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A Time to Perform in November
By Kaye Osborn

There are many theatrical productions in our area. The one show that I am very excited about is GCRC’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The last time I saw this play was at Beyer High School many years ago. The high school performers were amazing. My husband and I toured Anne’s home in Amsterdam- an incredible moving experience. The production will have a preshow discussion with dramaturge Hillari Deschane. I know many performers in the cast-all are stellar! I worked with the young girl playing Anne Frank last year in Lakewood’s musical Sleepy Hollow! I am so excited that she auditioned and earned the part.

Here’s what is happening in our neck of the woods!
Gallo Center for the Arts

The Diary of Anne Frank
Nov. 4, 5 8 PM and 2 PM

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Nov. 8, Tuesday: 6:30 PM

Once (loved the movie and the play)
Nov. 17, Thursday: 7:30 PM

YES: Disney’s Cinderella Kids
Nov. 18-20: 3 shows

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31 Pine Street – Premier Staging
Welcome to 31 Pine Street, where Tennessee Williams and Carson McCullers will spend the summer writing and drinking, loving and fighting. In 1946, the two literary masterminds whiled away the hours creating, The Member of the Wedding, Summer and Smoke, and Williams found his inspiration for Stanley Kowalski from A Streetcar Named Desire in his Mexican boyfriend Pancho Rodriguez, which he had already begun writing. The play is a comic drama which analyzes relationships in all of their myriad form, and often with more than one partner.

31 Pine Street is under the direction of its author, area native Derek Botelho. The cast, comprised of area actors include Daniel James Moody as Tennessee Williams, Traci Sky Sprague as Carson McCullers, Daniel Medina as Pancho Rodriguez, and Jennifer Golden as the Baronessa Margot Von Opel.

Performances run from Nov 4-20 8pm Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday Nov 13 and 20 2pm. Thursday Nov 17 8pm. Tickets $15 general $10 students. (209) 846-0179 www.centerstagemodesto.com
Inside the city center on the lower level

Prospect Theater Project
39 Steps (loved the play)
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat written by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance
Nov. 18- Dec. 4

Romeo, You Idiot!
The amazing kids at Enochs High Theatre Department are presenting “Romeo, You Idiot!”
Written by Tim Kochenderfer and directed by Krista Beal, Stephany Panchal and Elizabeth Garmon, you will be entertained by the wit and the quality of this show. Please go out and support these fantastic performances.

Friday Nov 18th 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday Nov 19th 2016 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday Nov 19th 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Enochs High School 3201 Sylvan Ave – Eagles Nest (MPR Room)
All Ages Welcome, Tickets: $7.00 Adult, $5.00 Students

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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.