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Time To Perform August

By Kaye Osborn

In June, my husband and I attended Center Stage Conservatory’s show The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare(abridged and revised) at the newly renovated St. Claire Theater on 7th Street, Directed by Megan Lynch, Colton Dennis, Spencer James and Traci Sprague were very entertaining and enthusiastically interacted with the audience.  I got to be Ophelia and scream!  It was wonderful. Michael Ingram and his uncle Ray Crane worked hard to bring Modesto a new venue. St Claire offers a plethora of arts:  Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Poetry, Comedy, Reggae and theatrical performances plus food and spirits.  Check it out!


Megan Lynch and Traci Sprague have arranged with St. Clair to present their 2011-2012 theatrical season.  In November they will present the late Lanford Wilson electrifying play Burn This, in February see the magic and seduction of Jose Rivera’s References to Salvador Dali Makes Me hot, in May Harold Pinter’s Betrayal.        Traci and Megan intensive theatre training for youths ages 10-20 through their Center State Youth Summer Conservatory.  They aim to inspire a life long involvement in the arts.  They are in needs of donations and sponsors. It is always great to welcome and support a new theater group in our community.  They are looking to meet new people to work with.  If interested please call 238-0942.


You still can catch Prospect Theater Project’s Lee Marvin Be Thine Name will be presented from July 15- August 7.  A third World Premier by Prospect’s favorite playwrite , Nick Zagone (Congresswomen, 2001; Our LA Man From Vegas, 2002) St.  Augustine once said, “Many who are not pure know many truths.”  Follow a priest struggling with a crisis of faith as he is pushed to the limits of his beliefs by a dying man who claims to be the 60’s movie icon Lee Marvin.  Lee Marvin Be Thine Name is a strange journey in the search for truth…and underground Malibu.


Through August 7:  Lee Marvin Be Thine Name at Prospect Theater

8:00 p.m./ Sundays at 2:00 p.m.  call 549-9341 Tickets $15


August 20, 27 at 7:30 p.m., August 21, 27-28 at 2:00 p.m.:  The King and I

Based on the novel “Anna and the King of Siam

Gallo Center for the Arts   Tickets $25-$35


August 5 &6 8:00 p.m. Center State Youth Summer Conservatory will be showcasing youths ages 10-20 in 16th Century Italian Comedia Dell Arte

at Griswold’s Outdoor Stage, 1525 Ford Avenue, Modesto  $8 General Admission, $5 students  call 238-0924



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