Celebrate Women at 6th St. Playhouse

Mar 4, 2012 in Entertainment, Events, Miscellany, West End Artists & Performers

Spring has sprung at the 6th Street Playhouse. The 6th Street Playhouse has announced special event presentations marking National Women’s History Month. The myriad talents of women in Sonoma County are highlighted in three special events and a new stage play will take a special look at female characters. “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opens March 9th.  

National Women’s History Month events at 6th Street Playhouse include:

~ “Under the Influence of Tennessee’s Women” 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18th – Studio Theatre.  Women’s History Month will be celebrated at 6th Street Playhouse. Over 30 local women artists reflect on the characters of Tennessee Williams through their paintings and sculptures. This reception and art show features guest speaker KRCB Radio FM Program Director, Robin Pressman. Free admission.

~ “The Tennessee Menagerie: An Evening with the Women of Tennessee Williams” March 23th to April 7th, 2012 – Studio Theatre (Performance times available on the 6SP website) This new stage play is the center piece of National Women’s History Month activities at 6th Street Playhouse. Co-conceived by Artistic Director, Craig A. Miller and 6th Street Playhouse Dramaturge, Lennie Dean “The Tennessee Menagerie” peeks into the life and mind of the American playwright as it re-introduces audiences to his memorable female characters with scenes and monologues by Williams. Tickets $10 to $25.

Tennessee Menagerie

~  “Taste: A Wine Country Pygmalion” 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 – Studio Theatre
Bronwen Shears directs this staged reading of “Taste: A Wine Country Pygmalion,” a new play by Jody Gehrman (author of “The Ticking Clock Project”). Free admission.

~ “Showcase: Women in the Arts7 p.m. Sunday, April 1 – Studio Theatre
This special performance event honors 10 female artists, singers, poets, actresses and dancers who have contributed to the rich, cultural life of Sonoma County. $10 per person.

 “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” March 9th to March 25th on it’s main stage in the G.K. Hardt Theatre. The cast is led by 6th Street Playhouse  2012 Distinguished Guest Artist – actor of stage, film and television,  Charles Siebert as Big Daddy. Sexual desire and repression, death and greed cast a somber mood on the occasion of Big Daddy’s 65th birthday celebration and threaten to destroy a wealthy, but dysfunctional Southern family in Tennessee Williams’ 1955 Pulitzer Prize winning drama. Revelations about alcoholic son Brick and his sexually frustrated wife, Maggie are at the heart of this story. Family dynamics are further strained when Big Daddy’s terminal illness is revealed and brother Gooper and his wife Mae contrive to gain control of the family inheritance.

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

All events are presented at 6th Street Playhouse, located at 52 West 6th Street in Santa Rosa, Calif.  For tickets or more information call 707-523-4185 or visit www.6thstreetplayhouse.com

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