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Capital Stage Offers 'August: Osage County' Experience

November 7, 2016

On Capital Stage is running the play "August: Osage County" until Nov. 20. Joining us are actors from the play to talk about what to expect from director Benjamin Ismail.

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Capital Stage's 'How To Use A Knife' Perfectly Melds Farce With Drama

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

Capital Stage is premiering a raucous new play called “How to Use a Knife.” The show begins as an expletive-laced comedy, then veers into serious dramatic territory.

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Disgraced, Racism and Islamaphobia

May 9, 2016

The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced opened over the weekend at Capital Stage. We're joined by actors Adam El-Sharkawi and Jennifer LeBlanc, Basim Elkarra from CAIR's Sacramento chapter and artistic Director of CapStage Michael Stevenson.

Charr Crail

Theatre Review: Blackberry Winter Conveys Challenges For Alzheimer’s Caregivers

April 1, 2016 | Jeff Hudson

‘Blackberry Winter’ is playing at Capital Stage in Sacramento. It’s described as a beautiful, heartbreaking story about a woman caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's Disease. Critic Jeff Hudson says it has moments of unexpected wit and humor.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

"Blackberry Winter"

March 17, 2016

We talk with Amy Resnick who portrays a woman caring for her mother who has Alzheimer's Disease in a play called "Blackberry Winter." UC Davis Sociologist joins us to discuss caregivers as well.

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'The Behavior Of Broadus' A Mixture Of Fact, Fantasy

December 21, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

For the first time in its ten-year history, Sacramento’s Capital Stage has mounted a musical. “The Behavior of Broadus” is a sassy mix of stylish song-and-dance numbers, bawdy humor and serious psychology, making for an unusual night out.

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'Mr. Burns,' A Futuristic, Unconventional Show

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

The title of this show at Sacramento’s Capital Stage gives you a clue as to its unconventional nature. “Mr. Burns” is a reference to the Simpsons, and “post electric” refers to life in the aftermath of a vast technological breakdown.

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Theatre Review: Uncanny Valley

July 8, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

If you transfer a complete set of human memories into a robot that looks just like a human, should we regard that robot as a person? That question is central to this futuristic, thought-provoking play at Capital Stage.

Charr Crail

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Theatre Review: The Homecoming

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

British playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize, but his plays are rarely seen in Sacramento. Now Capital Stage is mounting Pinter’s bleak and controversial comedy “The Homecoming.” It remains as edgy and impressive as ever.

Charr Crail

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Theatre Review: Rapture, Blister, Burn

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Hudson

When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.

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