The Past Productions Page...
Welcome to Silver Stage Players' seasons past. Throughout SSP's storied history countless hundreds of productions have been staged. Captured in these pages are images and words from past years. Over the years the Silver Stage Players have brought you the best of Broadway hits, the cutting edge of literature and new innovations in live stage theater and performances.

The decade of the 2000's. Listed are all the seasons in the 2000's. Simply select a season to review all the happenings and accomplishments of that year.

 

Season 2000-01, "What if YOUR dreams could come out and play!"

The Silver Stage Players, SSP, launched its sixty-fifth season during 2000-01; The Silver Stage Players ... Season 2000-01, "What if YOUR dreams could come out and play!" It has been an exciting 12 months featuring everything from hit musicals to the very edge of the theatrical envelope.

The Zoo Story Eureka Tour
Written by: Edward Albee

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

The season began with Edward Albee's The Zoo Story and its Eureka Opera House Tour. Directed by Frank L. Sawyer and featuring the acting talents of Kim Meyers as Peter and Tim deBisschop as Jerry, the two veteran SSP'ers brought to life Albee's ode to the great lengths humans will go in order to be understood. The original run was presented at Cowboy Joe Eastside Coffee Shop during the 1999-2000 Season. The production, in-the-round, was conducted as a dry-goods fundraiser for the Committee Against Domestic Violence's Harbor House. That success was followed by the 2000-01 season opening Eureka Opera House Tour.

Macbeth- A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Current Events
Written by: Nancy Linehan Charles

Directed by: Stacey Yurmanovic

The season continued with our Summer Children's Theater Workshop production of Macbeth- A Kid's Cautionary Tale Concerning Greed, Power, Mayhem, and Current Events directed by Stacey Yurmanovic. Starring Charlie Voos as Macbeth, Kate Orr as Lady Macbeth, and Pat Brady as Macduff, the kids really showed the adults how it is supposed to be done by packing the Great Basin College Theater with family and friends. The show run was the culmination of an extensive workshop rehearsal process including vocal techniques, acting techniques, dance choreography, stage weaponry/mastery, and technical theater fundamentals.

The War of the Worlds
Radio-play by Howard Koch

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer and David Fox

The Fall brought SSP's live stage-radio simulcast of Howard Koch's War of the Worlds Anyone with a radio could tune in to local radio stations 1340 AM KTSN and 1240 AM KELK and listen to Silver Stage's live production of the classic sci-fi epic performed in the spirit of the golden age of radio.

Featuring some of the area's finest vocal talent, the production starred Kim Meyers as Professor Pierson, the scientist role made famous by acting legend Orson Welles in the original Mercury Theater on the Air's 1938 presentation that led to nationwide panic. The show was an imaginative endeavor as the actors and Foley (sound effects technicians) Artists performed in front of a live theater audience while simultaneously being broadcast on the radio. Among others starring in the production, Rick Worthington as the Stranger, Judie Hanson as Carla Philips, and Bill Wolford as Cmdr. Voight. Some of the performers lending Foley and vocal talents to the production were; Dion Andress, Dan Brady, Danae West, David Fox, and Charlie Voos. The innovative presentation was co-directed by local radio celebrity and radio-theater veteran David Fox and SSP actor/director Frank L. Sawyer.

I Do! I Do!
Book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

The season hit its stride with a Valentine's weekend special champagne performance of the heartwarming Broadway musical, I Do! I Do! starring Amy Nisbet and Delmo Andreozzi as couple Micheal and Agnes. Featuring a pre-show champagne and wedding cake reception the theatergoer was treated as members of the wedding party. A pre-show reception line with a brief appearance by our leads set the tone for the festivities. The idea being to make everyone a part of this truly special presentation. Directing the musical event of the year was longtime SSP actor/ director Frank L. Sawyer and showcasing the musical talents of Sonny Hand on percussion and Connie Muir on piano.

