Warm, Comedic Drama California Palm at the Shelton Theater
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The last date listed for California Palm was Saturday November 12, 2005 / 8:00pm.
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A genius so assured he could write operas faster than secretaries could copy them, a genius so original even Bach cribbed his melodies, a genius so unconventional that his conflicting roles -- Catholic priest and creative renegade; cultural iconoclast and establishment favorite -- still shock people today, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) remains an artist without equal. Now he comes to exuberant life in the new drama The Red Priest of Venice at the Shelton Theater. Today best known for The Four Seasons, Vivaldi was one of the most brilliant figures of the baroque period, a composer whose life was as passionate and stormy as his music. Compelling and humorous, this 90-minute show focuses on a critical period in his life when he began writing his most dazzling masterpiece ... and when he fell under the spell of two equally dazzling ladies. Learn More
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“…terrific performances… "- SF Bay Guardian
“…the acting, too, is deftly done, with an array of interesting characters…” – Contra Costa Times
“This play is a must for anyone who dared to depart his or her native clump of sod, tract house, strip mall or interstate ramp, for the mesmerizing allure of big city lights…” – SF Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle
California Palm, a warm, comedic drama written by Michael Struthers and directed by award-winning director Virginia Abascal, makes its premiere at the Shelton Theater. In a rundown used-car dealership in a tiny southwest town, two brothers deal with declining sales and new relationships that strain their happy home. When a female firebrand from LA buys their dealership, they are plunged into an all-or-nothing sales contest that threatens the hopes and dreams of everyone involved.
The cast includes: Maggie Grant*, Eric Fraisher Hayes*, Stu Klitsner*, Grace Lee, and Kevin Tierney (*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association).