The Sacramento Theatre Company has just announced its 2007-2008 season, with four Mainstage shows and four plays in the smaller Stage 2. Here’s what they’ve got going at 15th and H streets in the next year:
* “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck (Oct. 3 - Nov. 11) on the Mainstage: The classic story of friendship and morality.
* “Virgo, Hebrew Rising” by Brian Diamond (Nov. 7 - Dec. 2) on Stage 2: Diamond’s autobiographical one-man comedy about growing up half Jewish in the inner city.
* “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted for STC by Richard Hellesen and David de Berry (Nov. 28 - Dec. 23) on the Mainstage: A reprise of the classic telling of the Dickens tale.
* “Sophie Tucker’s One Night Stand” by Chris Burgess (Dec. 12 - Jan. 6, 2008) on Stage 2: English actress Sue Kelvin will portray Sophie Tucker in this play with music.
* “Topdog/Underdog” by Suzan-Lori Parks (Jan. 23 - Feb. 17, 2008) on the Mainstage: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two brothers - one named Lincoln and the other Booth.
* “Resting Place” by Richard Broadhurst (Feb. 20 - March 16, 2008) on Stage 2:
A world premiere from the Sacramento-based writer.
* “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmund Rostand (March 19 - April 13, 2008) on the Mainstage: Anthony Burgess translates and adapts the timeless romance.
* “Magdalene” by Katie Ketchum (April 16 - May 11, 2008) on Stage 2: Ketchum’s one-woman musical-comedy takes on the Gospel of Mary of Magdala with a '50s rockabilly slant.