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Oct
17
Tue
CFA presents: Rising Appalachia @ Center for the Arts
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Rising Appalachia

Opening Performer to be Announced

Monday, October 16th 8:00 PM

2 SHOWS

  • Monday, October 16, 8:00pm (Dance Concert-limited theatre seating)
    $29 member, $34 general public
  • Tuesday, October 17, 8:00pm
    (Dance Concert-limited theatre seating)
    $29 member, $34 general public
  • Tuesday, October 17,
    6:15pm – 7:15pm 
    $77 member, $84 general public
    (100 limited tickets)
    Each Conversation ticket includes a ticket to the full length show on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, October 17
A Conversation with Rising Appalachia


Join the band for an intimate conversation about music, life, and the role of art in the social justice movement. They will weave conversations, questions from the audience and acoustic songs into a natural off stage experience. Guests can engage with the band about their music, mission, and create meaningful dialogue about important issues that inspire. The intention is to create a two-way dialog that feels fulfilling to both band and guests alike, creating more connection between the music and the performers themselves. Each Conversation ticket includes a ticket to the full-length show as well.


Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance. Whether playing at Red Rocks or in rail cars, at Italian street fairs or to Bulgarian herbalists, this fiercely independent band has blazed a unique and colorful path across the globe. 11 years into their movement, Rising Appalachia believes that the roots of all these old songs are vital to our ever evolving soundscape.

Led by the collective voice of sisters Leah and Chloe, and joined by their beloved band – percussionist Biko Casini and bassist/guitarist David Brown – Rising Appalachia is a melting pot of folk music simplicity, textured songwriting, and those bloodline harmonies that only siblings can pull off. Listen for a tapestry of song, clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddle, double bass, acoustic guitar, djembe, barra, bodhran, spoken word, and a wealth of musical layering that will leave you called to action and lulled into rhythmic dance simultaneously. It is both genre bending and familiar at the same time. Proudly born and raised in the concrete jungle of Atlanta, Georgia, sharpening their instincts in the mountains of Appalachia, and fine tuning their soul on the streets of New Orleans they have crafted a 6-album career from the dusts of their passion.

In 2015 Rising Appalachia founded the Slow Music Movement, to help maintain an independent musical spirit in the face of such a fast-paced world. They are creatively committed to keeping their work accessible at the local street level as well as expanding to larger audiences abroad, and have continued to maintain autonomy by self- managing, recording, producing and creating, and directing their work. They are greatly honored to do the work that they do.

“Music is the tool with which we wield political prowess. Melody for the Roots of each of us…spreading song and sound around the globe. Music has become our script for vision… not just for aural pleasure, not just for hobby-but now as a means to connect and create in ways that we aren’t taught by mainstream culture…we are building community and tackling social injustice through melody- making the stage reach out with octopus arms to gather a great family. It is taking its own personality, carrying us all along the journey down the damp and strange alley ways and cryptic coded pathways… to poetic observations, social change, lyrical messages, political rage, symphonic coercing, ferocious bantering, bicycles and train tracks, primal will, fresh air intoxicants, harmony and alliteration, noise and something sweeter than words can ever touch.” – Leah Song.

www.risingappalachia.com
www.facebook.com/RisingAppalachiaMusic
www.instagram.com/risingappalachia

Oct
19
Thu
CFA presents: Simply Three @ Center for the Arts
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CFA presents: Simply Three @ Center for the Arts | Grass Valley | California | United States

The Center For The Arts Presents

Simply Three

Thursday, October 19th 8:00 PM

  • $27 member
  • $30 general public
  • $10 student (limited)

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The electrifying trio of Glen McDanielNick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010. Acclaimed as “having what it takes” (Boston Philharmonic) and “highly imaginative and well played” (Maine Today), Simply Three continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to artists such as Adele, Coldplay, and Michael Jackson. By reshaping convention through this style of genre hopping, the trio continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements that showcase their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality.

With an ever-growing online popularity, Simply Three is creating a renewed excitement for instrumental music through inventive music videos that have captured the hearts of millions of YouTube viewers across the globe. Furthermore, their works have gained great critical recognition by publications such as The Huffington PostRolling Stone, and RyanSeacrest.com, as well as mainstream artists themselves. Chart-topping rockers OneRepublic praised Simply Three’s version of their hit single “Counting Stars,” exclaiming they “LOVE this ‘Counting Stars’ cover!” Additionally, GRAMMY®-nominated R&B sensation Janelle Monáe proclaimed the trio’s project of her hit singles “Cold War” and “Tightrope” to be “an honor” while making it a highlighted feature of her personal website.

