Thursday, January 8, 2009

Capital Stage to host first GLBT Night

Capital Stage will host its first GLBT Night on Friday, February 6. Thanks to Cap Stage, this will be the first "Out & Bold" night for the GLBT community in Sacramento. Out & Bold is an opportunity for members and friends of the GLBT community to meet new people, enjoy a drink, and experience Capital Stage's bold, intimate, live theatre.

The series will feature a pre-show wine reception with delectables by Patty Kates of El Dorado Hills starting at 7:00 p.m. aboard the Delta King. It will be followed by a performance of Theresa Rebeck's The Scene at 8:00 p.m.. A post-performance chat with the artists will immediately follow the performance.

The regular ticket price of $24 includes admission to the show and both the pre-show and post-show events. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, 916-995-5464 or online at The Scene is what Rebeck calls a "perverse retelling of (W. Somerset Maugham's) Of Human Bondage."

The lives of four New Yorkers on the fringes of the entertainment industry are explored in this shrewd and racy comedy centered around Charlie, an out-of-work actor, and his TV producer wife, Stella. When Charlie meets Clea - a knockout fresh off a bus from Ohio - his life is turned upside down.

Using the surreal world of Manhattan partygoers as its background, Theresa Rebeck's stylish drama examines the empty narcissism of American pop culture. Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called The Scene "the most accomplished and rewarding play in the 2006 Humana Festival."

Stephanie Gularte, Capital Stage's artistic director, directs actors Christina Anselmo, Scott Coopwood, Ken Figeroid, and Elena Wright.

The Scene is intended for mature audiences.

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