Tom Sawyer's Saturday with Symphony and Narrator
Symphonic piece by the Ruby Mountain Symphony

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

The season concluded with a special performance of Tom Sawyer's Saturday with Symphony and Narrator during the Ruby Mountain Symphony's spring concert. The Ruby Mountain Symphony is arguably one of the finest musical groups in the state with a history spanning almost 20 years. As an integral member of the arts community, the Silver Stage Players were asked to participate in the presentation of a unique musical piece. Tom Sawyer's Saturday required a narrator to add characters to the musical atmosphere provided by the symphony. The idea then grew to include a cast of young children between the ages of 8 and 13. With the addition of Aunt Polly played by Amy Nisbet, the cast took on a life of its own. Starring David Morris as Tom Sawyer, Pat Brady as Ben and the St. Petersburgh Boys the story of Tom Sawyer's ingenious manner of whitewashing his aunt's fence was suddenly brought to life. Frank L. Sawyer handled directing duties, as well as, being featured as the Narrator filling in story-lines as the boys and Mrs. Nisbet handled the dialogue and acting. It was a very special performance and certainly an honor to work with such a fine group as the Ruby Mountain Symphony to a packed audience at the Elko Convention Center.

Season 2001-02, IMAGES & WORDS!

Welcome to Silver Stage Players' Season 2001-02, IMAGES & WORDS! In 2001-02 we bring you the best of musical hits, the cutting edge of literature and new innovations in live stage performances. We will challenge...we will compel....and we shall evoke.

Season 2001-02 IMAGES & WORDS features such shows as; Dracula-  The Musical?, The Diary of Adam and Eve and closing with Dan Goggin's Nunsense.

The Silver Stage Players...we ARE the state of the arts!

Dracula- The Musical?
Written by: Rick Abbot

Directed by: Hugh Rossolo

Beware the vampire! The Silver Stage Players- The Art of Elko and one of Nevada's oldest community theater groups, presents Rick Abbot's farcical adaptation of Dracula- The Musical? This musical vampiric-comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek (or is that fang-in-cheek) look at Dracula and other vampire legends and lore. The Silver Stage Players production October 25-27, November 1,2 at 7 PM and a 2 PM matinee on November 3. Ticket prices are $5 general admission.

A show for audiences of all ages, Dracula- The Musical? stars Paul Gardner in the title role, Robin Simmons as Mina Seward, Delmo Andreozzi as Dr. Sam Seward accompanied by his lovely wife Sophie played by Stacey Yurmanovic, the Seaward's perpetual house guest Bubu Padoop portrayed by Lori Sutcliffe, in the role of vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing is Brian Fehrn, while Amy Nisbet plays the Seward's maid Nelly Norton, Frank L. Sawyer takes on the role of mental patient and Dracula apprentice Boris Renfield, as Pragna Bhakta brings life to the Stage Manager. Veteran Elko High School Director/Educator Hugh Rossolo handles directing duties. Connie Muir will be featured as the show's pianist.

The Diary of Adam and Eve
Written by: Michele L. Vacca

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

A staged reading presentation of The Diary of Adam and Eve. This play combines Mark Twain’s writings “Extracts from Adam’s Diary” and “Eve’s Diary” offering a broader and opinionated version of what may have occurred in the Garden of Eden.

The touring presentation has made stops already at Elko's St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Elko Christian Center and Carlin's Methodist Church.
Performing the staged reading are; Frank L. Sawyer as Adam, Robin Simmons as Eve and Brian Fehrn as the Snake.

Nunsense
Written by: Dan Groggin

Directed by: Stacey Yurmanovic

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are kicking up their heels, dusting off their jokes and singing their hearts out for a pressing cause: raising cash to get several fellow nuns (long dead due to an accidental poisoning) out of the convent freezer and properly buried.

It was all part of the Silver Stage Player's production of Dan Goggin's musical comedy Nunsense at the Great Basin College Theatre April 18, 19 20 and April 25, 26, and 27, 2002 with all shows at 7pm.

But while the songs are belted with gusto by the sure-voiced singer-comediennes Robin Eardley, Connie Muir, Donna Nelson, Robin Simmons and Meghan Olivia Wright, the premise and comic shtick are an added pleasure. The show features local Connie Muir with maternal exasperation and concern of the show's anxious Mother Superior. Simmons, a charmer as Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when struck on the head by a falling crucifix. Nelson is the Brooklyn-born convent cutup Sister Robert Anne. As the novice Sister Mary Leo, Wright shines in a fantasy ballet number. Eardley plays Sister Mary Hubert who just wants to be a Mother Superior.

