The B Street Theatre, Sacramento's Resident Professional, New Works Theatre, has announced its summer play selections for the Mainstage & B3 Series, featuring Seminar by Theresa Rebeck and Red by John Logan. See full details below!
Seminar by Theresa Rebeck
In Seminar, a provocative comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck, four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing classes with Leonard, an international literary figure. Under his recklessly brilliant and unorthodox instruction some thrive and others flounder, alliances are made and broken, sex is used as a weapon and hearts are unmoored. The wordplay is not the only thing that turns vicious as innocence collides with experience in this saucy comedy.
Committed to providing the Sacramento community with the most recent works, B Street Theatre is proud to produce Seminar, coming directly off its run on Broadway. Seminar is the second show of B Street's 2012-2013 Mainstage Season.
Recommended for Ages 18+ due to nudity, adult content and language
Director: Buck Busfield
Cast: Kurt Johnson as Leonard, Tara Sissom as Izzy, Stephanie Altholz as Kate, Joe O'Malley as Martin and Dan Fagan as Douglas
Scenic Designer: Catherine Frye
Lighting Design: Salvatore Nicosia
Costume Design: Tracy Prybyla
Stage Manager: Anthony Poston
Seminar runs today, August 12-September 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Previews are 5 p.m. Aug 11 & 2 p.m. Aug 12. The opening is set for 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug 12, 2012. The show plays the B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento, Calif. Tickets are $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $15* Preview tickets. Call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.
Red by John Logan
Red, winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best New Play, portrays the dynamic relationship between an artist and his creations. A raw and provocative portrait of Mark Rothko, master abstract expressionist, whose artistic ambition and vulnerability clash as he tries to create a definitive work for a historical mural commission in the extraordinary setting of the Four Seasons in New York.
B Street Theatre is pleased to be bringing in Brian Dykstra and David McElwee from New York to reprise their roles as Rothko and Ken respectively. Dykstra was nominated for the Kevin Kleine award for his portrayal of Rothko at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. McElwee comes from the Florida rep cast to join B Street Theatre for this regional premiere.
Red is the first show of B Street's 2012-13 B3 Series.
Director: Jerry Montoya
Cast: Brian Dykstra as Rothko and David McElwee as Ken
Set Design: Elizabeth Hadden
Lighting Design: Ron Madonia
Costume Design: Tracy Prybyla
Sound Design: B Street Staff
Stage Manager: Lynnae Vana
Red runs August 25-September 22, 2012, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays; 2 p.m.** & 7 p.m. Thursdays; 7 .pm. Fridays; 8 p.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays**. The show plays one preview at 7 p.m. August 24; Preview tickets $10*. The opening is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2012. Performances play the B Street Theatre B3 Stage, 2727 B St., Sacramento, Calif. Tickets are $23-$35*; $15* Preview tickets. Call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.
B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast or regional premieres.