One-actor show set for Grass Valley’s St. Joseph’s Cultural Center |

One-actor show set for Grass Valley’s St. Joseph’s Cultural Center

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WHAT: The Trials of Clarence Darrow

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, Ghidotti Room, 410 South Church Street, Grass Valley

WHO: Paul Hauck, playwright and actor

ADMISSION: $10 in advance or $15 at the door

INFORMATION: 530-272-4725 or via email

The charm of a period piece, the tension of a courtroom drama and the captivation of an in-depth character study merge in “The Trials of Clarence Darrow,” a one-actor show sponsored this weekend by St. Joseph’s Cultural Center.

This play, written and performed by Paul Hauck, was first produced in 2004 by the T-Street Players of Sacramento. It has had several runs in local theaters in the Sacramento area as well as many performances for civic groups.

Over the course of its productions it has received four-star reviews from Kel Munger of the Sacramento News and Review and Jeff Hudson of Capitol Public Radio, who described it as “a deep and meaty look into the complex life of a great lawyer.”

Paul Hauck, the playwright and actor, has appeared in over 40 plays throughout the Sacramento and foothills region. Since his move to Penn Valley a few years ago he has performed with Sierra Stages in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and with Quest Theaterworks as Ben Weatherstaff in “The Secret Garden,” as well as Lake Wildwood productions of “70Girls70” and “Johnny Danger.”

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