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The Ingenious Judge Dee

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Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) and the Miners Foundry are pleased to present “The Ingenious Judge Dee” on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  This dramatic play reading by Hock Tjoa is a 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 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30 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.

 

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry presents Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, July 12, 2015.  Readers Theatre is Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Readers Theatre will feature stories by Susan Straight, Mona Simpson, Kevin Brockmeier, Emily Ishem Raboteau, and Tobias Wolff.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Renee Sprattling, Reinette Senum, David Iorns, Sharon Winegar, and Bruce Kelly.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Readers Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry presents Readers Theatre on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  Readers Theatre is Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Readers Theatre will feature stories by Zadie Smith, O.A. Lindsey, Will Mackin, Lorrie Moore, and Bret Anthony Johnston.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors David Iorns, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Lindsay Dunckel, Kimberly Ewing, and Bruce Kelly.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Readers Theatre is Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Readers Theatre will feature stories by Kathryn Davis, Mark Slouka, Zadie Smith, and Maia Morgan.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Reinette Senum, Dave Iorns, & more!

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, August 14, 2016.  Readers Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Readers Theatre will feature stories by Maia Morgan, Rosamund Lehmann, Colette, O.A. Lindsey, and Dorothy Richardson.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Joyce Miller, Kimberly Ewing, Reinette Senum, and Lois Ewing.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, November 27, 2016.  Readers Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Readers Theatre will feature stories by Steve De Jarnatt, John Updike, George Saunders, and Nicole Krauss.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Bruce Kelly, Dave Iorns, and Corinne Gelfan.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Readers Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Readers Theatre will feature stories by Russell Banks, Maile Meloy, Annie Proulx, and Sarah Kokernot.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Dave Iorns, Bruce Kelly, and Reinette Senum.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  Reader’s Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Edwidge Danticat, Jill McCorkle, Carolyn Cooke, and Arthur Miller.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Dave Iorns, Carolyn Winters, and Bruce Kelly.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  Reader’s Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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 Sarah Kokernot, Maile Meloy, Louise Erdrich, and Justin Bigos.  Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Reinette Senum, Corinne Gelfan.

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.  Ticketing fees may apply.

 

Reader’s Theatre

 

The Miners Foundry will present Reader’s Theatre on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Reader’s Theatre has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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.  Immediately following the production, friends will gather to remember Reader’s Theatre Director, Tim O’Connor.

This installment of Reader’s Theatre will feature Bruce Kelly, Sandra Rockman, Gaylie Bell Stewart, and Dru Mathies.

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.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

 

Reader’s Theater

 

The Miners Foundry will present Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theater on July 28, 2019.  Reader’s Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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.  Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart, the show will offer the Best American Short Stories from the 1930s, featuring works by James Thurber, Leane Zugsmith, Joel Sayre, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and James Reid Parker.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

A no-host bar will be open before and during the performance.

Reader’s Theater

 

The Miners Foundry will present Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theater on January 5, 2020.  Reader’s Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, 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.  Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart, the show will offer the Best American Short Stories from the 1940s, featuring works by E.B White, John Cheever, William Maxwell, V.S. Pritchett and Brendan Gill read by: Donna Brown Raibley, David Lynn, Sandra Rockman, Bruce Kelly and Gaylie Bell-Stewart.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.

A no-host bar will be open before and during the performance selling non-alcoholic and adult beverages as well refreshments.