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The Ingenious Judge Dee ~ Thursday, July 23, 2015

Judge DeeCommunity Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) and the Miners Foundry are pleased to present “The Ingenious Judge Dee” on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  This cozy play about criminal investigations in 7th Century China was adapted from The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, by Robert van Gulik.  It will be presented in Reader’s Theatre format, as inspired by Tim O’Connor.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch.  Ticketing fees may apply.

A double homicide, a “reluctant” corpse, a bride poisoned on her wedding night, all taking place in a small county, (one of fifteen hundred in Tang dynasty China), and all demanding investigation and judicial response within a month!  Judge Dee deals with these cases with his usual investigators and with his customary aplomb, even though he himself is under investigation by an Imperial Censor.

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David Wong

David Wong

CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) uses multicultural theater, events, and workshops to achieve its mission of promoting cultural diversity.

Through these avenues, CATS has enriched the area’s cultural and artistic climate with works on Asian-based themes.  Its mission is educational and artistic.

CATS has, through the years, partnered with local schools to expand the study of multiculturalism by providing affordable student matinees to our annual productions and to be a resource on Asian culture and history.

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, April 26, 2015

Readers Theatre AprilThe Miners Foundry presents Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, April 26, 2015.

Readers Theatre is Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mine, and gained popularity during  World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.

Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.

 

2012Reader's Theatre4This installment of Readers Theatre will feature stories by Mari Sunalda, Gerald Haslam, Gina Berriault, Michelle Cliff, Roy Parvin, and Dagoberto Gilb.

Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Dave Iorns, Bruce Kelly, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Sandra Rockman, and Carolyn Winters.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.

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Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

 

Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, February 22, 2015

2012Reader's Theatre1The Miners Foundry is proud to present Readers Theatre, Directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, February 22, 2015.

The intimate afternoon will feature short stories by Edwidge Danticat, Mary Yukari Waters, Jim McCorkle, and Michael Chabon.

This production of Readers Theatre will feature Bruce Kelly, Reinette Senum, Dave Iorns, and Gayley Bell Stewart.

 

2012Reader's Theatre4All proceeds from Readers Theatre directly benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch.

Ticketing fees may apply.

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Act One:

“Seven” by Edwidge Danticat
“Aftermath” by Mary Yukari Waters

Act Two:

“Billy Goats” by Jim McCorkle
“Along the Frontage Road” by Michael Chabon

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  

The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014 11 12  POSTER for  READER's THEATREThe Miners Foundry is proud to present Readers Theatre, Directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, December 21. 2014.  The intimate afternoon will feature short stories by Peter Orner, George Sanders, Randy DeVita, Rick Moody, Kate Walbert, and John Updike.  This production of Readers Theatre will feature David Iorns, Bruce Kelly, Reinette Senum, Paul Micsan, and Dru Mathies.

All proceeds of this event will directly benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.   The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Program

Act One:

“Boys” by Rick Moody ~ Read by Reinette Senum
Personal Archeology” by John Updike ~ Read by Paul Micsan
“Do Something” by Kate Walbert ~ Reader TBA

Act Two:

“Bohemians” by George Saunders ~ Read by David Iorns
The Raft” by Peter Orner ~ Read by Dru Mathies
Riding the Doghouse” by Randy DeVita ~ Read by Bruce Kelly

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 03 13 POSTER for  READER's THEATREThe Miners Foundry presents Readers Theatre on Sunday, March 30, 2014.  Readers Theatre is Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mine, and gained popularity during  World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.  This installment of Reader’s Theatre will feature stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Holly Giles, Benjamin Rosenblatt, and Ernest J. Finney.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Dave Iorns, Bruce Kelly, Reinette Senum, and Renee Sprattling.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $12.00 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.

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Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County Theatre and Education communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, November 17, 2013 ~ 3:30 p.m. Doors / 4:00 p.m. Show ~ $12.00

2012Reader's Theatre1The Miners Foundry is proud to present Reader’s Theatre, directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

Stories by E.B. White, Katherine Anne Porter, Harold Brodkey, Grace Stone Coates, and Slawomir Mrozek will be read by local performers.

Volunteer readers for this performance are Bruce Kelly, Drue Mathies, Dave Iorns, Renee Sprattling, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, and Carolyn Winters.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Miners Foundry.

2012Reader's Theatre4Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.  Tickets are $12.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, in person at Briar Patch Co-Op, or at the door.

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Reader’s Theatre has been called many things including Theatre of the Mind and Interpreters Theatre.   For the audience, the Reader’s Theatre experience is one of involvement.  The audience participates with its imagination to provide the sets, costumes, and props.  Skilled voice actors cause the audience to experience literature as they do.

 

Anna Christine Photography

Anna Christine Photography

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County literature and theatre communities.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Reader’s Theatre ~ Sunday, June 30, 2013 ~ 3:30 p.m. Doors / 4:00 p.m. Show ~ $12.00

Reader’s Theatre

The Miners Foundry is proud to present Reader’s Theatre, directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

 

Stories by Hemingway, McBain, Chekhov, Hughes, Barthelme, Babel, and Brautigan will be read by local performers.  Volunteer readers for this performance are Paul Micsan, Drue Mathies, Dave Iorns, Renee Sprattling, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, and Carolyn Winters.

 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Miners Foundry.   Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.  Tickets are $12.00 and available online, at the Miners Foundry, Briar Patch Co-Op, or at the door.

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Tim O’Connor

Reader’s Theatre is directed by Tim O’Connor, well known for his television acting on Peyton’s Place and Buck Rogers in the 21st Century.  When asked why he chose these specific stories, Tim said, “Well, when I began to choose stories, they began to fall into a category of street action, with police involved… imitation of life events, about how hearty life can be in the oddest way, and how it affects our lives.”

Gaylie Bell-Stewart

 

Reader’s Theatre has been called many things including Theatre of the Mind and Interpreters Theatre.   For the audience, the Reader’s Theatre experience is one of involvement.  The audience participates with its imagination to provide the sets, costumes, and props.  Skilled voice actors cause the audience to experience literature as they do.

Dave Iorns

 

 

 

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance, and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational, and social activities. 

Reader’s Theatre ~ Sunday, November 18, 2012 ~ 3:30 p.m. Doors / 4:00 p.m. Show ~ $10.00

The Miners Foundry is proud to present Reader’s Theatre, directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, November 18, 2012.   Four stories by Ray Bradbury, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Roald Dahl, and Katherine Anne Porter will be read by four local performers.  This production of Reader’s Theatre will feature David Iorns, Bruce Kelly, Reinette Senum, and Gaylie Bell-Stewart.   All proceeds of this event will directly benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.  The doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.  Tickets are $10.00 and available online, in person or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office (530) 265-5462, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities. 

 

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