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October 3, 2008
Sheryl Lee Ralph in Sacramento

Actress and AIDS activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, brings her acclaimed one woman show "Sometimes I Cry" to Sacramento's Guild Theater tomorrow. Ralph's extensive credits include originating the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway production of "Dreamgirls" and receiving Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations for her performance. She's been in films with Denzel Washington ( "The Mighty Quinn"), Robert De Niro ( "Mistress") and Eddie Murphy ( "The Distinguished Gentleman." Ralph also won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for performance with Danny Glover in Charles Burnett's "To Sleep with Anger."


"Sometimes I Cry" is presented by and opens their 2008-09 season.

The play which Ralph wrote and directed is inspired by real stories of women living with HIV and AIDS.

The evening includes entertainment featuring vocalists Aladrian Elmore and Bill Miller with Adrienne Bankert of KCRA News acting as Mistress of Ceremonies. There will also a talk back and desert reception with Ms. Ralph after the show.
"Sometimes I Cry" plays Saturday night at 8 p.m. October 4, at the Guild Theater, 2828 35th Street (35th & Broadway) in Sacramento. Tickets are $60 in advance and $65 at the door.

Next Friday, Images presents the world premiere of the new play "Solomon's Storefront" by Lisa Lacy. "Solomon's Storefront" will play at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m Sundays through November 9.
For information go to or call (916)428-1441.

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