Simply Three has old school training but a new school sound. Their quest to look beyond the scope of possibility has led them to collaborate with some of the world’s most creative musicians, including Kellindo Parker (Janelle Monáe), Alyson Stoner, and Jeff Smith (M-Pact), in hopes of creating a new, fresh genesis for string playing. With this, the trio is able to merge shows into a unique synergy of thrilling performances and tone-rich sounds not soon to be forgotten.

Website: www.simplythreemusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SimplyThree/?ref=br_rs
Instagram: @simplythree
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SimplyThreeOfficial/videos

Oct
20
Fri
CFA presents: Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond performed by Jack Wright @ Center for the Arts
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond performed by Jack Wright

Friday, October 20th, 8:00 PM

  • $37 Member
  • $42 General public

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Songs and stories of Neil Diamond performed by Jack Wright is a sophisticated, authentic performance of the hit songs that have kept Neil Diamond in the hearts of his fans for more than five decades. Jack Wright captures Neil’s poetic expressions of wide-ranging emotions and the eclectic mix of his varied musical styles. His natural voice and stage presence are pure Neil – no posturing or over-the-top-mimicry. And it goes beyond the music with the sharing of stories about Neil’s life and explanations of his sometimes complex and complicated lyrics. He interprets the songs the way Neil must have felt when he wrote them, and he connects with his audiences the way Neil always has, while making the songs his own.

Jack Wright is a singer, composer and music arranger who has performed in venues throughout the U.S. and Canada. He comes to the stage with a background in musical theater and classical music, from which he has emerged as an accomplished popular singer and musician.

“Being able to sing Neil Diamond songs with a voice that sounds a lot like his is a gift, not an effort. But for me, and hopefully for my audiences, it’s much more than that. I want people to understand and feel the songs through my interpretations of the lyrics, and the power of my orchestrations. If people can connect to Neil, and to each other, through me, I’ve accomplished something that’s fulfilling and rewarding for me.” – JACK WRIGHT


Website: http://www.jackwrightshow.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWrightShow/

 

Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets

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ORDINARY DAYS

Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

Oct
21
Sat
Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets

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ORDINARY DAYS

Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

Oct
23
Mon
BriarPatch Co-Op Presents: Evolution of Organic @ Center for the Arts
Oct 23 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

BriarPatch Co-Op Presents Evolution of Organic

Monday, October 23rd

7:45 PM

Main Stage Theatre

  • $22 General public

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From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It’s the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.

This is the Nevada County premiere, unveiling the film in one of the organic heartlands. Home to Amigo Bob Cantisano and Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. Origins of Mountain Peoples Warehouse, which grew into UNFI, the largest distributor of organic and natural foods. Izzy Martin, another local, is also featured in the film, battling pesticides for twenty years and building the organic movement. Thanks to Richie Marks and others who gave their film and photos, you can see the home team up on screen — and in a panel discussion afterwards. Come and be part of the celebration of our organic homeland and heritage.

Narrated by Frances McDormand.
With a score by Gary Malkin and Dan Alvarez.
Edited by master artist Robert Dalva.
Cinematography by Vicente Franco.
With ninety-six sources of archival film and photos.
Songs by the Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Mallett, Country Joe and the Fish and David Gans.
Written, directed and produced by Mark Kitchell, whose Academy Award-nominated Berkeley in the Sixties is a well-loved classic, one of the defining films about the ‘60s, and whose A Fierce Green Fire is an acclaimed big-picture synthesis of environmental activism from conservation to climate change.

ABOUT THE FILM

Act 1: Origins

It’s no accident that California, home of the world’s most industrialized agriculture, also gives rise to its opposite — organic agriculture. The ‘60s counter-culture heads back to the land. Few have any farming experience; but they experiment and learn and in time become good farmers. A metaphysical aspect emerges when Alan Chadwick, eccentric master gardener, appears at U.C. Santa Cruz as students start a garden; he teaches a generation Rudolf Steiner’s Biodynamic philosophy. The third strand is home-grown: sons and daughters of farmers who reject modern chemical farming. Paul Muller says it arose “organically.” Izzy Martin weaves in politics, the square tomato and Vietnam vets turning against herbicides. Sibella Kraus, Chez Panisse forager, brings together farmers and chefs. Veritable Vegetable’s Bu Nygrens and Mary Jane Evans give us a wide view of organic as distributors. Stephen Pavich and Tonya Antle, Delano grape grower and cheerleading marketer, are the first to take organic to commercial scale. Rice growers Brian Leahy and Allen Garcia introduce us to wildlife-friendly farming. By the end of the ‘70s the first wave consists of sixty to eighty organic farms from Sonoma to Santa Cruz.

Act 2: Building Organic

Central themes – the soil and microbial life in it — emerge here. We explore organic techniques: making compost; growing your own fertilizer; and natural pest control using beneficial insects. Biodynamic preparations include putting manure in a cow’s horn and burying it for six months. Warren Weber tells of growing gnarly potatoes that customers loved because they were organic. Bu & Mary Jane relate early mishaps. From being dismissed as frauds to accused of a Communist conspiracy… from USDA hostility to building their own marketplace… the interviewees explore ideas and attitudes. Izzy Martin spends twenty years battling pesticides, tells horrifying tales of farmworkers and schoolchildren being poisoned. Sibella Kraus and Julie Guthman lead us through the foodie revolution and the baby lettuce boom that launched it. Steve Pavich and Tonya keep pushing through ten years of no, no, no — and finally break the supermarket barrier.

Act 3: Mainstreaming Organic

The Alar crisis in ’89 sets off a huge jump in demand for safe and healthy food. Organic booms, growing 20% annually for two decades. The arc of the Paviches curves up until they rep 75 growers. Izzy Martin tells how conventional farmers converted. Brian Leahy believes it was a two way street, that organic and conventional ag impacted each other. Julie Guthman explains her bifurcation thesis – that organic split into an industry and a movement. Michael Ableman sees it as a form of strengthening. Amigo Bob Cantisano says we can’t have all little hippie farms, we need the big growers to see the light. Warren Weber straddles the boom, rides it to the desert where he meets success but then collapse. The Paviches fall too. El Nino rains wipe out their grapes and Tonya’s marriage to Steve’s brother Tom hits the rocks. Michael Funk scales up Mountain Peoples Warehouse until it becomes UNFI. USDA Organic rules take ten years to implement. The organic community wins the battle to ban GMO’s, sewage sludge and irradiation. That’s when organic moves into the mainstream. Megaplayers turn it into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people. The other half is a movement that matures into a sustainable alternative vision of agriculture. It is a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food – people taking back the food system.

Act 4: Organic Futures

This act consists of three scenes:

  • The Next Generation. Severine Fleming, founder of the Greenhorns, leads a tour to: Paul & Elizabeth Kaiser, no-till farmers; and Grange Farm School, where Severine and Ruthie King dialogue about passing organic land to the next generation. We visit ALBA Institute which trains Latino farmworkers to be farmers; meet Javier Zamora who grows the best strawberries; and go to Sunol Ag Park, an urban edge farm. Fibershed founder Rebecca Burgess shows stockings dyed indigo with plants she grows; and eco-fashion pioneer Marci Zaroff takes organic cotton from hippie to hip. Our favorite story about the next generation expanding organic is Jacob Katz breeding salmon — “floodplain fatties” – in flooded rice fields.
  • Soil Will Save Us, about carbon farming and sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, where it is a problem, into the soil, where it is beneficial. This is a big breaking story, as yet unknown to most of the public. Not only is it a solution to climate change; it gives organic agriculture new purpose. John Wick and Jeffrey Creque of the Marin Carbon Project, who did the first scientific study, explain their experiments and the exciting results. Joe Morris of Morris Grassfed and Kelly Mulville of Paicines Ranch add grazing and rangeland components. It’s an amazing story, a fitting climax for the film, and we’re thrilled at the chance to tell it.

Visit  http://evolutionoforganic.com for more information.

This event is sponsored by: 

BriarPatch Co-Op PresentsEvolution of Organic

Oct
26
Thu
Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets

BUY TICKETS

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(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

ORDINARY DAYS

Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

CFA presents: Joan Osborne: Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan @ Center for the Arts
Oct 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Center for the Arts presents

Joan Osborne: Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

Thursday, October 26th 8:00 PM

$47 member, $52 general public

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7-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE JOAN OSBORNE
ANNOUNCES
SONGS OF BOB DYLAN

ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 1st

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.

On Songs of Bob Dylan, set to release on September 1, 2017, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon Dylan’s celebrated canon with performances honed by Osborne’s time spent performing “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan,” two critically acclaimed two-week residencies at New York City’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017.

Unconstrained by any notion of trying to imitate or surpass Dylan, Osborne felt free to play with the songs’ arrangements, a process that was also enabled by the virtuosity of Osborne’s collaborators, guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith, The Fab Faux) and keyboardist Keith Cotton (Idina Menzel, Chris Cornell), who performed with her at Café Carlyle, and with whom she co-produced the album.

The album spans Dylan’s beloved standards from the ’60s and ’70s (“Masters of War,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “Buckets of Rain,” “Tangled Up In Blue”) to some of Osborne’s favorites from his later albums, including “Dark Eyes” (from 1985’s Empire Burlesque), “Ring Them Bells” (from 1989’s Oh Mercy), “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” (from 1997’s Time Out of Mind), and “High Water” (from 2001’s Love and Theft).

Songs of Bob Dylan is a follow up to the singer’s 2014 album, Love and Hate, and 2012’s Grammy-nominated Bring It On Home. AllMusic has called her “the most gifted vocalist of her generation and a singer who understands the nuance of phrase, time, and elocution.” The Kentucky native famously got her start performing her own songs in New York City’s downtown rock clubs, around the time that she began to rediscover Dylan’s work with Oh Mercy. In 2003, Osborne joined the surviving members of The Grateful Dead and had the chance to sing with Dylan, their co-headliner. More information can be found at http://www.joanosborne.com/

www.joanosborne.com
www.twitter.com/joan_osborne
www.facebook.com/joanosbornemusic

Oct
27
Fri
CFA Presents: Eve Ensler: In the Body of the World @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CFA Presents: Eve Ensler: In the Body of the World @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium | Grass Valley | California | United States

Center for the Arts Presents

Eve Ensler: In the Body of the World

Friday, October 27th8:00 PM

On sale to:
Encore Club: August 3, 10:00 am
Center Members: August 8, 10:00 am
General Public: August 15, 10:00 am

  • $57 reserved seating in first 10 rows and parking
  • $37 member, $42 non-member: Tier 2 rows L-FF reserved seating
  • $24 member, $27 non member: rows GG-QQ GA general admission

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Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, is the author of The Vagina Monologues, translated into over 48 languages, performed in over 140 countries, including sold-out runs at both Off-Broadway’s Westside Theater and on London’s West End. The play ran for over 10 years in the U.K., Mexico and France.

In 2004, Ensler performed her play The Good Body on Broadway, followed by a 20-city national tour. Emotional Creature ran in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Paris, Berkeley and New York throughout 2011. In 2015, O.P.C. had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater and in 2016, Avocado debuted at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and became part of The Fruit Trilogy, which had a run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

In 2016, Eve adapted and premiered her memoir In the Body of the World, which she performed at the American Repertory Theater directed by Diane Paulus. In January 2018, Eve will perform the play at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.

Eve’s other plays include The TreatmentNecessary TargetsLadies, LemonadeExtraordinary MeasuresMango, and Here which was filmed live by Sky Television in London, UK in the summer of 2010.

Ensler released Insecure at Last, a political memoir in 2006 and co-edited A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, an anthology of writings about violence against women published in 2007. In 2010, I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World was released by Random House and made The New York Times Best Seller list.

Her critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World a visionary memoir of separation and connection – to the body, the self, and the world was published by Metropolitan Books in 2013.

Ensler’s film credits include an HBO film version of her performance of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also co-produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women which won the Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in December 2003.

Ensler has written numerous articles for The Guardian, Huffington Post, International Herald Tribune, Elle France, La Republica and Time Magazine.

She was awarded the 2011 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting and an Obie, in addition to many of honorary degrees.

In November 2009, Ensler was named one of US News & World Report’s ”Best Leaders” in association with the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School. In 2010 she was named one of “125 Women Who Changed Our World” by Good Housekeeping Magazine. In 2011 she was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.”

Ensler’s experience performing The Vagina Monologues inspired her to create V-Day, a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. She has devoted her life to stopping violence, envisioning a planet in which women and girls will be free to thrive, rather than merely survive.

Today, V-Day raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. . To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $100 million; educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it; crafted international educational, media, and PSA campaigns; reopened shelters; and funded over 13,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Indian Country, and Iraq.

In 2012, Eve initiated ONE BILLION RISING which has run now for five years and is the largest mass action campaign against violence against women and girls. Annually, activists rise in 200 countries through dance and creative expression.

V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is one of the top-rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar.

www.eveensler.org

Sierra Stages Presents: Ordinary Days @ Off Center Stage
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 Sierra Stages Presents

Ordinary Days

Thursdays, Oct 5 & 26 @ 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Oct 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 8:00pm
Sundays, Oct 8, 15 @ 2:00pm

Off Center Stage

  • $25 General Admission
    Open seating in seats that are not reserved
  • $35 Reserved Seating
    Select seat locations at time of purchase (available in advance only)
  • Purchase tickets online with no additional charges
  • You may also call us at 530.346.3210 to purchase tickets

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

ORDINARY DAYS

Music and Lyrics by ADAM GWON
Directed by Sandra Rockman
Music Direction by Ken Getz 
with Jay Barker, Nancy Haffey, Jonathan Hansard, and Kim Wellman

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes ORDINARY DAYS, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps. In the bustle and routine of New York, ORDINARY DAYS tells the story of four everyday people discovering that their dreams, their passions, and their struggles are anything but ordinary. This intimate musical – about finding the beauty and the extraordinary in the everyday – has been called “a quietly affecting show” by the New York Times and “arrestingly poetic” by the Los Angeles Times. A Nevada County premiere!

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