The musical laugh-fest features local percussion master Sonny Hand and the piano stylings of Anne Louise.

Don't read too much into the name of the show, it is about as religious as a visit to Dairy Queen.

Season 2002-03, Art Imitating Life!

Welcome to Silver Stage Players' Season 2002-03, Art Imitating Life! In 2002-03 we bring you the best of musical hits, the cutting edge of literature and new innovations in live stage performances. We will challenge...we will compel.... and we shall evoke. Season 2002-03, Art Imitating Life features the musical; Godspell.

The Silver Stage Players...we ARE the state of the arts! Help celebrate the 2002-03 season: Life Imitating Art! with northern Nevada's premier theater company! Whatever your interests in theater, you are bound to find it here! Join us behind the scenes, in the house, or in front of the footlights!

Godspell
Written by: John-Michael Tebelak

Directed by: Hugh Rossolo

The Silver Stage Players, Elko's resident community theater group, in cooperation with Great Basin College, will present the musical Godspell, June 18-21 in the GBC theater.

Show times are nightly at 7:30 with an additional matinee on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cost of admission is $5.00 and tickets will be available at the door.

Godspell is a story about community. The story uses the last days of Jesus Christ's life to educate and nurture individuals along their journey towards becoming a community.

The songs range from rock to ballads to gospel and are sung with energy and thoughtfullness by the sure-voiced singers John Patrick Rice, Bill Wolford, Will B. Wright, Courtney Welch, Caulder Tempel, Lori Sutliff, Heidi DuSoleil, Kim McKnight, Brittani Kail and Amy Nisbet.

The show features local Christian rock band, Passin' Thru along with pianist-extraordinaire Connie Muir providing the rocking and heart-warming music insluding notable songs; Day By Day, Beautiful City and many, many more. Passin' Thru is comprised of local musicians; Earl Coy, Scott Jimmerson, Clint Sandvik and Steve McNeil.

The show is directed by long-time Elko theater director/ teacher and SSP veteran Hugh Rossolo with the assistance of Frank L. Sawyer. Join the Silver Stage Players for the musical theater production of the year!

Season 2003-04, It's Time to Play!

Welcome to Silver Stage Players' 2003-04 theater season, It's Time to Play! In 2003-04 we bring you the best of musical hits, the cutting edge of literature and new innovations in live stage performances. We will challenge...we will compel....and we shall evoke. 2003-04 theater season, It's Time to Play! features the offerings; Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. and The Princess and the Pea.

The Silver Stage Players...we ARE the state of the arts! Help celebrate the 2003-04 theater season, It's Time to Play! with northern Nevada's premier theater company! Whatever your interests in theater, you are bound to find it here! Join us behind the scenes, in the house, or in front of the footlights!

Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.
Written by: Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore
Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

Help celebrate the Silver Stage Players' 2003-04 theater season, It's Time to Play! with their spring production of Love, Sex and the I.R.S. Performances are April 29, 30 and May 1, May 6-8, 2004 in the Great Basin College Theatre ,Chilton Circle, 1500 College Parkway. All shows begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 General Admission. This "zany farce" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore will be the comedy hit of the spring. Listen to the PSA.

Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are out-of-work musicians who room together in New York City. To save money, Jon has capitalized on Leslie's first name, filing their tax returns listing the pair as a married couple. The day of reckoning comes when the Internal Revenue Service informs the "couple" they're going to be audited. Leslie is forced into masquerading as a housewife--with the aid of Jon's fiancée, Kate. Complicating matters further, Jon's mother drops in unexpectedly to meet her son's fiancée--and Leslie's ex-girlfriend shows up demanding to know why Leslie's changed and won't see her anymore. The premiere was at New Jersey's Dam Site Dinner-Theatre.

The show is directed by long-time SSP director/actor and current company Chairman Frank L. Sawyer. Frank last appeared on stage in 2001-02's Dracula- The Musical? and last assisted long-time Elko theater director/educator Hugh Rossolo in directing 2003's Godspell.

