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"BAKERSFIELD MIST" a comedy-drama by Stephen Sachs
Performances are April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM and the 19th at 2:00 PM
Maude, a fifty something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks at a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she's now convinced it's a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailor home in Bakesfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.
"I HAVE BEFORE ME A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT GIVEN TO ME BY A YOUNG
LADY FROM RWANDA" by Sonja Linden
Performances are May 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30 and May 17 at 2:00 PM
It is 2004 and Juliette has fled the genocide in Rwanda and is living in a hostel in London. She goes to a refugee center where she meets Simon, a professor and poet who's job it is to help the refugees write short stories or poems as a way to help with the pain of their experiences in Rwanda. Juliette has however written a book. She intends to get Simon to arrange for its publication. This is a wonderful story of two people from different worlds that form a bond neither would have ever expected.
"WALTER CRONKITE IS DEAD" a comedy-drama by Joe Calarco
Performances are May 29, 30, June 5 and 6 at 7:30 PM and May 31 at 2:00 PM
A fierce thunderstorm has shut down airports up and down the east coast. Two women, who appear to have nothing in common, are stuck at Reagan International Airpor.t Patty is a chatty southernor, a blue-collar woman from a red state, who is almost physically unable to tolerate silence. Margaret is a Washingtonian, reserved, educated, liberal and not intterested in sharing her thoughts, or her table, with Patty. Forced to sit together, the two have no choice but to share the table. Then soon they add a bottle of wine and begin to talk . . . and to listen. Their conversation is funny, difficult and deeply revealing. Patty and Margaret share details of their lives that lead them to a place of kinship neither of them could have imagined.
"THE CHRISTIANS" by Lucas Hnath
Performances are July 10, 11, 12 17 and 18 at 7:30 PM and the 12th at 2:00 PM
Twenty years ago, Pastor Paul's church was a modest store front. Today it it is a congregation of thousands. There are classrooms for Sunday school, a baptismal font as big as a swimming pool and a coffee shop in the lobby. Today Paul is about to preach a sermon that will shake the very foundation of his church's belief. This is a big little play about faith in America ---- and the trouble with changing your mind.
"AGES OF THE MOON" a drama by Sam Shepard
Performances are August 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM and the 23rd at 2:00 PM
A gruff, affecting and funny play. Byron and Ames are old friends, reunited by mutual desperation. Over glasses of bourbon, they sit, reflect and bicker --- until years of love, friendship and rivalry are put to the test at the barrel of a gun.
"IT'S ONLY A PLAY" a comedy by Terrance McNally
Performances are October 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7:30PM and the 4th at 2:00 PM
It is the opening night of "The Golden Egg" on Broadway and Julia Budder, The wealthy producer, is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs, the celebrities are pouring in but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out in the producer's bedroom, waiting for the reviews to come in. The good natured fun with which the evening begins, starts to change (for the funnier) as the reviews come in (all bad) and the assembled characters, the director, actors, a would be actor from the midwest and even a cab driver begin desperatly placing the blame on all but themselves.
This is a funny, funny show!
"RABBIT HOLE" a drama by David Lindsay Abaire
Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize
Performancxes are November 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 7:30 PM and the 15th at 2:00 PM
Becca and Howie have everything, a family could want until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. The loss of a young son changes everything. The play charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.
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"When you come into the theatre, you have to say, we're all here to undergo a communion, to find out what the hell is going on in the world."
David Mamet ""