Capital Stage presents ‘The Real Thing’
Capital Stage continues its ninth season, The Homefront: Soul-Stirring plays, with a love story told with the sharp wit of celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard.
The 1984 Tony Award-winning play “The Real Thing” illuminates the mysteries of love and the complexities of marriage. Capital Stage’s production will be directed by Janis Stevens and will run Jan. 22 through Feb 23.
The play follows two show-biz couples whose onstage work has begun to blend with reality, forcing both marriages to the brink. Winner of the 1984 Tony Award for Best Play and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Revival, “The Real Thing” is an intellectually and emotionally engaging backstage comedy that explores concepts of love, marriage and fidelity in classic Stoppard style.
Capital Stage’s Associate Artist Janis Stevens directs the ensemble featuring Jamie Kale, Luke Myers, John Pasha, Elyse Sharp, Megan Smith, Ryan Snyder and Michael Wiles. The design team includes Stephen Jones (scenic), Gail Russel (costumes) and Les Solomon (lighting).
Performances for “The Real Thing” will begin with three previews at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, and 8 p.m. on Jan. 23 & 24. The production will open at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25. Showtimes will be Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. General tickets range from $26 to $38. Discount tickets are available as follows: Preview tickets are $20; Student Rush tickets are half-priced; Senior Sunday matinee tickets are $32; and group rates are available for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage box office at 2215 J St. in Sacramento, by phone at (916) 995-5464 or online at capstage.org.