Starring in this comedy laugh-fest is an exceptionally gifted cast including; Will Wright as building super Mr. Jansen, Sam Brown as IRS agent Floyd Spinner, Brian Fehrn as shady Arnold Grunion, Joshua Patrick Brown as Jon Trachtman, Derek Burwell as Leslie Arthur, Heidi duSoleil as Kate Dennis, Libby Jamiel as Connie, and Katie Miller as Vivian Trachtman.

Want to know about the show?

In a press release to the Elko Chamber of Commerce...

"Love, Sex and the IRS will tax your funnybone!" The Dominion Post Files

"Enough comic lines to fill an encyclopedia of humor..." Daily Register

"The woman sitting next to me was laughing so hard she had to dab the tears from her eyes" Cedar Rapids Gazette

"If you enjoy broad comedy and men in dresses, this is the play for you!" Thresher Online

The Princess and the Pea
Written by: Michele L. Vacca

Directed by: Katie Miller

The Silver Stage Players' 2003-04 theater season, It's Time to Play! comes to a close with their Summer Children's Theater Workshop presentation of, Michele L. Vacca's The Princess and the Pea. Performances are July 29-31, 2004 in the Great Basin College Theatre, Chilton Circle, 1500 College Parkway. Show times are 7 pm with an additional 2 pm matinee on July 31. Tickets are $5 General Admission. View the official press release here!

By consulting the Ancient Book of Wit and Wisdom, King Maximillian of Maxwell-by-the-Sea and his mother, Ancient Queen Maude realize the Prince must go on a journey to seek a bride. If he finds no one suitable, he must return home to wait for a bride to come to him. During Prince Valiant's journey, he meets a number of quite unusual princesses, but, after a while, he's still undecided, and so he returns to his home kingdom. That evening Princess Olivia arrives at the castle gate. Valiant immediately likes her, and asks Granny to give her the family's REAL PRINCESS TEST. Secretly placing a small dried pea under a huge stack of mattresses, Granny privately explains to King Maximillian that if Olivia can feel that one pea through all those layers of bedding, she is a Princess of the truest "princessness", and worthy to marry into the family. Even though she is very tired, it seems that poor Olivia can't sleep. She tosses and turns uncomfortably, until finally, looking under one of the bottom mattresses, she finds the pea. She removes it, and settles down to sleep, proving that she is indeed a REAL princess of the truest Princessness.

The show is directed under the guidance of long-time SSP actor Katie Miller. Katie last appeared on stage in this past spring's comedy smash Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. This is Ms. Miller's directorial debut with the Silver Stage Players.

After nearly 70 years in Elko, the Silver Stage Players, Elko's very own community theater company and one of the oldest in the state, became one of the Elko Chamber of Commerce's newest members this past month.

Season 2004-05, Imagine the Possibilities!

Welcome to Silver Stage Players' 2004-05 theater season, Imagine the Possibilities! In 2004-05 we bring you the best of classical drama and the joy of children's theater. We will challenge...we will compel....and we shall evoke. 2004-05 theater season, Imagine the Possibilities! features the offerings; William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and The Land of the Dragon.

The Silver Stage Players...we ARE the state of the arts! Help celebrate the 2004-05 theater season, Imagine the Possibilities! with northern Nevada's premier theater company! Whatever your interests in theater, you are bound to find it here! Join us behind the scenes, in the house, or in front of the footlights!

Much Ado About Nothing
Written by: William Shakespeare

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

Shakespeare’s in the Spotlight with Players’ Production of, Much Ado About Nothing

“Got Bard?”

Get your Shakespeare on as part of Silver Stage Players’ Season 2004-05: Imagine the Possibilities, with the company’s spring production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Performance dates are scheduled for April 21-23, April 28-30, 2005 in the Great Basin College Theatre.

Evening performances begin at 7 PM with two additional special Saturday matinees April 23 and 30 beginning at 2 PM. Tickets are general admission and cost $5. Admission is free for the Saturday April 23 matinee to all students in the spirit of introducing Shakespeare to the youth of the community. Listen to the PSA.

The marriage of young lovers, Hero and Claudio is but a week away. The Prince, Don Pedro, suggests, they conspire with him and with the help of Hero’s father and friends, set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, a confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner and cousin to Hero. Unknown to them all, the Prince’s half-brother, the evil Don Jon, intends to set into motion a plot to break up the wedding by having Hero accused of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing."

