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Attend an artists reception; audition for Asian Theatre

Twenty-plus artists participating in the “Personal Visions Art Show” at Foothill Flowers Gallery will be featured in a free reception Friday.

Photography, paintings, ceramics, quilt work and woodwork are featured in the exhibit which runs through Aug. 13. The exhibit is a benefit for the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition of Nevada County.

Friday’s reception is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Other viewing hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Foothill Flowers is at 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley.




Call 274-2227 for more information.

Auditions set for ‘Tibet Through the Red Box’

Auditions for “Tibet Through The Red Box,” the next production by Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra, will be Monday and Tuesday at the Nevada Theatre.

Roles are available for four children. Besides several speaking adult roles, ensemble roles will portray Chinese workers, fish, traders, lamas, yetis, demons, snowflakes and other nature components. Also needed are singers, dancers, percussionists, and martial arts and Tibetan ritual practitioners.

“Tibet Through the Red Box” is based on the Caldacott award-winning children’s book by Peter Sis and adapted by Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (“M Butterfly” and “Flower Drum Song”).

Set in the 1950s, the play is the true story of the author as a child and his father, a Czechoslovakian filmmaker sent to China to work on a documentary about building a highway into Tibet. After becoming lost in the snowy mountains, the father is found by a mysterious boy with a map depicting the route to the Dalai Lama’s Buddhist palace. After three years and many adventures, the father begins his journey back home to his son.

Diane Fetterly, who directed the theater group’s “Joy Luck Club” in 2000 and “Woman Warrior” in 2001, will direct “Tibet Through The Red Box.” Rehearsals begin in mid-October; the show runs from Jan. 21 to Feb. 12.

Partial scripts are available at Lisa Moon and Jerry Chan’s doctors’ office at 10565 Brunswick Road, Suite 1, in Grass Valley between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Auditions are from 7 to 9:30 both nights.

The Nevada Theatre is at 401 Broad St. in Nevada City.

Call Lisa Moon, the group’s artistic director, at 273-6362 or e-mail her at http://www.catsweb@pacbell.net for any questions.

Land Trust benefit concert sold outCarol Feineman 7/30/04 “Stars at the Ridgetop” concert sold out

The “Stars at the Ridgetop” Aug. 21 concert with headliners Leo Kottke and Tuck & Patti sold out last week.

The second annual concert benefiting the Nevada County Land Trust will be on 40 acres of private property a few miles from downtown Nevada City.

Those fans who were unable to buy tickets can still hear part of the concert. Tuck & Patti’s act will be broadcast live on Community Radio KVMR-89.5.

Call the Land Trust at 272-5994 for any questions.


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