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STC Ends One Season, Announces Another

The two final productions of the Sacramento Theatre Company’s 73rd season perfectly represent the year’s theme: Fate, Fantasy and Forgiveness. The first play – “Mothers and Sons,” which closes Sunday – is all about forgiveness (learning how to give it) and the second show – “Man of La Mancha,”...

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Review Theater

‘Family Cabins’ is Not Only Good, It’s Important

Mental illness is a tough and touchy subject. Like shoes, it comes in many styles, from “simple” depression to full-blown schizophrenia. Anyone who doesn’t have the disorder—or know someone who does—has no way of knowing the fear, frustration and (frequent) failure of dealing with...

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Community Voice Theater

Love Stories and More on Local Stages

Wednesday might be a conundrum for some. It is both Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day, not exactly complementary events. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the 46 days ending in Easter. It is a day of fasting and meditation. Valentine’s Day is all about romance and celebration. What to do...

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Arts Theater

Local Theaters have New Homes for the New Year

Two local theater companies — B Street Theatre and Celebration Arts — have new homes beginning in 2018. Meanwhile, another theater company — Runaway Stage Productions — has hit a snag with its planned new building in West Sacramento, and Davis Musical Theatre Company...

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Last Chance for Several Fine Holiday Shows

As the days race toward Christmas and then the new year, the time to see several fine holiday shows is running out. It can be said without prejudice that Capital Stage has reason for pride in its holiday program “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” This romantic comedy by Lauren...

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Review Theater

The Art of Playwright Shines in Two New Plays

The only tool a playwright has is his or her words, yet “You can’t be too in love with them,” says local playwright Sean Patrick Nill, whose play ‘Kings of America’ has its world premiere Saturday at Sacramento Theatre Company. Nill, 26, completed a playwriting...

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Arts Theater

B Street is not afraid of ‘Virginia Woolf’

Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is a drama about a marriage on the rocks — one that has been a wreck for decades. But the play is more than that. It is a study of how illusions and delusions sometimes help us through difficulties and how they also can...

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In the City Theater

Sacramento Loses as Celebration Arts Goes Dark

UPDATE: One potential new home for Celebration Arts was the soon-to-be-former B Street Theatre site at 2711 B Street. The two-theater site is up for sale now that B Street Theatre is moving to its new performing arts complex on the corner of 27th and Capitol in Midtown. Wheatley had hoped to occupy...

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Review Theater

The Play’s the Thing This Weekend

Shakespeare said it: The play’s the thing. And this weekend, there are plenty of “things” to be enjoyed on local stages. This is the final weekend for many of these shows, so act quickly. Celebration Arts has extended its production of James Baldwin’s “The Amen...

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