Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mauritius Cast Announced at Cap Stage

Sacramento, CA - August 12, 2010 Capital Stage announces a first-rate cast for Mauritius (maw-rish-uhs), the first show of its 2010-11 "Season of Premieres." Capital Stage co-founder and artistic associate Jonathan Rhys Williams (Hunter Gatherers, American Buffalo) as Sterling, leads the stellar cast that includes B Street Theatre veterans Kurt Johnson (Dennis) and John Lamb (Phillip) along with Sacramento actress Kristine David (Jackie) and bay area actress, Lauren Bloom (Mary), Michael Stevenson (Erratica: An Academic Farce, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) will direct.

The edge-of-your-seat, gripping dark comedy is written by Theresa Rebeck, and focuses on two estranged half-sisters who inherit a book of extremely rare stamps. And like the infamous Maltese Falcon, the Mauritius stamp becomes the fraught object of desire for an assortment of shady characters with different and mysterious backgrounds and motives.

Mauritius is the third Sacramento premiere of a Theresa Rebeck production produced by Capital Stage. Previous Rebeck plays at Capital Stage include The Scene and Bad Dates. Ms. Rebeck also writes for TV, film and has published the book, "Free Fire Zone."

The creative team will include Stephen Charles Jones (scenic design), Nancy Pipkin (costume design) and Ron Madonia (lighting design).

Mauritius, the first production of Capital Stage's sixth season, will begin previews at the Delta King Theatre on October 8, 2010 and will open on Friday, October 15 at 8pm.
Capital Stage's 2010-11 Season of Premieres

Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck A Sacramento Premiere
October 8 - November 7, 2010 (Opening Night: October 15)

"...a corkscrew-twist drama of suspense that crackles..."-NY Times

reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute A Sacramento Premiere
January 21- February 20, 2011 (Opening Night: March 18)

"...the freshest and most illuminating American dialogue to be heard anywhere..." -NY Times

Master Class by Terrence McNally A Sacramento Premiere
March 11 - April 10, 2011 (Opening Night: March 18)
"Get a ticket: MASTER CLASS is mesmerizing theater." -Star-Ledge

TBA A Sacramento Premiere
April 29 - May 22, 2011 (Opening Night: May 6)

Capital Stage is currently in negotiations for an exciting regional premiere which will be announced in June 2010.

Or, by Liz Duffy Adams A Sacramento Premiere
June 17 - July 17, 2011 (Opening Night: June 24)
"Rollickin' bodice-ripping farce...suitably smart and sexy." -New York Post

Plus: Two Holiday Offerings:

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)
by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald, & John K. Alvarez
November 26 - December 30, 2010 (Opening Night: November 27)

It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry
December 19-26, 2010 (Opening Night: December 19)
Capital Stage Company's 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.

While part of the mission of any theater company is to entertain its audience, we at Capital Stage feel strongly that the productions we mount address issues that are vital to understanding the society we live in and ourselves as human beings in that society. We address themes of power and manipulation in relationships between men and women, children and parents, and organizations and individuals. We invite audiences to question the ethics and meaning of art, the definitions of sanity and intelligence, and the line between exploitation and legitimate relationship. We believe that in a large and growing urban environment, where individuals and groups are constantly bombarded with information and demands for decisions, the need for thoughtful examination of our interactions in society has never been greater.

Capital Stage is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization

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