Starring in this classic comedy are; Joshua Patrick Brown as Benedick, Sam Brown as Don Pedro, Derek Burwell in the role of Claudio, Kandi Correll playing Beatrice, Daniel DuSoleil as Leonato, and Heidi DuSoleil in the part of Hero. The show also features the talents of; Lindsey Boner, James Borland, Joel Croteau, Heather DuSoleil, Mel Flores, Donald Jones, Liberty McGaughey, Shanelle Millage, Erika Patrick, Kiley Piper, Tony Piper, Bobbi Jo Roberts, Earl Shortridge, Gage Smith, Russell Smith, Christopher Taylor, John Terry, Raquel Terry, and Bill Wolford.

Much Ado About Nothing was published in 1600 and likely written in 1598. This would make Much Ado one of Shakespeare's later comedies. The play was staged twice in court for Princess Elizabeth. The play’s main plots revolve around the obstacles to the union of two young lovers Claudio and Hero, and the "merry war" of the sexes between Beatrice and Benedick. The characters display a carefully matched intelligence, humor, and humanity that is unmatched among others who people Shakespeare's other comedies. It is a play that obsesses over nothing.

The show is directed by SSP director/actor Frank L. Sawyer. Frank last appeared on stage this past fall for the Make A Wish Foundation fundraiser variety show and last directed the company’s spring 2004 comedy, Love, Sex, and the I.R.S. The show features a technical staff of: stage manager Karen Albrethsen; Assistant Director and costumer Katie Miller; set designer Lisa Quist of Salt Lake City, Utah; set concepts designer Donald Jones; dance choreographer Raquel Terry; lighting designer Stacey Yurmanovic; light board operator Amy Nisbet; and technical advisor Dave Bailey.

The Land of the Dragon
Written by: Madge Miller

Directed by: Katie Miller

“Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy & good with katsup.” Author Unknown.

Silver Stage Players’ Season 2004-05: Imagine the Possibilities concludes with the company’s Children’s Summer Theatre Workshop Production of Madge Miller’s The Land of the Dragon. Performance dates are scheduled for July 21-23 & 28-30, 2005 in the Great Basin College Theatre. Evening performances Thursday & Friday begin at 7 PM with Saturday matinees July 23 and 30 beginning at 3 PM. Tickets are general admission and cost $5.

The lovely Princess Jade Pure is held practically captive by her jealous scheming step-aunt, Precious Harp and her chancellor, Covet Spring. Road Wanderer, a minstrel, passing through the country with his pet dragon, learns of her plight and rescues her but disappears when she seems thoughtless and unkind. Making an effort to find him, Jade Pure decrees that the man she marries must have a pet dragon, and in the next scene two false dragons arrive, awkwardly practicing dragon ways, and scrambling for safety when they catch a glimpse of each other. Road Wanderer escapes from captivity just in time to save Jade Pure from a fatal marriage.

The show is directed under the guidance of SSP actor/director Katie Miller. Katie directed last summer’s The Princess & the Pea, and last appeared on stage in the 2004 comedy smash Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.

Featured in this production are the local up & coming talents of Maverick Carroll, Elizabeth Eardley, Trinda Freese, Sara Miller, Hillary Murphy, Scott Nisbet, Marissa Rider, Gage Smith, Christopher Taylor, Cassi Van Slyke, Kallie Volkert & Zach Volkert. Aaron Alexander, Shay Digenan, Rebecca Eardley, Ezra Jones, Amanda Lloyd, Ian Nisbet, Jorden Smith, Nathan Taylor, Nicholas Taylor & Shaeli Wilson will also be appearing on stage.

Season 2005-06: To Live is to Dream...to Dream is to Play!

Season 2005-06: To Live is to Dream...to Dream is to Play!

Thanks goes out to all who helped make the F.I.S.H. Haunted House such an overwhelming success. The haunted house will prove to be one of F.I.S.H.'s most successful fund-raisers. SSP and Project Chairman Derek Burwell's Operating Room and Doll Room proved to be some of the most popular attractions in the 17 room, two-story residence of evil. From squirting 'blood' and fresh 'meat' to strange little girls and a living 'doll' the rooms scared many and entertained all.

