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The Foothill Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” Sept. 27 through Oct. 27 at Nevada Theatre. A preview performance will be Sept. 26.

Premiering in 1945, “The Glass Menagerie” was the first popular success for Williams and received the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award as best play of the season that year. The play about dreams and illusions includes autobiographical bits from Williams’ days in St. Louis and his family’s past in Mississippi.

FTC affiliate artist Lynne Collins directs the cast, which includes Karyn Casl, Sam Meisner, Sharon Winegar and Joel Bischoff.



The play will run at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Admission is $17 on Thursdays and Sundays, $21 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $10 for the preview performance. There are also $5 seats available for all performances and discounts for seniors, children ages 6 to 12, students, and groups of 10 or more.




The Nevada Theatre is at 401 Broad St., Nevada City. Call 265-8587 for more information.

“Derailed” will begin a 14-week run Sept. 27 at Off Broadstreet Theatre’s temporary location in the Graham-Patten Systems building, 13366 Grass Valley Ave., near the Nevada County Airport in Grass Valley.

The new musical comedy by John Driscoll focuses on a group of homeless people in West Los Angeles. After their day center closes its doors due to lack of funding, the street people devise a plan to save the center by reopening it as the First Politically Correct Church of West L.A.

Musical selections include hit songs by Elton John, Neil Diamond, Bette Midler, Elvis Presley, Billy Joel, the Drifters and Jefferson Starship.

The “Derailed” cast includes Chris Crockett, Darryl Stines, Richard Joplin, Andrew Kerr, Liz Larsen and John Arbaugh.

“Derailed” will play at 8:15 p.m. every Friday and Saturday through Dec. 28. Admission is $17 on Fridays and $18 on Saturdays.

For reservations or more information, call 265-8686 or visit http://www.offbroadstreet.com. Reservations are also accepted by e-mail at

ARTwalk Grass Valley and the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center second annual Art Show and Competition will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 28.

More than a dozen galleries and artist studios in downtown Grass Valley will be open. At least 40 artists have entered the second annual art show in St. Joseph’s Rose Garden.

For more information, call 477-5021 or check out http://www.californiaartwalk.com.

Motherlode Reunion Music Festival 2002 will feature music, dance and theater acts from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.

Local acts will be featured, including the DeadBeats, Buck Love and the Humperheads, Utah Phillips, Saul Rayo, Bob Mora Blues Band, Bodhi Busick, Nevada County Performing Arts Guild and Shekina Sehar.

There will also be a Youth FunStage, wine and beer garden, and vendors selling food, wares and services.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the gate and free for children 10 and under. Free shuttles will run between the Rood Center and Pioneer Park. For more information or to volunteer for the event, call 265-0875 or type in http://www.motherlodereunion.org.


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