Schedule of Events

March 6 - 14  "Pandemic Perspectives" -  Online Only

“Pandemic Perspectives” is a compilation of 10-15 minute vignettes about life during the pandemic. Through stress, struggle, laughter and love, we are forging our way through this world we find ourselves in, and these “Pandemic Perspectives” reflect some of those journeys.

 

Written and performed by local talent, this compilation will be available:

 

March 6th - 14th Online Only with ticket purchase.  

 

“Pandemic Perspectives” will be a ticketed event. Ticket purchasers will be sent a link to the compilation following purchase.  All season ticket holders will receive it in an email automatically. 

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March 19 - 7:30 pm - Books On Stage - Via Facebook Live and YouTube

Local Jude Gibson as she interviews author Phoenix LeFae to discuss her book Walking in Beauty.  The interview will be recorded and and a link will be shared in our email blast after the live event.

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April 17 - May 22 - "Mars Station Chrysalis" - A Weekly Zoom Series

Mars Station Chrysalis is a 6-week Zoom series written by local playwright, Carol Keig, and directed by Dan Stryker.

 

This futuristic series set on a Mars space station follows the 6 people stationed there, their life, and the struggles they face living in outer space.

 

This will be a 20 - 30 minute weekly installment from April 17 to May 22.


Links to each installment will be sent to ticket purchasers via a weblink.

 

Tickets are $30 for the entire series.

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June 5 & 12 - 7:30 pm - "Fade" - A Virtual Online Event

Fade by Tanya Saracho.

 

When Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist, gets her first TV writing job, she feels a bit out of place on the white male-dominated set. Lucia quickly becomes friends with the only other Latino around, a janitor named Abel. As Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Fade is a play about class and race within the Latinx community, as well as at large, and how status does not change who you are at your core.

 

This production will be directed by Beulah Vega, filmed on CPAC’s mainstage and shared to ticket holders June 5th - 13th.

 

Tickets are $25 and available on our website.

Generously Sponsored by Bob Scott and Tim McDonald

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Starting July 17 - 7:30 pm - "The God of Hell" by Sam Shephard - A Virtual Online Event

The God of Hell by Sam Shepard

 

An uproarious, brilliantly provocative farce that brings the gifts of a quintessentially American playwright to bear on the current American dilemma. Frank and Emma are a quiet, respectable couple who raise cows on their Wisconsin Farm. Soon after they agree to put up Frank’s old friend Haynes, who is on the lam from a secret government project involving plutonium, they’re visited by Welch, an unctuous government bureaucrat. His aggressive patriotism puts Frank, Emma, and Haynes on the defensive, transforming a heartland American Household into a scene of torture and promoting a radioactive brand of conformity with a dangerously low half life.

We are hoping this show will be the first back in the theatre!

 

Directed by Athena Gundlach

 

The God of Hell will run Saturdays, July 17th, 24th, and 31st at 7:30pm; and Sundays July 18th, 25th, and August 1st at 2pm.

 

Tickets are $25 available on our website.

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September 17-19  -  2021 New Works Festival

CPAC’s New Work Festival of 2021 will present short plays revolving around the theme of Renewal & Transformation. These shows will be streamed online for free on CPAC’s Social media sites September 17th -19th, with the possibility of one live evening of performances that weekend. 20% of all donations go to the ACLU of Northern California.

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Starting October 9 - 7:30 pm - "The Beard of Avon" - A Virtual Online Event

The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed

A bumpkin known as "Will Shakspere," who longs to be an artist, flees from his filthy barn, his homebound wife and her incessant chores. In Elizabethan London, did this stage-struck dreamer become a front man for Sir Francis Bacon, the Earl of Oxford and even Queen Elizabeth, authors too proud to admit they scribbled plays for the unwashed masses? This delicious and witty farce fashions the longstanding debate over who really penned the Bard's cannon into a merry look at the mortality of artists and the immortality of their legacy. With a gleeful wink at intervening centuries, the author portrays Will's comic struggles to become an artist in his own right while she reflects on artistic inspiration, the struggle to become an artistic master and the very meaning of creativity.

 

This is one of our postponed shows from 2020. 

 

Directed by Beulah Vega.

 

Show dates:  Saturdays October 9th, 16th, 23rd at 7:30pm; and Sundays, October 10th, 17th, and 24th at 2pm.

 

Tickets are $25 on our website.

Generously Sponsored by

 

Lee Hunt and Joan Meisel

Dobie Edmunds and Thomas King

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October 2021 - "Project Frankenstein"

Project Frankenstein is a creative competition and fundraiser for CPAC.  

Entrants are given a chapter of Frankenstein and challenged to create! It can be anything from a window display, costume, interpretive dance, piece of art, floral design, reading, and so much more!

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Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced

 

Crimes of the Heart 

By Beth Henley

Directed by Sandy Ziviani

We join the three Magrath sisters as they reunite in Hazlehurst, Mississippi to attend the family patriarch, Old Granddaddy, as he lives out the last hours of his life in this tragicomedy by American playwright, Beth Henley. Nominated for the 1981 Tony Award for Best Play Winner and winner of the1981 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Henley’s play has the distinction of not only being written by a woman but of having three female lead characters. Crimes of the Heart was adapted for film in1986 and garnered three Academy Award nominations.

Products of a dysfunctional family prone to ugly problems, Meg, Babe and Lenny has each endured her share of trouble and misery. Terribly serious and also somehow hilarious, their troubles are highlighted by their stuffy cousin, Chick, and the awkward young attorney whose efforts to keep Babe from jail are complicated by his inability not to fall in love with her.

In a “Southern Gothic” atmosphere where laughter and craziness and love all come together, each of these three sisters faces her own “crimes of the heart.” This play is tough, tender and eccentric—like its characters-- and worthy of our attention.

Generously sponsored by Bob Scott and Tim McDonald

Students and Children $12   Adults $25

 

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced

 

Funny Money

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Jonathan Graham

This is British farce at its most frenetic, improbable and charming. Mild-mannered accountant Henry A. Perkins is on his way home on the train when he picks up the wrong briefcase, one full of money. He assumes it is illicit but decides to keep it, races home to his wife and tells her they will move to Barcelona and leave everything behind. Confusion reigns as the couple tries to flee, with incompetent cops and criminals chasing Henry and his wife, and the money. The hapless accountant’s mad impulse to take the money and run finally comes to a predictably unpredictable finale. A play for lovers of comic mayhem in the best British style.

Generously sponsored by Dave McChesney

Students and Children $12   Adults $25

Postponed Event - Performance Dates To Be Announced

 

 

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood

By Mary Lynn Dobson

Directed by Amy Lovato

This holiday season we invite everyone, young and old, to cheer the exciting and screwy adventures of that famous man-in-green who robs from the rich to give to the poor—of course it is Robin Hood!  Robin and his Merry Men encounter the ever-present damsel-in-distress, and a scheming sheriff, a gold-hoarding monarch, plus a “Town Guy” who seems to show up in every scene, whether he’s supposed to or not. Fun and laughter follow our hero as he follows his never-ending quest. So come one, come all—Robin’s Sherwood Forest awaits!

Generously sponsored by Reuser Industrial Park

Students and Children $7   Adults $12

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