Melodrama: Never Trust a Sierra City Slicker at the Kentucky Mine Amphitheater June 21 & at the Yuba Theatre June 27- 28, 2014

                                 or… Two Skunks and a Trunk

 The Sierra County Arts Council and the local community theater group The Sierra Turnpike Players present Never Trust a Sierra City Slicker, an uproarious melodrama by Tim Kelly.

As part of Sierra City’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Sat June 21 show will be performed at the Kentucky Mine Amphitheater just east of Sierra City on Hwy. 49. The following weekend, Fri June 27 & Sat June 28, performances will be at the Yuba Theatre in Downieville

Show Times:  7:00 PM

Tickets are on sale at Sierra Hardware in Downieville and at the Sierra Country Store in Sierra City and will be available at the door.  $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors (65 and over)Children under 12, $3.

The Plot

Be prepared to boo, hiss, cheer and howl with laughter as you watch Mrs. Hookworm and her mean little son, Sturgeon, run a theatrical boarding house out West where Bill E.  Goat and his company of traveling performers are stranded.  Mrs. Hookworm has locked them out of their rooms and seized their luggage.  Enter the villain, Slicker Pinsetter, who knows the lovely Mary Delightful has a trunk containing some of her late father’s plays.  Unbeknownst to the others, a revival of one of her father’s plays is a current hit in London.  Mrs. Hookworm and Slicker compete in gleeful greed to see who will get the trunk.  But they do not plan on the appearance of our hero, Chester, the cowboy who foils the pair of villains. 

About Tim Kelly

Tim Kelly’s first stage play, Widow’s Walk, was published in the 1960′s, at the same time his A Darker Flower opened at New York’s Pocket Theatre, The Trunk and All That Jazz at Boston’s Image Theatre, and Die Blum in Germany. For the rest of his life, he kept up a steady flow of amazingly diverse work, with well over 350 plays currently in print and in continuous production. During his life, Kelly received countless honors for his playwriting including seven major university awards and grants.

About the Sierra Turnpike Players

The Sierra Turnpike Players have been presenting local community theater in Sierra County since 1994. The group’s first play, Strange Tales of the Sierra Turnpike Players, was performed in the one room, Goodyears Bar Schoolhouse, four miles downriver from Downieville. In 1996, in cooperation with the Yuba Theatre owners, Sierra County Arts Council volunteers renovated the theater, transforming it into a performing arts venue where the Sierra Turnpike Players have performed ever since. The Yuba Theatre, through state and local funding, has recently been renovated, upgrading its heating and air-conditioning system and also adding improvements to better serve Americans with disabilities.

This event is produced by special arrangement with the Pioneer Drama Service.

Posted In Categories: 2014, Past Events, Yuba Theatre

This event is produced by the Sierra County Arts Council, State-Local Partner of the California Arts Council.

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