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Our ACT students stage a reading of SARAH, PLAIN and TALL, the Pulitzer Prize winning PROOF opens next Friday and A CHORUS LINE is simply sensational!

“Did Mama sing every day?” Caleb asks his sister Anna.
“Every-single-day,” she answers. “Papa sang, too.”

Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna’s point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer widower Jacob Witting’s advertisement for a wife and mother. “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.”

This Friday and Saturday, the talented young students of our Academy of Creative Theatre will present a staged reading of the beloved Newberry Award winning story by Patricia MacLachlan. Kerry DiMaggio directs this delightful stage adaptation by Joseph Robinette, and trust me, our ACT students are going to knock this performance out of the park.

Does that photo ring a bell? I loved the mini-series Sarah, Plain and Tall starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken, but mostly because the story just captured my heart. I’m looking forward to hearing the story again with our students on Friday and I hop you can join us. All proceeds from ticket sales will support scholarships for our Academy of Creative Theatre participants so, not only can you enjoy a great staged reading, you’ll be supporting young theatre artists too!

Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 7 pm
Sponsored by Rhonda O’Dell
CLICK HERE for more information and tickets. 
It’s almost here. Director Teresa Thuman and the cast of PROOF go into tech rehearsals this weekend and the show opens next Friday, April 4th at 7pm. This riveting drama will keep you glued to your seats, wondering what new surprise will grab you around the next corner. The mystery and poetry of mathematics and the tragedy of mental illness take center stage in this Pulitzer Prize winning play. 
“A wonderfully funny, ambitiously
constructed work…” 
– Variety
But remember, this is NOT just heavy drama and tears. Like all the best dramas, the laughter comes quickly and easily while the depth of emotion and the intricacy of the story will keep you enthralled.
“Combines elements of mystery and surprise 
with old-fashioned storytelling… 
a smart and compassionate play of ideas.” 
– NY Daily News
This show features the talents of a stellar cast: Gwendolyn Gay, Alyson Wren, Nathan Emmons, and Tom Ammon and is generously sponsored by Catherine & Richard Luckett and Maryellen & Michael Simkins. I’d recommend buying your tickets early for this one. Once word gets out, there won’t be an empty seat in the house. 
Need I say more? This show is going to be the musical event of the year! And let me tell you, I’m obviously not alone in my excitement because our center section is already full for several performances and the sides are going fast! Give in to temptation and buy your tickets TODAY. A CHORUS LINE is “one singular sensation!”
Have a great weekend, everyone!

P.S. Don’t forget NO SHAME THEATRE this Friday at 10:30 pm! It’s the most exciting and original night of theatre on the Central Coast and you can only experience it right here at the Little Theatre!