ELEMENO PEA and More Set for B Street Theatre's Winter 2014 Season

The B Street Theatre presents Elemeno Pea, Molly Smith Metzler's sharply funny comedy. Elemeno Pea was first presented at The Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival on March 10, 2011.

It's the end of the summer season on Martha's Vineyard. But before everything is shuttered, Simone invites her sister Devon to her employer's luxurious estate for a sister's weekend. Everything goes awry when Michela, Simone's boss, a desperate and bitter trophy wife arrives in a state of panic. As Michela's life unravels, Simone and Devon are forced to pick sides in this hilarious and moving look at the haves and the have nots and the thin veil that separates them. Molly Smith Metzler's plays, including Elemeno Pea, Close Up Space, Carve, and Training Wisteria, have been produced by Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), South Coast Repertory,

SPF, Tristan Bates Theatre (London), Boston Playwrights' Theatre, and The Kennedy Center, where she was the recipient of three KCACTF national playwriting awards.

Elemeno Pea by Molly Smith Metzler will be directed by Dave Pierini and features Melinda Parrett as Michaela; Stephanie Altholz as Devon; Lyndsy Kail as Simone; Alex Robertson as Jose B; and Kurt Johnson as Ethan. Creative team: Scenic Designer: Samantha Reno; Lighting Design: Ron Madonia; Stage Manager: Anthony Poston.

The show runs January 12 -February 23, 2014. Show Times: Tuesdays at 6:30pm; Wednesdays at 2 pm and 6:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 5 pm and 9 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. PREVIEW: Jan 11 at 5 pm & Jan 12 at 2 pm. OPENING: Sunday, Jan 12, 2013 at 7 pm. All performances run at B Street Theatre Mainstage, 2711 B St., Sacramento. Tickets: $23-$35*, $5 Student Rush, $15* Preview tickets. Call (916) 443-5300 or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.

THE CONDUCTOR: HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

by Jerry R. Montoya

Back by popular demand, Jerry R. Montoya's acclaimed The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Follow the incredible story of one woman's extraordinary courage and her riveting journey from slavery to freedom. An insightful tale for children ages 8 and older.

Written by Jerry R. Montoya, The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad marks Mr. Montoya's ninth play for B Street's Family Series. Other Montoya-penned plays include: Rumpelstiltskin, Swiss Family Robinson, The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Hansel and Gretel, The Young Abe Lincoln and The Gift of the Magi.

The Conductor: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by Jerry R. Montoya will be directed by Jerry R. Montoya. Cast and creative team TBD.

Follow the incredible story of one woman's extraordinary courage and her riveting journey from slavery to freedom. Running January 18 -February 23, 2014. SHOW TIMES: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. PREVIEW: Jan 18 at 1 pm. OPENING: Saturday, Jan 18 at 4 pm. Performances play the B Street Theatre Family Series Stage, 2727 B St., Sacramento. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 Children, $12 and $8 Preview tickets. Call (916) 443-5300, or visit www.bstreettheatre.org.

Family Series Background: The B Street Theatre's Family Series is one of only three fully professional, resident theaters for children in the state of California. Operating under a Theatre for Young Audience agreement with Actors Equity Association, the Family Series' mission is to introduce children to the wonder of professional theater through the production of original plays, and original adaptations of contemporary novels, and classic works of literature. Since its premiere season in 2003, the Family Series has presented 28 professional plays for approximately 250,000 children and families of the Sacramento region.

More about B Street Theatre: B Street Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company producing primarily new work for adults, families, and children. The two-theatre playhouse on B Street in Midtown Sacramento is home to the Mainstage Series, B3 Series, and Family Series, each created to feature intimate, quality theatre for audiences year-round. Recognized as one of Northern California's top professional theatres, B Street Theatre has produced more than 100 new plays, 60 of which are world, national, West Coast, or regional premieres.

B Street Theatre was originally founded in 1986 for the purpose of bringing the excitement of live performance to children through a program known as Fantasy Theatre, which is now called the B Street Theatre School Tour. This educational outreach program serves over 200,000 students in Northern California annually.

Other B Street Theatre programs include the B Street Theatre Family Series and Family Series Student Matinees (for school field trips), the B3 Series, B Street Acting Conservatory and Studio for Young People, and the B Street Theatre Internship program for pre-professional/post-college training. B Street Theatre has produced over 250 professional productions since 1986. The mission of B Street Theatre is to promote education and literacy, social interaction, and cultural enrichment by engaging children and adults in the highest quality theatre arts and playwriting. For more information, go to www.bstreettheatre.org.

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