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Capital Stage is testing the boundaries of trust and suspicion in its new provocative drama "Fiction" by Steven Dietz.
The theater's description of the play tells of two married writers, Michael and Linda, who decide to read each others' diaries and find that their relationship is not as open as it seems.As a woman emerges from the pages, the realization that trust and betrayal both exist begins to change the way they understand the past and the present.
Production designer Jonathan Williams describes the twists and turns of "Fiction" best with a line from the play: "The lies begin when we lift the pen."
Dietz has written over 20 original plays since the 80's, many of which revolve around the theme of betrayal.
"Dietz is a vibrant voice in modern theater" Williams said
The play was selected for the Capital Stage because it falls into the theater's long-standing tradition of bringing newer works to Sacramento.
"'Fiction' is a highly theatrical piece told from the present, reflecting," Williams said.
Capital Stage's production is directed by Peter Mohrmann and performed by Janis Stevens, Eric Wheeler and Stephanie Gularte.
The play opens Friday and continues through Feb. 28 at the Capital Stage, which is aboard the Riverboat Delta King at 1000 Front St.
Performances are Thursday through Sunday and recommended for a mature audience.
Tickets range in price from $12 to $32 depending on the show's date and time.
Purchasing tickets beforehand is recommended.
Picture from Capital Theater