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THE CLEAN BREAK by Dan Harder. This hilarious play takes place in a laundromat where a cast of quirky characters are forced to interact because of a common need; clean clothes. The Clean Break will play Fridays and Saturdays at 7PM, and Sundays at 2PM from February 19th through March 20th at the Black Bart Playhouse. BUY TICKETS HEREFind out more »
Maple and Vine Jordan Harrison’s look at our yearning for the “good old days”, “Maple and Vine”. An urban power couple has become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic world, these two 21st century transplants are surprised by what their new neighbors - and they themselves - are willing to sacrifice for happiness. Maple…Find out more »
Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare What could be more timely than the story of Duke Vincentio, who finds himself struggling with ruling a city that has grown accustomed to using the law as a doormat? He hires a strong man, Angelo, who is known to rule with an iron fist. When a well liked citizen, Claudio, breaks a small law that nearly everyone in town also breaks routinely, Angelo decides to make an example of him. But Angelo,…Find out more »
Murphys Creek Theatre presents Love Letters by A.R. Gurney, the hit Broadway two-person, Pulitzer Prize-nominated play that tells the sweet story of two close friends who begin writing to each other as children and never stop. Special guest stars from the greater Mother Lode community will take the stage each night for this one-weekend-only production, including Don Bilotti, Firman Brown, Maryann Curmi, Martha Kight, Gary Tofanelli, and Barbara Yook. The play is directed by longtime MCT Artistic Director Graham Green. Love Letters follows the lives of Andrew Makepeace…Find out more »
Developed by Ann Randolph Directed by Joshua Townshend A journey into forgiveness where wit, black humor and self-deprication Shelley discovers the center of life is much simpler and closer to home than she imagined. Motherhood - Shame - Addiction - Death - Angels - Ancestors - RedemptionFind out more »
Staged readings of New Plays, never before produced or performed on stage will be performed October 7, 8 and 9th! Tickets to this event are just $10 per show with the festival kicking off at 7pm on Friday, 7pm on Saturday and 2 pm on Sunday. Season tickets will be honored for all three nights. Call 209-728-8422 for a special discount on all 3 days! Friday Night features Christmas 2.0 by Donna Hoke Saturday Night features Eureka! Shakespeare Goes West! By…Find out more »
Aoife O'Donovan is an American singer and songwriter best known as the lead singer for the progressive bluegrass/string band, Crooked Still, and a member of the female folk-noir trio, Sometymes Why. She has performed and recorded with Ollabelle, Karan Casey and Seamus Egan, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Darol Anger, Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins, Christina Courtin, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan and Yo-Yo Ma. During the summer of 2013, she toured with…Find out more »
Mountain Melody: Womens Chorus of Calaveras presents Winter's Child Suggested donation $10 per person Enjoy the sounds of the season with friends and family at Murphys Creek Theatre!Find out more »
Sourdough Slim - Last Of The Vaudeville Cowboys
"There's no one else out there like Sourdough Slim. An accordion playing, yodeling, tongue-in-cheek, cowboy-dressed entertainer deluxe. Catchy, uplifting, irresistible, jolly fun." says Cowboy Magazine editor Darrell Arnold. One of the most original and beloved Western entertainers of our time, Sourdough Slim is a hoot to say the least. The moment this award winning Western showman steps into the spotlight, it's apparent to everyone that they're in for a rollicking good time. Ten gallon funny-man Sourdough Slim, transports us to a whimsical world where vaudevillian camp and cowboy lore intermingle to produce grins galore.
Slim, aka Rick Crowder, is a well traveled veteran of stages ranging from The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering to The Lincoln Center's Roots of American Music Festival and the Carnegie Hall Folk Festival. His fast-paced stage show finds him crooning Western classics, playing accordion, guitar and harmonica, dancing a jig, dishing out hilarious comedic sketches and letting loose with some absolutely mind boggling yodeling. His truly astounding yippie-ti-yi style won him the Academy of Western Artists 2001 Will Rogers Award for "Yodeler of the Year" and 2009, 2010 and 2011 nomination for "Entertainer of the Year" from the Western Music Association.
The Allentown Morning Call proclaims him to be a "One-man Western extravaganza!" The East Bay Express calls him "The most entertaining cowboy singer-yodeler-accordionist extant!" The Newport News Review brandishes him "The W. C. Fields of Western Entertainment" and Via Magazine heralds him "Entertainer extraordinaire!"
Born in Hollywood, California, Rick Crowder spent much of his childhood on a family cattle ranch in the Sierra foothills. But as he explains, "my true calling as a cowboy was not on the range but rather, on the stage." A childhood cut-up, he developed his comic character, honed his musical and yodeling skills and garnered the nick name "Slim" while performing in several traveling western bands in the 1970's and 80's. Sourdough Slim emerged in 1988 when he came up with the idea to meld his experiences into a solo act based on a comical accordion playing yodeling cowhand. He has never looked back.
His seasoned gift for connecting with audiences from the Autry Museum to The Kennedy Center is a true testament to the irrepressible talent and dedication of this unique entertainer.Find out more »