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Evermore ~ Wednesday, March 12, 2014 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m Show ~ $10.00 Suggested Donation


“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Evermore.jpgThe Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present an informal play reading of Evermore, by Gary Wright on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Miners Foundry.   Directed by Sands Hall, Evermore is the first installment of the second season of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.  Tickets are a $10.00 suggested donation and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Playwright Gary Wright will offer a question and answer session after the performance.

Evermore tells the story of how Edgar Allan Poe came to write The Raven, and what changed him from a devil-may-care romantic into a haunted madman, for evermore.

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Akim Aginksy

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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.   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.

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The Fox ~ Theater By the Book ~ Wednesday, November 20, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $10.00 Suggested Donation

mf_playseries_foxThe Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present The Fox by Allan Miller, based on the novella by D. H. Lawrence, on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Miners Foundry.   The Fox will be the sixth and final installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.

The Fox tells the story of two English women in their 30’s who are struggling to run an isolated farm.  The hens have stopped laying and the hen house is being raided by a fox.  Enter a young soldier who is such an engaging and capable fellow that he is invited to stay on as a hired hand.  Who is this mysterious man who eventually dominates life on the farm?

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Sierra Stages is a community theater enriching the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. The 5th Season of quality community theatre presented by Sierra Stages continues in 2013/2014.

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Kat Alves

Kat Alves

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.

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Dracula ~ Theater By the Book ~ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m. Show ~ $10.00 Suggested Donation

The Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present Dracula by Steven Dietz based on Bram Stoker’s novel on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the Miners Foundry.   Dracula will be the fifth installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.

Dracula is an adaptation by American playwright Steven Dietz of Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name. The adaptation was first published in 1996.  Closely following the plot of the novel, the play chronicles County Dracula’s journey to England, his stalking of two young women, and his pursuit and eventual defeat by the suitors of the heroines and their associates.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Sierra Stages is a community theater enriching the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. The 5th Season of quality community theatre presented by Sierra Stages continues this Fall.

Sierra Stages

 

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.

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Lettice and Lovage ~ Theater By the Book ~ Wednesday, June 19, 2013 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 7:30 p.m Curtain ~ $10.00 Suggested Donation

The Miners Foundry and Sierra Stages will present Lettice and Lovage on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Miners Foundry.  Lettice and Lovage will be the third installment of Theater By The Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Refreshments will be available for purchase along with a no host bar.

Lettice and Lovage is a delightful comedy by Peter Shaffer, author of Amadeus and Equus.  Lettice Douffet, a docent at Fustian  House, one of England’s most boring historical homes, decides to liven up her tours by inventing wildly theatrical “histories”, thus coming to the attention of Lotte Schoen, an inspector of the Preservation Trust.  The meeting of the imaginative Lettice and the seemingly conventional Lotte leads to a most unconventional – and riotous – friendship.

Sierra Stages

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 other area non profits such as Sierra Stages Community Theatre.

Events

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.

The Roommate

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Roommate on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.  The Roommate, written by Jen Silverman and directed by Sharon Winegar, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

This dark comedy follows Sharon, a middle-aged divorcee, who invites a roommate into her Iowa home. Robyn, also middle-aged and starting over, needs a place to hide out for awhile. As Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, she discovers a deep-seated desire to transform her own life. This play reveals what it takes to re-route your life and what happens when the wheels fall off.

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.

The Gin Game

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Gin Game on Wednesday, October 16.  Written by D.L. Coburn and directed by Sara Noah, The Gin Game is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Meet Weller and Fonsia, two strangers who are about to enter into a seemingly harmless game of gin rummy. But when Fonsia goes on an instant winning streak, tensions build within their new friendship and the conversation starts to get personal. A Pulitzer Prize-winner, The Gin Game is full of humor, spirit, and a just a touch of warfare.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation

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.

 

 

 

boom

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present boom on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30pm.  Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and directed by Cosmo Merryweather, boom is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

“Sex to Change the Course of the World”— a grad student’s online personal ad lures a mysterious journalism student to his subterranean research lab under the pretense of an evening of “no strings attached” sex. But when a major global catastrophic event strikes the planet, their date takes on evolutionary significance and the fate of humanity hangs in the balance. Will they survive? What about the fish in the tank? And who is that woman pulling levers and playing the timpani? An epic and intimate comedy that spans over billions of years, boom explores the influences of fate versus randomness in the course of one’s life, and life as we know it on the planet.
Theater by the Book’s reading of boom is directed by Cosmo Merryweather, who doubles as a member of the cast that also includes two terrific actresses, Kate Haight and Michaela King. As an added bonus, stage directions for the reading will be read by Danny McCammon.

