unnamedCapital Stage completes its ninth season, THE HOMEFRONT: A Season of Soul-Stirring Plays, with MAPLE & VINE by Jordan Harrison. After premiering in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, MAPLE & VINE ran Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. Capital Stage’s production will be directed by Co-Founder and Artistic Associate Peter Mohrmann, and will run from June 18 through July 20, 2014, with a press opening on Saturday June 21, 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, 1950s conformity may not differ much from 2014.

Jordan Harrison is a playwright based in Brooklyn. MAPLE & VINE was nominated for best production for Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media awards and recently played Off-Broadway after Premiering in the 2011 Humana Festival. He also wrote FIT FOR FEET, KID-SIMPLE, THE MUSEUM PLAY, FINN IN THE UNDERWORLD, ACT A LADY, DORIS TO DARLENE, A CAUTIONARY VALENTINE, AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN, FUTURA, MARJORIE PRIME, THE GROWN- UP and musicals including THE FLEA AND THE PROFESSOR and SUPREMA. Currently he is screen writing for a netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. He holds a B.A. from Stanford and a M.F.A. from Brown University.

Capital Stage Co-Founder Peter Mohrmann (THE NORTH PLAN, IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, FICTION) directs the ensemble featuring Wayne Lee, Stephanie Gularte (HEDDA GABLER, DIRTY STORY), Jason Heil, Shannon Mahoney (CLYBORNE PARK, ENRON), Ryan Snyder (THE REAL THING). The design team includes Stephen C. Jones (scenic), Rebecca Redmond (costumes), Ed Lee (sound), and Steve Decker (lighting).

Performances for MAPLE & VINE will begin with three previews on Wednesday, June 18th at 7pm, and Thursday & Friday June 19 & 20 at 8pm. The production will open on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8pm. Performances continue through July 20, 2014. Showtimes will be Wednesdays at 7pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm. General tickets range from $24-$38. Discount tickets are available as follows: Preview Tickets are $18-$20; Student Rush Tickets are half-priced; Senior Tickets are $2 off regular priced tickets (excluding Saturday evenings); and Group Rates are available for parties of 12 or more. Tickets are currently available at the Capital Stage Box Office, by phone at 916-995-5464 or online at http://www.capstage.org

WHAT: Capital Stage presents MAPLE & VINE by Jordan Harrison, Directed by Peter Mohrmann

WHERE: 2215 J Street, Sacramento, CA

WHEN: Previews June 18 – June 20 $18-$20 tickets

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 8pm, $36-$38 tickets

Continues: Wednesdays-Sundays through July 20, 2014, $24-$36 tickets

Performance Times & Prices:
Wednesdays 7pm $24-$26 tickets
Thursdays 8pm $28-$30 tickets
Fridays 8pm $30-$32 tickets
Saturdays 8pm $34-$36 tickets
Sundays 2pm $30-$32 tickets

Ticket Purchases:
Box Office: 916-995-5464
Online: http://www.capstage.org
In Person: 2215 J Street

Advisory: For Mature Audiences

Playwright: Jordan Harrison
Directed by: Peter Mohrmann
Cast List: Wayne Lee*, Stephanie Gularte*, Jason Heil*, Shannon Mahoney, Ryan Snyder
Scenic Design: Stephen C. Jones
Lighting Design: Steve Decker
Costume Design: Rebecca Redmond
Sound Design: Ed Lee
Production Stage Manager: Lynnae Vana*
*Members of Actors’ Equity Association

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