Events

Fortune

 

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present Fortune on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  Fortune, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer and directed by Bob Thomas, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Maude, a lonely, surly, storefront psychic has accepted that love is not in the cards for her.  She can see the future and knows this is to be true.

But when Jeremy, a despondent love-hungry accountant threatens to kill himself is she sees no love for him, she must wrestle with fate, and in changing his destiny, change her own.

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.

“Phyro-Giants!” ~ Postponed

 

The Wednesday, September 23 presentation of “Phyro-Giants!” has been postponed.   Please check the Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages websites for information regarding when the performance will be re-scheduled.

 

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present “Phyro-Giants!” on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.  “Phyro-Giants!”, written by Michael Blieden and directed by T.E. Wolfe, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

“Phyro-Giants!” explores the phenomenon of restaurant intimacy – that strange sense of comfort and honesty experienced at a dinner with acquaintances who, for one night, become a person’s closest confidants.  Wine flows, desserts are shared, and four loosely connected individuals share their hopes, dreams, fears, fantasies, and secrets in this in this modern day fable told in real time.  Funny, poignant, and graphically honest – no relationship is left unexamined.  Love, hate, marriage, infidelity, romance, pornography, the supernatural, education, and ignorance are all given equal time in this late night hilarious comedy.

Note:  “Phyro-Giants!” has strong language and adult themes.  It runs for 70 minutes without an intermission.

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.

sierra stages

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.

 

“Art”

 

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present Arton Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  “Art”, written by Yasmina Reza, directed by Jeffrey Mason, and featuring Paul Micsan, T.E. Wolfe, and Scott Young, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Three longtime friends find their friendship challenged when one of them indulges a penchant for modern art by spending a fortune on a very expensive – and very white – painting.  The purchase prompts the friends to explore – and disagree – about what constitutes “art”.

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, at Briar Patch Co-Op or at the door.  Ticketing fees may apply.

sierra stages

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.

 

“Phyro-Giants!”

 

Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present “Phyro-Giants!” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.  “Phyro-Giants!”, written by Michael Blieden and directed by T.E. Wolfe, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

“Phyro-Giants!” explores the phenomenon of restaurant intimacy – that strange sense of comfort and honesty experienced at a dinner with acquaintances who, for one night, become a person’s closest confidants.  Wine flows, desserts are shared, and four loosely connected individuals share their hopes, dreams, fears, fantasies, and secrets in this in this modern day fable told in real time.  Funny, poignant, and graphically honest – no relationship is left unexamined.  Love, hate, marriage, infidelity, romance, pornography, the supernatural, education, and ignorance are all given equal time in this late night hilarious comedy.

Note:  “Phyro-Giants!” has strong language and adult themes.  It runs for 70 minutes without an intermission.

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.

sierra stages

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.

 

The Road to Mecca

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Road to Mecca on Wednesday, January 13, 2016.  The Road to Mecca, written by Athol Fugard and directed by Sandra Rockman, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

The Road to Mecca tells the story of an eccentric elderly artist facing  mounting pressure to abandon her independent life for a church retirement home.  Out of desperation, she calls upon her only confidant, a fiery young teacher from Cape Town.  When the village minister arrives to coax out her decision, the three enter a blazing showdown that pits conformity against free expression… faith in community against faith in oneself.

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.

Shadow Dance

 

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.

sierra stages

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.

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Much Ado About Nothing on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.  Much Ado About Nothing, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Jeffrey Mason, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

It’s May 2016 in Nevada City, and Beatrice and Benedick carry on the wittiest, most entertaining courtship in history while the villainous Don John conspires to wreck the wedding of Hero and Claudio and the bungling Dogberry struggles to bring order tot he community.  Celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s life with this special Theatre By the Book reading of one of his most enjoyable comedies.  It’s a fast, furious, and fun evening, featuring a cast of fifteen local actors.

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.

sierra stages

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.

Almost, Maine

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Almost, Maine on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Trish Adair, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine.  As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.  Knees are bruised.  Hearts are broken.  But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

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.

sierra stages

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.

THE GOAT, or Who Is Sylvia?

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present THE GOAT, or Who Is Sylvia? on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  THE GOAT, or Who Is Sylvia?, written by Edward Albee and directed by Robert Rossman, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Martin, an award-winning architect, and his wife Stevie and their teenage son live an ideal life.  But when Martin confides to his best friend that he is in love with Sylvia, he sets in motion events that threaten to destroy his family, his career, and leave his life in tatters.  Winner of the 2002 Tony Award for Best Play, THE GOAT, or Who is Sylvia? is a provocative and startling black comedy that questions the boundaries of love and the limits of desire.

Warning:  The show contains adult subject matter and adult language.

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

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.

The Dresser

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Dresser on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  The Dresser, written by Ronald Harwood and directed by Susan Mason, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Both hilarious and heartbreaking, The Dresser is a backstage glimpse into life upon the wicked stage, where the power of theatre may lift the human spirit.  As Britain is under attack from German aircraft during the Second World War, a group of traveling, ragtag Shakespearean players tour the English countryside performing King Lear.  At the head of this troupe is “Sir”, the last in his generation of great actors.  As he prepares to play his 227th performance, he suddenly realizes he cannot recall his first line.  Only his dedicated and loyal dresser, Norman, can bring the once-great actor to the stage for a final curtain call.

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

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.

Collected Stories

 

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.

Times Like These

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Times Like These on Thursday, February 23, 2017.  Times Like These, written by John O’Keefe and directed by Sands Hall, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

In 1930s Berlin, a headstrong, fiercely talented lead actress discovers she is no longer welcome in her theatre, because she is a Jew.  With humor and compassion, irony and pathos, O’Keefe examines how a fascist movement gets underway, and asks us to ponder how “times like these” come about.

We are excited to have John O’Keefe join the cast and director of Times Like These in a talk-back following the reading.

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.