This reading will be performed with no intermission.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation

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 Moors

 

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present The Moors on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30pm.  Written by Jen Silverman and directed by Laura LeBleu, The Moors is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Two sisters (and a melancholy mastiff) live in a ruinous old house on the bleak and fog-enshrouded English moors, dreaming of love and power. When a hapless governess (and a crash-prone moor-hen) arrive out of nowhere, lies are unmasked, loyalties shift, and all are set on a strange and dangerous path until finally – someone reaches the breaking point! ​A mysterious, menacing, and savagely funny mash-up – as though the Brönte Sisters had been dropped into a comedic production of a play by Samuel Beckett.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation

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.

 

 

 

Outside Mullingar

Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry will present Outside Mullingar on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30pm.  Written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by Sands Hall, Outside Mullingar is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny, and ultimately deeply moving. Outside Mullingar is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. 

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation

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 Credeaux Canvas

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a “Theater by the Book” play reading of “THE CREDEAUX CANVAS” by Keith Bunin, directed by Jonathan Hansard on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30pm.

Jamie, Winston, and Amelia are three young struggling artists. In a scheming attempt to raise funds, Jamie convinces an art collector that he owns an original and extremely rare painting by a little-known French master Jean Paul Credeaux. As their plan unfolds, they create an imitation Credeaux and an entangled affair. “THE CREDEAUX CANVAS” is a complex love story, shining a sharp light on the things we give up in the fight for what we want.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Now in its 8th Season, “Theater By the Book” is a series of informal play readings for the community co-presented by Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry. Readings occur throughout the year – visit www.sierrastages.org or www.minersfoundry.org for schedules and details.

GET TICKETS!

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person at BriarPatch Co-Op, or in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry Box Office.  Ticketing fees are waived for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.  Seated show, all seats General Admission.

 

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.

Closet Land | POSTPONED

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Closet Land has been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a “Theater by the Book” play reading of “CLOSET LAND” by Radha Bharadwaj, directed by John Ficarra on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30pm.

This tense psychological thriller revolves around the arrest and interrogation of an author who is suspected of communicating subversive messages through her children’s stories. Her captor mixes subtle psychological cat-and-mouse games with brutal torture that is not for the squeamish. The stage play is adapted from Bharadwaj’s award-winning screenplay for the cult classic film that Bharadwaj also directed.

WARNING:  Mature and disturbing content including harsh language about torture.  

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Now in its 8th Season, “Theater By the Book” is a series of informal play readings for the community co-presented by Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry. Readings occur throughout the year – visit www.sierrastages.org or www.minersfoundry.org for schedules and details.

GET TICKETS!

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person at BriarPatch Co-Op, or in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry Box Office.  Ticketing fees are waived for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.  Seated show, all seats General Admission.

 

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.

Tiny Beautiful Things | POSTPONED

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Tiny Beautiful Things has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Outbreak.  

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Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry present a “Theater by the Book” play reading of “TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS”, directed by Lois Masten on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Based on the best-selling book by Cheryl Strayed and adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, Tiny Beautiful Things personifies the questions and answers that “Sugar” was publishing online from 2010-2012. When the struggling writer was asked to take over the unpaid, anonymous position of advice columnist, Strayed used empathy and her personal experiences to help those seeking guidance for obstacles both large and small. Tiny Beautiful Things is a play about reaching when you’re stuck, healing when you’re broken, and finding the courage to take on the questions which have no answers.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

Now in its 8th Season, “Theater By the Book” is a series of informal play readings for the community co-presented by Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry. Readings occur throughout the year – visit www.sierrastages.org or www.minersfoundry.org for schedules and details.

GET TICKETS!

Admission is free with a $10 suggested donation.  Advance tickets are available online, in person at BriarPatch Co-Op, or in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry Box Office.  Ticketing fees are waived for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.  Seated show, all seats General Admission.

 

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.