Friday, April 24, 2009

Capital Stage makes (or unmakes) history

Received from Capital Stage in Sacramento

The Complete History of America (abridged): May 9 - June 21, 2009

"What the 'Daily Show' might be like if it were hosted by the Marx Brothers." Boston Herald

Sacramento, CA -April 23, 2009 - Capital Stage will bring 600 years of American history to the stage when "The Complete History of America (abridged)" opens on Friday, May 15, 2009.

Cast members Eric Wheeler, Gary Martinez and Jonathan Rhys Williams return to Capital Stage to take audiences on a rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History. Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a light bulb? History has never been this much fun. Or as delightfully, ridiculously mutilated as in the hands of Eric, Gary and Jonathan, covering 600 years of our nation's history in under two hours in this irreverent send-up!

Performances will begin with three previews on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, May 14, at 8 p.m. Opening day is Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m., and the show continues through June 21.

Showtimes will be Thursdays through Sundays: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $24-$32. Discount tickets are available as follows: preview tickets $15, Thursday student tickets $12, Sunday matinees senior tickets $18. Group rates available for groups of 15 or more. Tickets are currently on sale at the Capital Stage Box Office, 916-995-5464, or online at

The Pilothouse Restaurant offers a specially priced menu for theatre patrons. Reservations can be made through the box office.

The Complete History of America (abridged) is directed by Stephanie Gularte and is sponsored by The Davidsen Group and Wells Fargo.

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