 8pm