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The Language Archive

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Language Archive on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.  The Language Archive,  written by Julia Cho and directed by Leslie Ann Rivers, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Will a man who speaks nine languages ever learn to communicate with his wife?  Will the last two speakers of a soon-to-be dead language break their vow of silence?  In The Language Archive, the lives of five people are imaginatively woven together as they discover that no matter how many words they can speak, it’s the heart’s language that matters most.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

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Collected Stories

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Collected Stories on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.  Collected Stories, written by Donald Margulies and directed by Leslie Ann Rivers, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  The cast of Collected Stories includes Sandra Rockman as Ruth and Tracie Nickle as Lisa.

Over six years, respected short story writer and teacher Ruth Steiner watches as her student, Lisa Morrison, journeys from protege to confidante to competitor.  Their relationship is further complicated by Lisa’s decision to use Ruth’s life experiences as inspiration for her own first novel, including Ruth’s youthful, shattering affair with poet Delmore Schwartz.  The women navigate their complicated relationship as well as debate the moral dilemma of the appropriateness of using another person’s life events in one’s own creative process.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

Shadow Dance

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Shadow Dance on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  Shadow Dance, written and directed by Leslie Ann Rivers, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

On a spring evening, three Americans and their Italian guide slip through the dusk to descend into an ancient tomb deep under the wheat fields of Tuscany.  Olivia, the art professor, has come to lose herself in the magic of the tomb’s art; her assistant, Chris, and his fiancee, Annie wrangle over their upcoming wedding despite their best intentions; and Hermano, the moonlighting carabiniero, has hopes which survive even the wife and six bambini at home.  The tomb delivers up more than ghosts as “research” blossoms into comic chaos, and the characters discover and embrace life’s moments of joy.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

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Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.