Murder is his business and generally speaking Edward Bare is a successful “business man.” Married first to Monica, rich, doting and many years his senior, Edward waits amicably for her to die. It is not “poor Monnie’s fault” that he comes one day to the mistaken conclusion that she is about to make a will in favor of her sister, and decides that, his only course is to hasten her end. But Edward has misjudged the old woman for she meant to leave him everything. As it is, he finds himself with less than he had when she was alive. Edward is not daunted: He looks around for another rich fish to net, and finds the answer to this pressing necessity in the person of Freda Jefferies, wealthy widow of a hotel proprietor. Freda, who has always seen that her head ruled her heart, marries Edward, at the same time keeping a tight hold on her purse strings. This does not suit Edward and when Charlotte Young, another rich woman, arrives on the scene, he is all set to remove the one that irks him most. Charlotte appears easier game than the tough Freda, and Edward sets about staging the scene for an exciting last situation. Which lady will receive the brunt of his murdering tactics? Packed with suspense and thrills, the machinations of the killer’s mind are laid bare for the observation of the audience, and the twists are unexpected and spine-chilling.
“Murder Mistaken” by Janet Green is Curtain Call’s upcoming Production opening March 3 at Russian River Hall. And it promises to be a real smash hit. Ms. Green is also the author of many well known mysteries for the screen including “Midnight Lace”, “Victim”, and “Cast A Dark Shadow”.
Make sure you also look into the rest of the Season while you’re at it. You can still purchase your Season 2017 passes at 25% off the regular prices. You may even apply your regular ticket for “Murder Mistaken” to the rest of the season. (Sorry, but Pay What You Can Fridays are not applicable for this Special).
Call 707-524-8739 and reserve today; OR call 707-867-6866 for details about our 2017 Season.
See you at the HALL.
A SEASON OF VERY BAD BOYS AND GIRLS. Come join the fun and save on your Season Ticket available now. (See accompanying Details of Post Card)
by Janet Green
March 3-25, 2017
No one can weave a murder mystery better than the Brits, and this one is in the tradition of the great Agatha Christie and all the other mystery writers who followed in her footsteps. Observe the charming young conniver as he plots one victim’s murder and finds out that he made an error in judgment that may work to undo his final scheme. You’ll be on the edge of your seat. A needed change from the usual Holiday jingle bells!
by Michael Frayn
June 2-24, 2017
This outrageous and absolutely hilarious, send-up of theater people and all their shenanigans has become a staple of theaters all over the country and the Continent. The egotistical director, the alcoholic jaded old actor, the self-absorbed ingenue, the maniacal stage manager, and all the other characters that populate this zany farce are all there for your delight and enjoyment. It’s a treat. Don’t miss it.
By Oscar Wilde
September 1-23, 2017
The biblical siren dances off her seven veils only to reveal her insatiable appetite for flesh and blood, as only the Master of the Edwardian English stage could have dreamed it. Enjoy the sensuality and deprivation of one of the most legendary figures in history, the ultimate femme fatale.
Rapture, Blister, Burn
by Gina Gianfriddo
December 1- 23, 2017
The recent New York sensation is a hilarious and insightful look at sex, feminism, relationships, marriage, and a whole lot of other juicy subjects. It is also a re-assessment of our modern mores, seen through the eyes of three generations of women from the eras of Germaine Greer to Phyllis Schlaffley. An exciting evening awaits you with some wallops for laughs.
Auditions for Curtain Call’s 2017 Season December 5 & 6 at 7PM at Russian River Hall, 20347 Highway 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462. Call 707-849-4873 for scripts and directions:
Plays and Dates are:
- Murder Mistaken by Janet Green; Rehearsals January and February; Performances March 3 through 25; Set Strike and Cast Party March 26;
- Noises Off by Michael Frayn; Rehearsals April and May; Performances June 2 through 24; Set Strike and Cast Party June 25;
- Salome by Oscar Wilde; Rehearsals July and August; Performances September 2 through 23; Set Strike and Cast Party September 24;
- Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo; Rehearsals September 26 through November 30; Performances December 2 through 16; Set Strike and Cast Party December 17.
