Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 DOUG STANHOPE
Punch Line Comedy Club
6/18-6/18/2014
"Once you do standup, it spoils you for everything else," says Doug Stanhope. "There're no censors, there're no sponsors to get offended, there're no standards and practices. It's just you, and it's immediate gratification. You say it, and drifts off into thin air, and you can say it a different way the next day." Stanhope's new release Before Turning the Gun on Himself-his tenth album and his second CD/DVD set for Roadrunner Comedy-offers a potent double dose of the abrasive, brutally honest brand of standup comedy that's established him as a one-of-a-kind phenomenon. "For a guy whose last name ends in 'hope,' he seems to have little for much of anything… he exudes an insightfully vulgar mix of bleakness, anger and despair - much of it laugh-out-loud funny, some of it wince-inducing, all of it genuine-sounding," said The Chicago Sun-Times. Stanhope's confrontational rants, whose live show was twice named "Best Stand-Up Show" of the year by Time Out New York, encompasses caustic social commentary, outlandish first-person narratives, graphic sex and perversion, sometimes within the same sentence. Fueled by equal amounts of anger, outrage and alcohol, Stanhope rails against western civilization's slide into apathy and stupidity, always on the edge of implosion yet fully in control and never afraid to risk pissing off his audiences. "Stanhope is a genius parading around the slums of failed ideology… he's Charles Bukowski with dick jokes drunkenly fueled by Thomas Payne," declared The San Antonio Current.
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014Russell Peters in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> RUSSELL PETERS
Punch Line Comedy Club
6/19-6/22/2014
After selling out arenas around the world and setting attendance records globally with his Notorious World Tour; Russell Peters returns to his club roots as he starts working on new material for his next hilarious global conquest. These shows are a work in progress, with a rare opportunity to see this global comedy rock star up close and personal. Russell Peters' latest stand-up special, Notorious, was the first exclusive comedy special for Netflix. His other specials, Outsourced, Red White and Brown and The Green Card Tour were also seen on Comedy Central, Showtime and Netflix.
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 TAKEN AWAY: AN ACROBATIC THEATRE EVENT
Dell'Arte International
6/21-6/27/2014
Back by popular demand! An International cast of Dell'Arte graduates comes together to create a thrilling and moving acrobatic theatre event. Taken Away weaves classic circus skills like hand-balancing, tumbling, and equilibrium into dramatic and comic stories of human interaction.
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 A CHORUS LINE
Wells Fargo Pavilion
6/24-6/29/2014
A multiple Tony-winning singular sensation! Featuring music by the brilliant Marvin Hamlisch, this emotional behind-the-scenes look at the Broadway world is a celebration of what it means to be a professional dancer, fervently pursuing the passion to perform onstage. Featuring "What I Did For Love," "I Hope I Get It," and the show-stopping "One."
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 THE SUBMISSION
Big Idea Theatre
6/6-7/5/2014
Danny's complex new drama about an African-American family struggling to leave the projects has just been selected for the nation's preeminent play festival. But Danny, a young white, gay playwright, submitted his work under a pseudonym in the hope of increasing its chances for production. So he hires Emilie, a black actress, to stand in for him as author. What starts out as a questionable idea pulls Danny, Emilie, Danny's boyfriend, and his best friend down a path littered with truth, lies, revelation, and betrayal. This whip-smart, fearless and funny new play takes an unflinching look at the quiet prejudice that exists within us all.
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 KORBEL V: THE SECRET
Dell'Arte International
6/19-7/6/2014
The 2014 MRF will kick off with this year's mainstage production Korbel V: The Secret. The Humboldt County saga of the ill-fated Dugan family is back in Dell'Arte's Rooney Amphitheatre with live music and comedy guaranteed. With a can of beer in one hand and a second can in the other, Michael Fields returns to the stage this summer as Tommy Dugan in an all-new sequel to the Dell'Arte Company's popular 'Korbel' series. Written by playwright and director Lauren Wilson, Korbel V: The Secret catches up with Tommy seventeen years after the mill laid him off, the bank foreclosed on his house, and his mother stuck her head in a microwave oven. He is living in the woods in a derelict trailer, when he learns that the Korbel Timber Company is closing for good and evicting the workers' families from company housing. Inflamed by this affront to his sense of justice and surrounded by the ghosts of the past, Tommy struggles against himself, his ex-wife and his entire backwoods community to become the hero the town needs. Korbel V: The Secret is a comic glimpse of life amidst economic disaster, a comic tribute to one flawed human being hoping to help his community.
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 TWO DUMB DOGS
Sutter Street Theatre
6/7-7/6/2014
This hilarious comedy has lessons that include discovering self-confidence, using your brain and recognizing that following rules is sometimes a good thing. Ferdo and Floof are two not-very-bright dogs-well…at least not to your average fifth grader. The dogs strongly desire to break the rules of their owner, Roger, and constantly get into trouble in the process. Their adventures take them on a trip to seek fame and fortune on their own. They enter the enchanted forest-despite the warnings of the wise old owl-and encounter a cursed prince who has been turned to stone by the terribly wicked Queen Malevella; a hapless poodle Mimi and the legendary Dog Shouter. Ferdo and Floof must rally their brainpower to release the prince and escape from the queen's dungeon. This is fun for the entire family.
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Now Playing Onstage in Sacramento - Week of 6/15/2014 ALL MY SONS
Sutter Street Theatre
6/13-7/14/2014
During the war Joe Keller and Herbert Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts, causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever, the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his father's partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbearable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.
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