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‘Rapture …’ offers unflinching look at gender politics

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season with the Sacramento Premiere of Pulitzer Prize finalist “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” marks the Capital Stage directorial debut of frequent Capital Stage collaborator Shannon Mahoney. “Rapture, Blister, Burn” will run March 11 through April 12. After grad school, Catherine and Gwen chose polar opposite […]

No Comment / March 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage’s apprentice actors tackle sexual politics

SACRAMENTO — Capital Stage continues its commitment to training the next generation of professional artists with the presentation of “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” by David Mamet. The Third Annual Apprentice Showcase features the work of the 2014-15 Capital Stage Apprentice Corps, and all aspects of the production-acting, directing, design and administration-will be done by the […]

Comments Off / January 25, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Ethical lines blurred in ‘Ideation’

SACRAMENTO — Capital Stage continues it’s 10th anniversary season with the 2014 Glickman Award Winner for Best New Play, “Ideation” by San Francisco playwright Aaron Loeb. A psychological suspense thriller in which a group of corporate consultants work together on a mysterious and ethically ambiguous project —  written with Aaron Loeb’s darkly comic edge — the […]

Comments Off / January 18, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

NEA chairman coming to Cap Stage for arts discussion

The National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council will host From Surveys to Solutions: Engaging Audiences in the Arts on Monday, Jan. 12, at Capital Stage Company in Midtown Sacramento. This event will include an announcement by NEA Chairman Jane Chu of three new NEA research reports that explore who participates in the arts and why, as […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

This elf gets grumpy

Aaron Wilton performs as Crumpet the Elf in Capital Stage's "The Santaland Diaries," now playing at the Sacramento theater
Photo by Charr Crail

Capital Stage presents a limited run of David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” adapted by Joe Mantello. In time for the holidays, Capital Stage continues its ninth season with a production perfect for the humbug in all of us. For mature elves only, this play expresses the many frustrations associated with the season’s festivities with the […]

Comments Off / November 30, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cap Stage presents ‘Anna Karenina’

Actress Lenne Klingaman plays the titular role in Capital Stage's production of "Anna Karenina." Courtesy photo

Capital Stage continues its 10th anniversary season, Moving Between Worlds, with the Sacramento premiere of Helen Edmundson’s award-winning adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel “Anna Karenina.” William Faulkner called Tolstoy’s enduring work “the best novel ever written” and the Times called Edmundon’s play “an exemplary adaptation.” Capital Stage’s production will be directed by founding Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte and will feature Lenne […]

Comments Off / October 09, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Family dynamics come out in “Tribes”

Capital Stage opens its 10th Anniversary Season, themed Moving Between Worlds: The Ever-Changing Human Landscape, with “Tribes” by Nina Raine. The Wall Street Journal calls “Tribes” “the best-written, best plotted, deepest, most daring-and funniest-new play in recent years.” Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, “Tribes” has received critical acclaim in both […]

Comments Off / August 21, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »