Written by Ed Graczyk
Directed by John Ewing
Produced by Errant Phoenix Productions
The 1976 play, later interpreted into a movie of the same title, is set in a small town outside of Marfa, Texas, where the 1950's James Dean movie, Giant, was filmed. Although it was written over 40 years ago, the play tackles hard issues that are even more relevant today than when it was first produced. "Come Back to the Five & Dime" is set in a small town dime store, where the Disciples of James Dean gather for their twentieth reunion. While enjoying their reunion, they reminisce with flashbacks to their past. However, the arrival of a stranger unravels a series of confrontations that upset their web of lies, disappointments, and self-delusions.
The London Standard hails Come back to the Five & Dime as "A challenging piece of theatre." The Gannet Newspapers called the play, "A work of amazing dramatic power... ingenious, shocking... funny, brimming with pathos, wise and full of wonder at the sometimes sinister tricks of life. The best play I have seen in years."
Tickets are available here: fiveanddime.brownpapertickets.com
August 4,5,11,12, 18, 19 @ 8PM - 6, 13, 20 @ 2PM
Mesa Verde Performing Arts Center
7501 Carriage Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Juanita . . . . . . . . Shirley Sayers
Mona . . . . . . . . . . Deni Scofield
Sissy . . . . . . . . . . Toody Lawrence
Stella Mae . . . . . Janine La Forge
Edna Louise . . . Nicole Shallig
Joanne . . . . . . . . Michelle Champoux
Mona (then) . . . . Katie Peters
Sissy (then) . . . . . Tyler Traum
Joe . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Jensen
Photos by Day Forty-One.
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