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.
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.