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May 29, 2017

Theater

About 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival  

Santa Cruz County Actors’ Theatre presents the 22nd annual 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival, January 6 through February 5, 2017, at the Center Stage Theater in downtown Santa Cruz.
The annual ten-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz. This year’s sixteen award-winning plays, from Actors’ Theatre’s National playwriting contest, will be presented as an “A” and “B” night, 8 ten-minute plays on each night, in rotation over the 5 week festival.

COMING SOON!

THE LION IN WINTER     
by James Goldman
directed by Wendy Edmonds

March 10 – April 2
Park Hall, Ben Lomond

The time is Christmas, 1183, and the place is the castle at Chinon, France, late in the reign of England’s first Plantagenet King, Henry II. He is desperate to name a successor, but his three available sons are a thankless lot. Richard insists that he will become King because he is the oldest and the most capable. John is sure he will inherit the throne because he is his father’s choice. Geoffrey, the middle son, feels unappreciated, with no chance at all of the throne. Of all his wars, the one with Henry’s Queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been the longest and bitterest. If there was an award for the most exhilarating anachronism of the year, James Goldman would have won it with this play. Sometimes anachronisms occur in plays through carelessness, but Goldman’s are there on purpose. The essentially modern speech makes it easy to identify with these people. We have not moved back into their time. They have moved forward into ours. James Goldman won an Academy Award for his adaptation of the play for the screen.

Cabrillo Stage

(831) 479-6154 | Website

Center Street Theater

(831) 425-7506 |Website
1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
by Karen Zacarias

Directed by Kirsten Brandt
Featuring
Stephen Muterspaugh

A hit comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. Sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore – from Jane Eyre and Moby Dick to Twilight and The DaVinci Code – this hilarious comedy of manners reflects the ironies of contemporary culture.

Jewel Theater Company

Colligan Theater at the Tannery Arts Center
1010 River Street  | Website
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
by Karen Zacarias

Directed by Kirsten Brandt
Featuring
Stephen Muterspaugh

A hit comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. Sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore – from Jane Eyre and Moby Dick to Twilight and The DaVinci Code – this hilarious comedy of manners reflects the ironies of contemporary culture.

UCSC Theater Arts Mainstage Theater

(831) 459-2159
Meyer & McHenrey, Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Santa Cruz Shakespeare

(831) 460-6396