FINAL Weekend for Neil Simon’s “Rumors” Coming Up!

(L to R): Michelle Novello, Manny Lanzaro, Phil Pittman, Brad Haney, Anita Ahuja, Rodney Orosco, Laure Olson, Ana Kormos, and Jim Hewlett

The Winters Theatre Company is proud to present Neil Simon’s outrageous comedy, “Rumors,” playing on weekends through Sunday March 26th. All shows will be at the Winters Community Center, at 201 Railroad Ave in Winters:

  • Friday March 24: 8:00pm
  • Saturday March 25: 8:00pm
  • Sunday March 26: 2:00pm

Tickets are available on our website:

  • $12 general; $8 students/seniors

Due to some strong adult language, the production is recommended for ages 16 and up.

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WTC Presents a Special Showing of SEVEN at the Woodland Opera House on Sat 4/8/17

In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Winters Theatre Company will present a special benefit performance of SEVEN at the Woodland Opera House on April 8th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  The show was performed by the Winters Theatre Company as part of its regular season last October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   Two local non-profit organizations who assist victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, Empower Yolo and My Sister’s House, will be the beneficiaries of this performance.

In 2006, seven women playwrights began the process of interviewing international women leaders connected to the network of Vital Voices Global Partnership. The result was a truly compelling piece of documentary theatre.

SEVEN tells the true stories of seven courageous women who faced tremendous challenges in their lives, including rape, poverty and human trafficking, and bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in Nigeria and Pakistan, fighting for women’s education and rights; and in Northern Ireland, promoting peace and equality.

SEVEN premiered in New York City on Martin Luther King Day in 2008. To date, it has been translated into more than 20 languages and performed in 32 different countries. SEVEN is a very different theatrical production that will inspire audience members to take action in their local communities.

The show is directed by Anita Ahuja, Manager for Special Projects at the California Victim Compensation Program and Director for the Winters Theatre Company.

SEVEN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.  For more information about SEVEN, please visit www.seventheplay.com.

“Riveting, explosive, and inspiring drama…starkly emotive…reaffirm[s] the belief that one person could indeed make a difference.”— Huffington Post

“Poignant and compelling…it offers assurance that even the most disadvantaged individuals can speak out and do something.” — Salt Lake City Tribune

“The lives of these women provide a portal through which audiences will be able to experience a diversity of cultures while bearing witness to the varied way in which individual women have overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles to justice and freedom.” —Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

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“A Christmas Carol” Continues Through Sunday December 4th!

 

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Photo by Jeff Rawlinson

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The Cratchit family played by Lilac Bucksner, Kenneth Matheson, Christian Duran, Sarah Hinojosa, Robert Payawal, and Victoria Crabtree

WTC’S “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” By Germaine Hupe

Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, and the story, which became an immediate success, continues to charm readers and audiences to the present time,173 years later.  There have been many dramatic versions of Dickens’ short novel including numerous stage plays, two musicals, a Disney animation for children, and 28 film versions, 7 of which were silent films.  Thomas Edison himself produced one of the early silent films in 1910.

The current WTC production offers several scenes which are not usually included in acting scripts.  These scenes are Director Jesse Akers’ adaptation of a 1951 screenplay by Noel Langley. They offer a view of banking and money market corruption which helps to explain the growth of poverty and suffering that afflicted the Victorian working class in Dickens’ own time.

The plot concerns the Christmas Eve conversion of Ebenezer Scrooge, “a grasping old sinner,” by means of a series of visits by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and his former partner Jacob Marley.  The familiar characters include Scrooge’s long suffering clerk Bob Cratchit and his family.  The gentle Tiny Tim, Scrooge’s lost love Alice, his beloved sister Fan and his nephew Fred are major featured roles in a production which requires 28 speaking parts in addition to a childrens caroling group and an adult singing choir.

Performances of “A Christmas Carol” are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pmNovember  25, 26, and December 2 and 3. There will  be matinee performances at 2 pm on November 27 and December 4.  All performances are at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Avenue, Winters.  Tickets are $15 for the Champagne Gala opening and the benefit for the Winters Music Boosters.  Tickets for all other shows are $12 for adults, $8 for Senior and children 12 and under.  For reservations call 530-795-4014 or www.winterstheatre.org.

 

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Thanks for supporting “Seven”



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Seven tells the true stories of seven courageous women who faced tremendous challenges in their lives, including rape, poverty and human trafficking, and bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe.

The playwrights are  Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz

*Empower Yolo is Yolo County’s primary service provider for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Empower Yolo is a nonprofit dedicated to the intervention, prevention, and elimination of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse. Client services are free.  Donations are tax-deductible.

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Thanks for supporting “Much Ado About Nothing!”

Thanks for coming out to see us “under the stars” outdoors in the Winters Community Center Amphitheatre as we presented William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” the first two weekends of August!  We’ll see you at our next show soon!

 

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