Thursday, November 19, 2009

B Steet Family Series Season


The B Street Theatre is pleased to present its seventh Family Series season for young audiences.

The Family Series begins with an original adaptation of Pinocchio from the famous Italian folktale by Carlo Collodi. Featuring highly stylized theatrical movement, Pinocchio follows the plight of wood carver Gepetto, whose latest creation, a pine puppet, mysteriously comes to life. Pinocchio is written by B Street actor, director and writer David Pierini. Elisabeth Nunziato directs.

The second show of the season is The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Adapted from a variety of source material by Jerry R. Montoya, The Conductor tells the thrilling story of Harriet Tubman, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union spy during the American Civil War, and her successful efforts to rescue over seventy slaves using the network of anti-slavery activists and safe houses known as the Underground Railroad

The final offering of our 2009-2010 season is Beauty and the Beast. Loosely based on the classic French Fairy tale: La Belle et la BĂȘte, Beauty and the Beast will retell the tale of Belle’s captivity at the hands of the Beast, and her quest to understand the true nature of love. Using original music, Beauty and the Beast will retell this popular children’s tale in the humorous fashion of the French Farce. Beauty and the Beast will be written and directed by B Street artistic director Buck Busfield.

All plays will be original adaptations written by B Street Theatre staff.
Veteran actor, writer and director David Pierini will handle the writing assignment for Pinocchio; associate producer Jerry Montoya for The Conductor, and B Street artistic director Buck Busfield will pen Beauty and the Beast.

The B Street Theatre Family Series is California’s only fully professional, resident series for young audiences, based outside of Los Angeles. Opened in 2003 with Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, the Family Series has produced 24 plays, 13 of which have been original plays or original adaptations.

Schedule & Tickets

Previews: November 21 @1:00 p.m.
Opens: November 21 @ 4:00 p.m.
Runs: Saturdays & Sundays at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. through January 4, 2010.
Additional Public Performances: November 27 @ 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.; December 22 & 23 @ 1:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m., & December 24 @ 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m; December 29, 30 & 31 @ 1:00 p.m.

The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Previews: January 30 @ 1:00 p.m. Opens: January 30 @ 4:00 p.m. Runs: Saturdays & Sunday at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. through March 14.

Beauty and the Beast
Previews: April 10 at 1:00 p.m.; Opens: April 10 @ 4:00 p.m. Runs: Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. through May 23rd.

Children (18 and under): $15.00 Adults: $22.00
Box Office: (916)443-5300.

All B Street Theatre Family Series shows will be at the B Street Theatre’s B-2 Space. 2727 B Street behind Stanford Park Baseball Field at 27th and C Streets.

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