Back stage – Foothill Theatre Company season tickets on sale
Foothill Theatre Company season tickets go on sale Sunday. The new season kicks off with “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” Feb. 26 through April 11 at the Nevada Theatre.
As part of the annual “New Voices of the Wild West Festival,” Red
Shuttleworth’s “When It Goes Haywire” will have a world premiere April 22 to May 16 at the Nevada Theatre. The play was seen as a stage reading at last year’s New Voices series.
This year’s festival staged readings from April 29 to May 9 include “Rumors and Borders” by Shuttleworth, “Down From Sinai” by the theater company’s Associate Artist Gary Wright, “The Experts” by Mark Rigney and an unnamed play about a controversial Nevada City murder case, created by the Foothill Theatre Company ensemble and The Independent Eye. Staged readings will be at Off Center Theatre in Grass Valley.
Four performances of Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov” will be done in Russian on May 27 through 30 at the Nevada Theatre by Maxim Gorky Theatre actors based out of Vladivostok, Russia. An English translator will be on stage during each performance. Since 1994, Foothill Theatre Company and the Maxim Gorky Theatre have participated in a cultural exchange program. “This marks the first time an entire production has crossed the Pacific, from one theater to be performed at the other,” said Sharyn Cleary, Foothill Theatre Company’s marketing director.
“Fully Committed,” a one-act play by Becky Mode, runs from June 10 to Aug. 15. Wright portrays more than 40 characters in this one-man show.
“As You Like It” and “Much Ado About Nothing” will be featured in the Sierra Shakespeare Festival from Aug. 27 to Sept. 19 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ Fred Forsman Amphitheatre in Grass Valley.
Foothill Theatre Company actors return to Nevada Theatre with Larry Shue’s “The Nerd” Sept. 30 to Oct. 31. The 2004 season closes with the holiday production of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” Nov. 18 to Jan. 1 at the Nevada Theatre.
Call the Foothill Theatre Company’s box office at 265-8587 for tickets or more information. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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