The Silver Tassie
By Seán O’Casey
Directed by Christine Nicholson
April 22-May 15, 2016
8pm Fridays & Saturdays | 2pm Sundays & Sat. 5/14
ASL Interpreted performance: Sunday, May 1, 2:00pm
Performances will be held at the:
Art Court Theatre
Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822
The Silver Tassie progresses from naturalistic farce in the first act to pure expressionism in the second; the remaining two acts combined farce and grim tragedy. Set in Ireland during the First World War, the play illuminates the horror and waste of war, contrasting the suffering of those on the front, with the casual, cavalier attitude of those at home. The play begins in Ireland during World War I as dashing Harry Heegan leads his football team to victory, arriving home in swaggering celebration before he grabs his kit and heads for the trenches. A nightmare world awaits. The men, reduced to cannon fodder, speak in mangled incantations as the casualties stack up. Months later, Harry returns, a cripple at the football club party. Everyone but the shattered war veterans dance and forget. Peppered with acrid wit and dark vaudeville humor, The Silver Tassie is a powerful anti-war play.
General Admission $15 ($13 matinees); Student/Senior/SARATA/Military/ADA $12 ($10 matinees). No children under 6 please.
Future Main Stage Shows
- Sacramento Shakespeare Festival 2016 Season (July 1 - 31, 2016)
Beauty and the Beast
Directed by Doug Lawson
April 9 - May 1 2016
Saturdays & Sundays at Noon
Classic tale of the young woman who sees through the mask of the beast to the heart of gold inside.
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, April 9, 1/2 price special!
Group Rate for parties of 15 or more, 20% off!
For reservations and information call 916-558-2174.