2012-2013 Season

The Homefront: Capital Stage’s 2013-14 Season of Soul-Stirring Plays

Whether it’s CLYBOURNE PARK’s searingly funny look at the struggles over a changing neighborhood, or the machinations that result from the perverse marital bond of the MACBETHS in our first original Shakespeare adaptation, or a 21st century couple’s search for escape to an idealized 1950’s life in MAPLE AND VINE, all six diverse plays in our 2013-14 season explore the many ways in which our identities are intertwined with our notions of “home.”

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CLYBOURNE PARK by Bruce Norris

Sacramento Premiere

September 4 - October 6, 2013

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize and 2011 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a bitingly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. This ferociously sharp play is inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s popular classic A Raisin in the Sun. When our houses become our homes, and our neighborhoods become our identities, what will we do to protect them? As hidden agendas unfold, an unforgettable story is revealed without good guys or bad guys, just real people with real concerns about the future of their community.

Contains strong language and adult themes.

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MACBETH by William Shakespeare

An original adaptation by Capital Stage

October 23 - November 24, 2013

Just in time for Halloween, Shakespeare's most blood-thirsty play gets a Capital Stage treatment.  In a post-apocalyptic world where guerilla warfare rules the land, Macbeth goes beyond a mere tragedy of moral order to a deeply psychological study of minds preyed on by ambition, fear, and regret.  Capital Stage's original adaptation places the focus on the perverse marital bond and the collapse of established order that give rise to the plays tragic events.  As the rules of society breakdown, dark forces are unleashed and savagery reigns supreme. For the Macbeth's, dominion over this ravaged land is only a heartbeat away.

Contains violence and is intended for mature audiences.

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THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello

Special Holiday Production - Limited Engagement

December 4 - 29, 2013

This wickedly funny tale is based on the outlandish, and true, chronicles of humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris' experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy's SantaLand display. Witty, sardonic and unpredictable, mercilessly cutting through the Christmas spirit to point out the insane things we humans do during the holidays, Sedaris stands up for the Grinch in each of us.

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THE REAL THING by Tom Stoppard

January 22 - February 23, 2014
Tony® Award for Best Play - 1984
2000 Tony® Award for Best Revival of a Play

Tom Stoppard combines his characteristically brilliant wordplay and wit with poignant insights about the nature and mystery of love, commitment and authenticity creating a multi-toned play that challenges the mind while searching out the innermost secrets of the heart and asks that question, when it comes to love how do we know when it’s the “real thing?”

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4000 MILES by Amy Herzog

Sacramento Premiere

March 12 - April 13, 2014

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES is a wonderfully funny, touching and ultimately surprising play about growing up and finding home.

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Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

Sacramento Premiere

April 30 - June 1, 2014

David Lindsay-Abaire's play dares to ask: is it strength of character or just a few lucky breaks that determines a person's fate? Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month's paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings?

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MAPLE AND VINE by Jordan Harrison

Sacramento Premiere

June 18 - July 20, 2014

Katha and Ryu have 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, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors - and they themselves - are willing to sacrifice for happiness.  Exploring feminism, racisim, homophobia and marital strife...1950’s conformity may not differ much from 2014’s.

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