Six Characters in Search of an Author
By Luigi Pirandello
Adapted by Adrienne Sher
Directed by Peter Mohrmann
Sept. 23 - Oct. 16, 2016
8pm Fridays & Saturdays | 2pm Sundays & Sat. 10/8
Performances will be held at the:
Art Court Theatre
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822
A controversial play since its premiere in 1921, Six Characters in Search of an Author recounts the fate of a family of characters left unrealized by their author. Desperate to come to life, the characters interrupt the rehearsal of another Pirandello play and demand that the director and cast stage their story. Taking the theater itself as its setting and subject, the play draws upon the relations between all the major players of the dramatic spectacle—directors, actors, characters, spectators, and critics—to "present every possible conflict." As such a deeply self-referential or meta-theatrical work, Six Characters is also a key exercise in what Pirandello termed il teatro dello specchio or "the mirror theater," a play that turns a mirror onto the theater itself.
General Admission $15 ($13 matinees); Student/Senior/SARATA/Military/ADA $12 ($10 matinees). No children under 6 please.
Future Main Stage Shows
- The Wind in the Willows (Nov .- Dec., 2016)
- The Man Who Came To Dinner (Feb. - Mar., 2017)
- The Music Man (Apr. - May, 2017)
Directed by Doug Lawson
Oct. 29 - Nov. 20, 2016
Saturdays & Sundays at Noon
Classic tale of a young woman, a sleeping spell and the handsome prince who rescues her.
Performances held at the Little Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (PAC106) on Sacramento City College Campus!
Admission is $5 for all ages (children two years old and under are admitted free). Opening day, Oct. 29, 1/2 price special!
Group Rate for parties of 15 or more, 20% off!
For reservations and information call 916-558-2174.