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A Time to Perform in September By Kaye Osborn

So, dear readers, I know that many of you are very supportive of local theatrical productions. I encourage you to continue your traditions and include Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Studio! I contacted one of the Artistic Directors; Traci Sprague (the other being Megan James) the studio is nearing the end of its current season. Here is what Traci had to say about their newest show in which is in nightly rehearsals.

If you are new to CSC or haven’t attended a show in a while, you are in for a treat. The work in this old courtroom turned intimate black box theatre is just getting better with every show. There is simply nor a more ideal time to head down to CSC’s Lower Level Studio then next month to see the opening of True West by Sam Shepherd Sept. 12th.

“What kinda people kill each other the most? Family people? Brothers? Sometimes to confront your own nature, you’ve got to fight like hell. Bitter sibling rivalry surfaces when brothers Austin and Lee reunite in True West, the classic play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, director, and Academy Award nominated actor, Sam Shepherd. Together in their mother’s hose in the desert, jealously threaten to ignite a powder keg between the men as they wage a destructive battle through their fraternal bonds. Moments of humor and levity mingle with loneliness while Shepard’s tightly written play makes us witness to a forceful study of family ties and human frailty.

CSC is currently looking for Sponsors for our upcoming productions. Sponsors will get recognized on all printing and advertising associated with their show as well as a private viewing (up to 60 seats) of the final dress rehearsal. For more information, please call the studio at (209) 846-0179. True West, Sept. 12-28 Tickets $12 or $6 for students with ID Performances Friday/Saturday 8 PM and Sunday 2 PM City Center Building, 948 11th Street centerstagemodesto.com Coming in October; Scotland Road by Jeffery Hatcher “Titanic survivor found on iceberg!”

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About the Author:

Kaye Osborn retired from Lakewood School in 2009. She taught Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children for 34 years. Kaye continues directing the Lakewood Youth Theater and teaching the Lakewood Sign Club. She teaches American Sign Language at Modesto Junior College as well as a two-week Young Writers Camp held every summer at CSUS. Kaye is the Parliamentarian of the McHenry Museum docents. She loves giving school tours at the museum. Kaye is also involved in Delta Gamma Kappa, Epislon Nu. She is passionate about exercise and life. Her dream when she retired was to work out more everyday. You can find her morning, noon and night taking classes, teaching Zumba or playing disc golf. Her husband Jerry (of 39 years), also a retired educator, enjoys cooking gourmet meals, riding his bike or playing disc golf. On a weekly basis, Kaye and Jerry enjoy volunteering in their daughter’s kindergarten class in North Highlands. Being grandparents to a bubbly, adorable little boy named Glen, who was seven in March and to a sweet, lovable almost 4-year-old Charlotte, is the BEST! Kaye adores her family: Amanda, her husband Nate, Glen and Charlotte live in Fair Oaks and Megan, an 8th grade math teacher, her husband Art, and their dogs live in Modesto. Kaye is a recipient of numerous teaching awards including 2015 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Stanislaus Arts Council Excellence in Arts Education, Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Rotary Club Elementary Teacher of the Year and the Girl Scouts World of the Arts Excellence Award.