CATS production of ‘Love Suicide’ gets high marks |

CATS production of ‘Love Suicide’ gets high marks

“The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” received two plugs from Sacramento area theater reviewer Jeff Hudson last week.

He reviewed the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra’s current production at Nevada Theatre last Wednesday for Capital Public Radio and last Thursday for Sacramento News & Review.

“I make an effort to review CATS productions because they’re doing something unusual (I don’t think any of the professional companies in the area would do “Love Suicides”) and because CATS productions have been good in the past,” said Hudson, who first read “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” about 20 years ago in a college Japanese literature class.

Hudson noted that about 90 percent of what he reviews are plays written in English, either in this country or the United Kingdom, during the last 60 years.

“But the opportunity to see a 300-year-old play that was written in Japanese is extremely rare,” Hudson said. “For a community group like CATS to stage it successfully is a double accomplishment.”

Hudson’s two favorable reviews can be seen online by visiting and clicking on the arts reviews box for the radio version or by visiting and clicking on Sacramento News & Review, then clicking on author pages, followed by clicking on Jeff Hudson for the weekly newspaper version.

“The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” runs through Feb. 8. Showtime is 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Admission is $13 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are at Odyssey Books, Golden Flower Trading Co. & Museum, and Nevada City Postal Company. Call 273-6362 for information.

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