Friday, October 30, 2009

Casting for "Santaland Diaries" & "Fiction"

Announcement from Capital Stage

Casting for Santaland Diaries and Fiction

Santaland Diaries

Directed by Janis Stevens
Featuring Gary Wright* November 27 - December 27, 2009
(Opening Night: Friday, December 4, at 8 p.m.)


Directed by Peter Mohrmann
Featuring Stephanie Gularte*, Janis Stevens* and Eric Wheeler*
January 22 - February 28, 2010
(Opening Night: Friday, January 29 at 8pm)

*Denotes membership in Actor's Equity Association

This holiday season Capital Stage will present the David Sedaris cult-hit Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. Capital Stage associate artist Janis Stevens will direct actor Gary Wright (formerly of the Foothill Theatre Company) in this sardonic one-man holiday tour-de-force.

In January, Capital Stage continues its fifth season with Steven Dietz's Fiction. Part mystery, part romance Fiction will be directed by Capital Stage associate artist Peter Mohrmann and will feature Capital Stage regulars, artistic director Stephanie Gularte, associate artist Janis Stevens and Eric Wheeler. Performances for Santaland Diaries will begin with five previews on Friday, November 27, at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 28, at 7 p.m., Sunday, November 29, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, at 7 p.m., and Thursday, December 3, at 8 p.m. Santaland Diaries will open on Friday, December 4, 2009, at 8 p.m.. Performances continue through December 27, 2009.

Performances for Fiction will begin with four previews on Friday, January 22, at 8 p.m., Saturday, January 23, at 7 p.m., Sunday, January 24, at 2 p.m. and Thursday, January 28, at 8 p.m. Fiction will open on Friday, January 29, at 8 p.m. Performances continue through February 28, 2010.

Tickets to both productions are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, 916-995-5464 or online at For more information on Santaland Diaries, Fiction and the rest of the 2009-10 Capital Stage season visit:

Mission: Capital Stage Company's mission is to be a dynamic leader in the evolution of the contemporary live theatre landscape in the Capital region and to passionately engage audiences in the art of live storytelling with bold, innovative plays performed by professional artists, in an intimate, up-close setting. With a strong commitment to expanding the base of working artists in the greater Sacramento region, we shall develop a company of actors, directors, writers, designers, and technical staff who are dedicated to bringing bold, lively productions of contemporary and classic plays to our community.

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