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A Year of Premieres

California Stage Announces its 24th Season

California Stage will mount four professional and world premiere productions throughout 2015 as part of its 24th Season. This “Year of Premieres” will begin with the West Coast premiere of local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s Italian Opera, followed by a summer of new and local voices as featured in the SacSoloSeries and Comics Come Alive!, and wrap up with the local premiere of Johanna H. Kraus’ Angel in the Night.

Opening February 20th, local playwright Leslie Lewinter-Suskind’s zany send-up Italian Opera roasts the art, the business, and everything in between. Lewinter-Suskind’s hilarious operetta will feature Michael RJ Campbell, dubbed 2014’s Best Local Actor in Sacramento by the Sacramento News and Review, and Elly Award-winning actress Janet Motenko among others under the direction of California Stage’s own multi-award-winning director Ray Tatar.

Richard Winters
Richard Winters

This summer, starting on June 12th, California Stage’s SacSoloSeries will present two world premiere one-man-plays by beloved local actors Richard Winters (The Vanishing Point) and Robert Lautz. Winters’ Sleeping in the Middle of the Bed gives the author’s kaleidoscopic account of internet age divorce and dating, while The Third Date comically explores Lautz’ victory over cancer. The two shows will run in repertory in the Dennis Wilkerson Theater. 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