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September 27, 2013
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Local theater options abound

This is a great weekend to get out and see some community theater. Fresh off a successful year for Nevada County theater at last week’s regional community theater awards, the Ellys, there are plenty of productions to choose from today and tomorrow, with the curtain set to close on three of the shows this weekend.

LeGacy Productions’ presentation of the classic horror, “Dracula,” ends its run Sunday. The show, adapted by local author Gary Wright and directed by Sue LeGate Halford, is staged at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.

Two shows remain, at 8 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday. General tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and are available at The Bookseller in Grass Valley, Harmony Books in Nevada City, or by calling LeGacy’s Box Office at 530-268-5419.

Also wrapping up Sunday is Synthetic Unlimited’s drama “Betrayal” at The Stonehouse in Nevada City. Written by Nobel Prize-winning British author Harold Pinter, “Betrayal” is a fascinating look at a complicated love triangle between a man, his wife and his best friend.

This naturalistic modern drama moves backwards in time, revealing more intricate deceptions with every scene. It’s directed by Jeffrey Mason and stars Jimmy McCammon, Casey Burke and Grace Fae, who just received an Elly for Best Actress in a Drama.

The final performance is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BriarPatch Co-op or online http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/450906. For more information, go to http://www.syntheticunlimited.org/.

Quest Theaterworks will wrap up two productions this weekend at the Oddfellows Lodge in Grass Valley — “The Meade Affair” and its children’s theater performance of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” “The Meade Affair,” a fundraiser for the soon-to-be-nonprofit organization, showcases two one-act plays that are geared toward theater-lovers.

Lois Ewing, who is featured in the second one-act play, just won an Elly for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

Tonight’s final presentation of “The Meade Affair” costs $100 per person and includes an elegant dinner, prepared by Jim E’s Catering.

Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the first act after that. Tickets are available at http://questtheaterworks.com/shows/meade/.

There are also two performances today at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

Tickets to this family friendly show are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets are available at http://questtheaterworks.com/shows/the-emperors-new-clothes/, BriarPatch Co-op or by calling 530-366-5888.

Features Editor Brett Bentley can be reached at bbentley@theunion.com or by calling 530-477-4219.


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