2012-2013 Season

2012-13 Season

Each production in our 2012-13 line-up packs a powerful theatrical punch, representing some of the most imaginative, most thrilling and of course, most thought-provoking plays of the modern theatre. All of these plays are unique and distinct but each examines in one way or another themes of power. As our country enters a bitter election year what better time to reflect on the role that power plays in our lives: Who has it and what are they willing to do to keep it? Who wants it and what are they willing to do to get it?

More than entertainment. Our eighth season promises to take Capital Stage’s commitment to bold, unforgettable plays to a new level with plenty of surprising and inspiring moments that will grab hold of you remind us all of the unique power of live theatre.

ENRON by Lucy Prebble

September 19 - October 21, 2012
EXTENDED THRU OCT 28!
Sacramento Premiere – Contains Adult Themes & Content

A sold-out sensation during its London world premiere, Enron turns one of the most infamous scandals in financial history into an explosive theatrical event. Crafted as sprawling tragedy mixed with savage comedy, Enron follows a group of ambitious men and women through the breathtaking rush of greed and fraud that led to a legendary financial collapse.

MISTAKES WERE MADE by Craig Wright

November 14 - December 16, 2012
Sacramento Premiere – Contains Adult Themes & Content

In Mistakes Were Made we meet B-list Off-Broadway producer Felix Artifex who gets in way over his fast-talking head when he takes on Mistakes Were Made, the first world-premiere of his long and checkered career. Mistakes is a gargantuan epic of the French Revolution which Felix thinks is going to be his ticket to professional and personal redemption.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY adapted by Joe Landry

December 18-24, 2012
Limited Engagement – Fun for the entire family

Five actors perform the dozens of characters in the radio play as well as produce the sound effects. Imagine it is Christmas Eve 1946 in Studio A at WBFR in Manhattan, New York. The actors arrive for a special live radio performance of It's a Wonderful Life. You'll hear all your favorites including George Bailey, Mary, Clarence Oddbody, Mr Potter, Uncle Billy, even Zuzu and all the other wonderful characters that make up Bedford Falls.

THE NORTH PLAN by Jason Wells

January 23 - February 24, 2013
Sacramento Premiere – Contains Adult Themes & Content

The unchecked growth of America’s security-surveillance-detention complex is taken to its worst possible conclusion, in this hilarious dark comedy. The U.S. government is torn asunder by a military coup and the flag-waving goons behind it begin rounding up anyone who might be a threat to the regime. The only hope for the future is Carlton, a State Department employee and Tanya, the most unlikely political thriller heroine you’ve ever encountered.

THE MOUNTAINTOP by Katori Hall

March 20 - April 21, 2013
Sacramento Premiere – Contains Adult Themes & Content

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.'s last night on earth unfolds in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination on April 4, 1968. In a breathtaking journey beyond realism, this provocative London/Broadway hit imagines the night before the tragedy, dramatizing a legend while revealing the flesh-and-blood man behind it.

HEDDA GABLER by Henrik Ibsen

May 15 - June 16, 2013
A Classic Redux – Contains Adult Themes & Content

In March, Capital Stage will present a brand new adaptation of one of the world’s most famous plays. Based on premise that there is a secret, sometimes unconscious, world of desires and motives that is often much more powerful than the rational one, Ibsen's theatrical masterpiece explores Hedda’s tormented desire for escape and her yearning for individual and spiritual freedom.

THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY by Kristopher Diaz

July 10 - August 11, 2013
Sacramento Premiere – Contains Adult Themes & Content

Chad Deity slams together thrilling spectacle, incredible characters and geopolitical allegory into an invigorating theatrical experience you can’t find on pay-per-view. Tired of making other pro wrestlers look good, Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra recruits a smart-mouthed Indian kid to dethrone the current All-American champ, Chad Deity. But when the rivalry is used to exploit racial stereotypes, the men find themselves fighting for more than just a title belt.