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Hindi Greenberg: Well done, Sierra Stages

Once again I feel compelled to remark on the amazing quality and quantity of talent in our community.

On April 1, I attended a play reading at the Miners Foundry sponsored by Sierra Stages. A play reading is generally something that is rehearsed two or three times; the actors read from printed scripts, there are few or no props, costumes or scenery; and the audience sits back and enjoys the playwright’s writing and the actors’ interpretations of the script. But at last night’s reading of the musical play, “Ordinary Days,” all four actors — Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathon Hansard and Kim Wellman — had virtually memorized every word, all which were wonderfully sung (and the music was not easy) to the excellent piano accompaniment of Musical Director Ken Getz. With fine stage direction by Sandra Rockman, all four actors moved, sang, gestured, emoted and involved the audience in the lives of their characters. So well done was the play that we didn’t need a full set or costumes or props to completely relate to the troubles and joys of the four characters. About 150 attendees seemed to completely enjoy the production, giving a loud, standing ovation at its conclusion.

Well done, Sierra Stages!

Hindi Greenberg

Nevada City

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