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December 24, 2008
Foothill Theatre Company Lives

Nevada City's Foothill Theatre Company, the region's most economically distressed theater, has decided to carry on in 2009 with an abbreviated "demi" season of three plays, beginning in March and running through August. Executive director Karen Marinovich said the company doesn't want to obligate the board to a full season if things don't go well.

"Our hope is to earn the money we need to move forward. Then we will do two or three more plays toward the end of the year," Marinovich said.
The company has some new matching grant offers on the table and a major grant from the Irvine Foundation for an original Christmas show next year should they make it that far.

For 2009, the theater will open "Sylvia" their most requested show on March 5 at the Nevada Theatre. The one-woman comedy "Bad Dates" will run April 9 through May 16 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley and "The Andrews Brothers," a new 1940s style musical will run in June and August at the Nevada Theatre.

For more information: the FTC box office at (530)265-8587 or visit their Web site at www.foothilltheatre.org.

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