Tuesday, July 21, 2009

(l to r: Altholz, Webber, Gularte.
Courtesy photo)
Sacramento’s Capital Stage currently offers Reina Hardy’s Erratica as a world premiere. Now 27, Hardy conceived the play at 18 as a monolog, then developed it into a play at 20. What’s more remarkable is its sophistication and wit.

At the center of the story is Samantha Stafford (Stepanie Gularte) writing a book about Shakespeare and toying with a possible affair with a student.

Complications ensue from the loss of an Elizabethan diary, pressure from an exploitive promoter (Jamie Jones), and the penetrating analysis that Stafford gets from the ghost of Christopher Marlow (Danny Webber). Directed by Michael Stevenson, the play also features fine performances by Stephanie Altholz as a jealous student and Jack Hooper as a “cowboy librarian.”

For a review and more details, go to http://www.villagelife.com/story.php?id=691.0.

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