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Reading Stage presents AMERICAN HERO

One night only, Monday, March 15 at 7pm on Zoom

At a toasted subs franchise in the local mall, three up-and-coming “sandwich artists"—a teenager, a single mom, and a downsized refugee from corporate banking—are perfecting the mustard-to-cheese ratio according to the company manual. A supersized dark comedy about life, liberty, and the pursuit of sandwiches. ... Learn More

Kitchen Table Conversation: Alex Perez

One night only, Tuesday, March 16 at 7 pm on Zoom

Our guest will be Alex Perez, director of CCCT's American Idiot and The Addams Family, on life as a New York working actor during a pandemic, and his latest online project, The Actor's Channel on YouTube. ... Learn More

Reading Stage presents TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET

One night only, Monday, March 1 at 7pm on Zoom

In the summer of 1961, the Freedom Riders are embarking on a courageous journey into the Deep South. When twenty-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones—and himself—that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own. ... Learn More

Kitchen Table Conversation: Peter Albin

One night only, Tuesday, Feb 16 at 7 pm on Zoom

Our February guest will be El Cerrito resident Peter Albin, bass player of Big Brother and the Holding Company, and part of a large family of artists -- sculptors, musicians, painters, and puppeteers -- whose work has left an indelible mark on our community. ... Learn More

Reading Stage presents PHOTOGRAPH 51

One night only, Monday, February 8 at 7pm on Zoom

London, 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering what they call the secret of life: the DNA double helix. Providing the key is driven young physicist Rosalind Franklin. But if the double helix was the breakthrough of the 20th century, then what kept Franklin out of the history books? A play about ambition, isolation, and the competition for greatness. ... Learn More

Reading Stage presents MOTHER OF THE MAID

One night only, Monday, Jan 25 at 7pm on Zoom

The story of Joan of Arc's mother, a sensible, hard-working, God-fearing peasant woman whose faith is upended as she deals with the baffling journey of her odd and extraordinary daughter.  ... Learn More

Kitchen Table Conversation: Debbie Chinn

One night only, Thursday, Jan 21 at 7 pm on Zoom

Our inaugural guest will be El Cerrito resident Debbie Chinn, Managing Director of Anna Deavere Smith's Pipeline Project and author of a forthcoming book about her family’s historical connection to the missionaries of China and of the pioneering impact her family of immigrants has made to advance the fields of research, science, medicine, academia, engineering, arts, humanities, and culinary hospitality in the United States. ... Learn More

Reading Stage presents DOWNSTAIRS

One night only, Monday, Jan 11 at 7pm on Zoom

What happens when a brilliant lost soul comes to stay in his sister’s basement and refuses to leave? And if the menacing brother-in-law doesn’t approve? In a dog-eat-dog world, these siblings find a haven of sorts in an unfinished basement as they attempt to make sense of the past and negotiate how to move forward into the future. ... Learn More