Intimacy comes in many forms. In our current production “Intimate Treasures” you will experience several facets of intimacy with spouses, ex-spouses, our history, our country, and most of all people like you and me.
Join us for a full evening of short plays by five different authors, plays that will tickle your funny bone and linger with you for a good while after you leave the theater. We are also proud to present among these a West Coast Premiere of a short play by the budding young New York playwright Laura Rohrman. It’s an evening to remember.
Performances are as follows:
Fridays December 2*, 9*, 16 at 8PM
Saturdays ONLY December 10 and 17+at 8PM; (Note: NO Saturday December 3 performance); and Sunday Matinees December 4 and 11, at 2PM
(See the posted post card for full cast and roster of Directors)
Admission is $20 General, and $15 Seniors over 60 and Students with ID.
* Remember only the first two Fridays December 2 and December 9 are “Pay What You Can”. All other performances are regular price.
+Our closing Night Saturday December 17 is our traditional Champagne Gala Buffet Fund-raising Event, with Korbel Champagne and wines, non-alcoholic beverages, and desserts. Minimum Donation is $40; anything over $20 is tax-deductible. Doors open at 7PM and curtain is at 8PM.
To reserve your tickets call 707-524-8739. Please speak clearly and slowly. Leave your Name, Phone Number, Date of Performance, and Number of Tickets you wish to purchase. We will confirm your reservation by phone only. No credit cards at this time please. Only cash and personal checks will be accepted.
Calls two hours prior to any performance will not be returned. Come to the theater and we will guarantee you a seat.
We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to your attendance. Thank you.
“Bell, Book, and Candle”, a 1950 romantic comedy by John Van Druten, is just in time for the Halloween Holidays. The New York Times called it an “Impish Fantasy”. Directed by Michael Tabib with a cast of five distinguished Sonoma County actors, the play recounts the trials and tribulations of a modern day witch who would have to give up her powers in order to fall in love with a man she simply must have!
Complications abound with a ditzy aunt who is unable to do her witchcraft discreetly, a lazy and irresponsible brother who is a prankster warlock, and an alcoholic publisher who wants to benefit from witchcraft books at the cost of all of them.
Come enjoy this mid-century American classic and start the Halloween Season earlier (or later, as the case may be). Also, please pass this along to others who love theater at its best.
As usual, we will celebrate the closing night November 5 with an enchanted Halloween buffet, with Korbel wines and Brut Champagne, and desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Costumes are encouraged, or just come as you are.
Details and information at 707-524-8739. make your reservations today, and enjoy another quality production at Curtain Call Theatre.
Fridays: July 8*, 15*, 22, 29………………………………8PM
Saturdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30***…………………………8PM
Sunday matinees: July 10, 17, 24……………………..3PM
*Pay What You Can Fridays
*** Gala Buffet Fundraiser Closing Night: Minimum $40 Donation
( Curtain Call Theatre at the Russian River is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Any donation amounts higher than $20 are Tax-Deductible).
All performances EXCEPT the GALA:
Brian Friels’ award winning masterpiece “Dancing At Lughnasa” (pron. LU-NA-SA) is a tender and humorous recounting of the challenges of the family Mundy in rural Ireland, in 1936.
It is a memory play as told by the youngest (now old man) surviving member of the family many years later, his recollections of the loving, sometimes contentious, relationship between five sisters who are all unmarried and living together precariously by surviving hard times and making the best of it along the way.
The haunting music of the Pagan Festival of “La Lughnasa” as it is called, is evocative of the stark hills and the ancient times before Christianity became Ireland’s religion. While the music of the 1930’s brings back memories associated with sensuality and the need to the harsh realities during those Depression years.
The cast of eight are remarkable in their ability to capture the subtle nuances of their characters and their relationships.
The sets are done on two levels with panoramic views of the stark setting of the Irish hills and valleys with a suggestion of the unreal.
All in all, this production is presented with much heart and attention to detail.
Join us for another memorable production at the fastest growing theater company in the Wine Country of West Sonoma County.
