This year we have 4 venues; 3 at Grass Valley Courtyard Suites and 1 at Gold Miners Inn. At Courtyard Suites you will see tickets for the Conference Room, the Cellar, and a Suite. These are all located at 210 N. Auburn Street in Grass Valley. Gold Miners Inn is located at 121 Bank Street.
The Four Poets perform a unique fusion of dynamic poetry and energetic music. “A Rare Experience of Literary Art”
Colette Uncensored is a one-woman show about the amazing life of the French author Colette (1873–1954). Colette wrote the books that the movies Gigi and Cheriwere based on, as well as fifty other works. The play features actor Lorri Holt playing Colette and eight other characters from the author’s life. In the current political climate, audiences resonate deeply with the play’s timely themes. Written by Zack Rogow and Lorri Holt. 3/19@9pm; 3/20@7:30pm; and 3/21@2:30pm
A beautiful day. A secluded beach. Two strangers. The end of the world approaching. What could go wrong? What could go right? From Jaye Lee Vocque, the writer who brought you SF & Nugget Fringe's “Best of” winner BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS. This Dramedy explores what happens when a woman with stunted growth and a free spirit go through the five stages of grief. Questioning faith, the future, and how much alcohol does it take to forget your worries. 3/21@8:30pm; and 3/22@3:30
Prepared monologues and other surprises delivered right to your seat in this theatrical mash-up extraordinaire. Last year’s collection of monologues proved to be one of the highlights of the Festival. 3/21@8:00pm; and 3/22@3:30pm
Eight students of Jane's class "The Fear of Speaking" are due to present their finished speeches at a big recital. However, the students do not show up, due to...their fear of speaking. Feeling that her student's words should be heard, Jane presents the speeches herself, though, not having been able to read them ahead of time, she is often surprised by what they contain. More information at www.theatredust.com. 3/19@6:30pm; 3/20@8:00pm; and 3/21@2:00pm
The Great Garbolski: A One Person, Seven Character (Clown) Show.
See Uncle Tibi wrestle the Sitsquatch. Find out what Gisela has in her giant bag. Try to avoid stepdad Jimmy E. Honkenstern as he wanders around working security. The brothers Garbolski make the dysfunctional family show they’ve always dreamed of! You’ll laugh, cry, and eat a pickle. An absurd exploration of family, intergenerational trauma, dictators, pickles and what it means to be American. 3/19@6pm; 3/20@9pm; 3/21@5:30pm
The story of a guy who hates running and dogs, but ends up running with his neighbor’s dog Butler for 13 years along the rivers and mountains of Sonoma, California, and what Butler teaches David about living and dying. 3/19@7:30pm; 3/21@8:00pm; and 3/22@2:00pm
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I think we can all agree. This show is perfect for anyone who would see a show with that title. And their friends, because usually you have at least one friend you could text saying “hey this sounds interesting — let’s go see this :)” 3/21@6:30pm; and 3/22@2:00pm
Jori Phillips. A Stand up Comedy hour by Jori Phillips, your favourite local Canadian! With a special guest opener each night!
Join Jori, fresh from her 50 state U.S. tour, as she takes you into her brain, and out the other side. A local Fringe veteran, and a Comedian for at least the last five years, Jori brings an energy and whimsy to some of life's most mundane moments. This is a performer you don't want to miss! "An up-and-coming comic..." The Union. 3/20@10:30pm; and 3/21@9:30pm
Truth or Dare Productions. With an award winning cast of performers from Reno to San Francisco and everywhere in between. You can count on comedy, sensual peep-show acts, an array of vivacious characters, audience participation, outrageous fun and a joyful afterglow. This production company is here to entertain you. 3/19@10:30pm; and 3/20@10:30pm
LIVING CARTOONS is an experimental solo show of award-winning craziness! BEST OF SF FRINGE 2017, 2018 and 2019! Pantomime, Stand Up, Clown, Absurdism, Solo Insanity. 3/19@7:30pm; 3/21@4:00pm; 3/21@10:00pm; and 3/22@2:00pm
“Best of Fringe” in San Francisco, and “Highly Recommended” by FringeReview. Share the Magic of Ryan Kane with your friends. Playing cards levitate, whiskey bottles appear from nowhere, and a paintball gun is fired at the man behind it all. Every night out should be this much fun— Please Enjoy Responsibly. 3/19@9:00pm; 3/20@6:00pm; and 3/21@8:00pm
Master mentalist Matthew Mayavi returns to the Norcal Fringe with his crowd pleasing, mind blowing show. Equal parts fun and amazement, in this interactive show, Matthew demonstrates the impossible by reading minds and predicting the future. If you haven't seen Matthew perform, you haven't seen anything like this. Don't miss it! All ages are welcome. 3/19@9:00pm; 3/20@6:00pm; and 3/21@6:30pm
Musing: (noun) a period of reflection or thought.
Reflection: (noun) a thing that is a consequence of, or arises from something else.
Consequence: (noun) a result of effect of an action or condition. 3/19@8:00pm; and 3/20@6:30
Kathleen Denny. Kat is one of a sassy new generation of Rosie the Riveters. She draws a line at a machine shop pinup calendar. Hint: That gal is NOT demonstrating mechanical technique! On the job, what are the limits for women and for men? This fresh and funny one woman show is a timely true tale from the front lines of women's work. 3/19@6:00pm; 3/20@9:00pm; and 3/21@6:30pm
Generations X and Z meet in the music of Peter Johnson and Penelope Rose and they have plenty to say about the matter. Father and daughter songwriters wield words like scalpels, taking on the complexities of life, relationship, and emotional and mental health in songs drawing on retro and modern song stylings. This is immersive music of rare beauty and insight. Don’t miss your chance to see them together before she gets famous or he gets murdered. 3/21@3:30pm
Melanie Moseley. Sexology: The Musical!cracks open the tyranny of societal expectations when it comes to love, sex, and relationship. A powerful and funny story about the journey from monogamy to polyamory (complete with show tunes!). A firsthand account of love without limits. Winner of “Best in Show” at the 2019 Boulder International Fringe Festival and “Patron’s Choice” at the PortFringe Festival. 3/19@7:30pm; 3/20@7:30pm; and 3/21@2:00pm
Chris Khatami. Spec Script is a live podcast where an artist writes an episode of a TV show they have never watched. Then other artists read it live. Hilarity ensues. Spec Script is based out of Portland, but often travels and frequently performs in Sacramento. 3/21@7:00pm
In the theatrical world of circus, there are possibilities of joy, Transcendence and meaning. But there is also the possibility for the complete opposite. In this contradiction lies the magic of circus.
He juggles, he dances, he portrays multiple characters.....
Calder Bullwinkle writes and performs like a man on a mission while encouraging insight, sharing philosophical musings, all the while creating humorous and often uncomfortable theatrical moments. 3/19@6:00pm; 3/20@7:30pm; and 3/21@3:30pm
A cadre of playwrights from all around the country will be given a single subject on which to write ten-minute long plays to be performed just three hours later. Local actors bring the short plays to life with scripts hot off the presses…or slightly warm off the laser printers. 3/21@3:30pm; and 3/22@2:00pm
By Natacha Ruck. Directed by David Ford
France, 1981: The first socialist president is about to be elected and a young Natacha is already starting to implement her own political platform. But first, she will take down the schoolyard bully, eviscerate the rules of French grammar, and pull off the most fulfilling heist of her young life: making off with grandmother’s chocolate. 3/20@9:00pm; 3/21@2:00pm; and 3/22@12:30pm
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