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Call-Out for Artists for 2019 “Sac Open Studios” Tour

Verge Center for the Arts has announced a call-out for local artists to participate in the 2019 Sac Open Studios, the region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious artist studio tour program. Member registration is open March 1-31 followed by non-member registration April 15-May 15. The highly...

Arts Theater

This Weekend: Classic Irish Drama and “Hamlet” on Stage

There are many tragedies of war. More than enough to go around. They are on the battlefield, of course, but those who fight and live return with wounds both physical and psychological. Meanwhile, other effects of war, including disillusionment, distrust, anger and angst, affect everyone. In Sean...

Big Idea
Arts Review

“Wit” at Big Idea Shows Lots of Wisdom; Plus Two Last Chances

Genuinely moving an audience to tears without violence or manipulation is not easy. However, “Wit,” Margaret Edson’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, now at Big Idea Theatre, is a tearjerker without pretense. It is a virtual one-woman show about a patient during her final hours, dying from...

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Arts Review

Some Funny Stuff is Going on on Local Stages

Whomever said “dying is easy, comedy is hard,” was half right at best. Comedy is hard, as two shows now on stage prove – one more successfully than the other. “House on Haunted Hill,” suggested by the 1959 Vincent Price horror film, is an example of funny done exactly right. Adapted by Dave Pierini...

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