'Tis Camelot, Methinks! New "Shakespearean" Adaptation of King ArthurWilliam A. Carroll Amphitheatre, At William Land Park (3901 Land Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95822)
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The last date listed for King Arthur was Sunday July 22, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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Set in Hollywood over a 70-year period, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's pseudo-biographical comedy By the Way, Meet Vera Stark follows the life of a headstrong African-American actress who begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in big Hollywood blockbusters. Seventy years later, film buffs reflect on the life and legacy of the controversial star, whose eventual fame and fortune came at the price of perpetuating dangerous stereotypes. Nottage artfully blends comedy and social commentary for a thoroughly entertaining yet thought-provoking picture of the cultural climate that shaped Vera Stark. Clever and illuminating, this show draws on screwball films of the 1930s and uses today's fascination with celebrity and controversy to get to the truth behind the legend, and reflect on who she might have been if she'd lived in a different time. Learn More
Goldstar Member Tips
Comfortable and casual - bring a light jacket
Pack an amazing picnic dinner and relax and enjoy with your group
Plenty of parking!
4 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Jul 23 2012
The acting was excellent
The play was a bit wordy and a bit long. Cutting a few of the fight scenes could help.
Written on Jul 16 2012
This starts out well with two fools providing lively banter and exposition, but quickly falls prey to very uneven performances, save the fools, once the story begins. In an effort to keep the pacing lively, most of the drama of the show is lost and characters are largely one dimensional, (if you could understand their often breakneck dialog). Casting was weak, but understandable in a community theater production of this scope. Very strange blocking at times and often counter to the focus of the plot. More time seemed spent on overdone and mediocre sword play than on acting. Overall, standard fare from the community level. Fortunately, it was a beautiful night and a nice outdoor/picnic experience.
Written on Jul 03 2012
I really enjoyed the "Shakespearean" production of King Arthur held at the William Land Park Amphitheater! Well done! Great venue for casual gatherings, picnicking beforehand, and time to relax and visit. We were blessed with the most awesome weather as well!
Written on Jul 02 2012
Pace is slow. Not The Bard, despite the Brave Attempt...
More Information About King Arthur
The pre-show begins at 7:00pm with curtain at 8:00pm.
About the Ticket Supplier: City Theatre at Sacramento City College
City Theatre is the performing arts program at Sacramento City College, part of the Los Rios Community College District, in Sacramento, California. Our program offers a variety of classes in acting, technical theatre, film studies and theatre history.
The City Theatre season consists of our Mainstage productions, Storytime children's productions, and our touring children's troupe the "Pennywhistle Players". During the summer we move outdoors as the Producers of the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.
City Theatre at Sacramento City College aims to bring to the Sacramento community a unified theatre experience, beginning with the best training available for anyone interested, put to the test in fine professional productions from the old to the new, which will, in turn, strive to speak as much as they can to all of Sacramento's diverse communities.