We now accept ticket pre-sales through Sonoma Nesting Company in Guerneville. Call 707-524-8739 for details.
See you there.
Michael Tabib, Artistic Director
July 8*, 9, 10+, 15*, 16, 17+, 22, 23, 24+, 29, 30***
* Only TWO “Pay What You Can” Fridays
+ Sunday Matinees at 3PM
All ticket prices are $20 General; $15 Seniors over 60 and Students with ID.
*** Our traditional Gala Fundraising Closing Night performance with champagne, a full buffet, premium wines and non-alcohilic beverages. $40 Donation.
Thinking about learning to act?
Beginning Acting for Adults
$100 per month with at least 10 classes per quarter
Want to Master auditioning and keep up your acting skills?
Ongoing weekly adult scene study workshop
8 weeks for $200
Call 707-867-6866 for information and registration
What about the kids?
Children’s summer theatre for ages 8 to 12
June 6 – July 31 Mon – Wed – Fri 9AM to Noon
$300 per child. $500 for 2 siblings
Ongoing Workshop for teens 13-17 years old
Saturdays 9AM to Noon Starting June 4
$300 per quarter with at least 12 classes per quarter
We want you to come and Play!
Scholarships are available for all workshops.
CALL 707-867-6866 FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
CHILDREN’S SUMMER THEATRE FOR AGES 8 TO 12
DATES: JUNE 6 – JULY 31
MON – WED – FRI 9AM TO NOON
WITH A GRADUATION PERFORMANCE!
Teaching basic acting through development of an appx 45 minute play, using all participants equally. Maximum 10 children. Cost: $300 per child. $500 for 2 siblings.
Child gets 2 tickets for the production. Additional tickets $10/adult, $5 for children under 12.
BEGINNING MONDAY APRIL 4TH, 2016 AT 7PM
ONGOING WEEKLY ADULT SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP
Once a week (generally Sundays Noon to 3 or Mondays 7-10pm when shows are running).
Maximum 10 students @ 8 weeks for $200.
Each student will work on a two-person scene and a monologue.
ONGOING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS 13-17 YEARS OLD
SATURDAYS 9AM TO NOON STARTING JUNE 4
$300 PER QUARTER WITH AT LEAST 12 CLASSES PER QUARTER
Maximum 10 students.
BEGINNING ACTING FOR ADULTS
SATURDAYS 1:00 – 4:00
$300 PER QUARTER WITH AT LEAST 10 CLASSES PER QUARTER
(based on theatre schedule)
Scholarships are available for all workshops. Call 707-867-6866 for further information.
“P.S., Your Cat Is Dead” is a hilarious and thought-provoking comedy about an actor facing numerous life-shattering events on New Years’ Eve. Jimmy Zoole (played by Dax Berg) arrives home after losing a role in a play, as well as his part in a soap-opera, to find his girl-friend, Kate (Tina Woods) is leaving him and spending the weekend with another man (Dan Vanek as Fred). To top it off, he discovers he has been robbed for the third time! What happens when he actually captures the thief (Jake Hamlin as Vito Antenucci) is a wild ride that will leave you laughing, and maybe even crying a bit. More than souls are bared at the funniest New Years’ Eve gathering one can imagine, as Jimmy gains control of his life and his future. It is no surprise that a good bit of very strong language is exchanged, and since there’s also an exposed bum, this show, while fun for adults, is not for children!
Cast: Wid Dax Berg, Jake Hamlin, Dan Vanek, Tina Woods
CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND PARTIAL NUDITY
Friday Evenings: April 1*, 8*, 15,22 8pm
Saturday Evenings: April 2, 9, 16, 23 * 8pm
Sunday Matinees: April 3, 10, 17 3pm
All peformances except Gala:
$20 General; $15 Students and Seniors 60+
* Pay what you can Fridays*
Our Fundraising Closing Night featuring Korbel Brut and Wines, Sumptuous Delectables and Desserts and Non Alcoholic Beverages. $40 Donation
Doors open at 7pm, Curtain at 8 pm
This is Curtain Call Theatre’s latest offering at Russian River Hall. Reservations strongly suggested: Call 707-524-8739.