SSP'ers involved in the program were; Derek Burwell, Shanelle Millage, Libby Jamiel, Denise Tanner, Nancy Larsen, Kiley Piper, Katie Miller, Mel Flores, John Terry, Frank L. Sawyer.

Silver Stage Players' is proud to be a co-sponsoring organization, along with Great Basin College, for the first annual Artzilla Artfest. Artzilla is an event encompassing many disciplines of art including; dance, movement, theater, spoken word, visual art, singing, musicianship, among other arts. The event will take place December 8 and 9 and tentatively begins at 6 pm at the Great Basin College Theater, Solarium, and possibly ajoining areas. A variety of arts disciplines will take place for the public to experience.

Silver Stage Players make their presence known with the inclusion of several entries. Chairman Frank L. Sawyer undertakes directing two short plays. On tap for the company are Terrence McNally's, Bringing it All Back Home and Christopher Durang's, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You. Both shows are staples of contemporary 20th century drama.

Bringing it All Back Home
Written by: Terrance McNally

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

Written in 1969, Bringing it All Back Home is the story of a "typical' american family dealing with the struggles of dealing with the return of their son from the Vietnam war. SSP puts a modern twist on this award winning playwright's comedy. Starring in this short are; Zachary Volkert, Libby Jamiel, Erika Patrick, John Terry, Derek Burwell, Nancy Larsen, Mel Flores, and Tony Piper.

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You
Written by: Christopher Durang

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

You would have been hard pressed not to find a production of Christopher Durang's dark comedy, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You running in the 1980's. This award winning short from an award winning playwrights was one of the most popular and produced shorts in the 80's and continues to see prolific runs today. Sister Mary is confronted by former students whos lives have not turned out exactly the way they or Sister Mary expected them to. Starring in this short are; Shanelle Millage, Derek Burwell, Erika Patrick, Heather Miller, Tony Piper, and Gage Smith.

The Man of La Mancha
Book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh

Directed by: Katie Miller

Knight-errantry and misadventures!

Bring your impossible dreams to life with Silver Stage Players’ 2005-06 season: To Live is to Dream… To Dream is to Play summer production of Man of La Mancha. Production dates are scheduled for June 22-24 and June 29-July 1st, 2006 in the Great Basin College Theatre. Performances will be at 7:00 pm. Tickets are general admission and cost $10 for adults, $5 for Seniors, students and children, $25 for a Family 4-pack. See what people are saying in the Elko Daily Free Press about SSP's Man of La Mancha here!

Man Of La Mancha is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. This is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes' "Don Quixote." We have a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. His dream is Everyman's dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman's great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the "Man of La Mancha" speaks for humankind.

Starring in this Broadway classic is Dan DuSoleil as Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote, Steve Volkert as Sancho Panza, and Donna Nelson as Aldonza. This show also features the fabulous talents of Joshua Patrick Brown, Joshua Olsen, Donald Jones, Robin Eardley, Nicole Gneiting, Derek Burwell, Scott Boyles, Maverick Carroll, Joshua Stepanek, Zachary Volkert, Heather Miller, Heather Whitaker, Christa Smith, Heidi Miller, Shanelle Millage and Holly Miller.

The show is directed by SSP director/actress Katie Miller. Katie last appeared on stage in 2003-04's Love, Sex & the I.R.S. and last directed 2005's Children’s Theatre Workshop The Land of the Dragon. The show features a fantastic technical staff of: Vocal Coach Joyce Shaw; Costumer Kimberli Piper; Set Designer Donald Jones; Stage Manager Libby Jamiel; Lighting Designer Frank L. Sawyer; Choreography Kiley Piper and Samira Masahti; and Technical Advisor Dave Bailey.

Season 2006-07, "Got Theater?"

The Silver Stage Players, launched its 71st season during 2006-07; The Silver Stage Players ... Season 2006-07, "Got Theater?" It has been an exciting 12 months featuring everything from hit musicals to Pulitzer Prize winning drama. Four shows were produced during the season; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart, Greater Tuna, and Glengarry Glen Ross. The company also reached out to the community in a number of projects including; Elko Relay for Life, Thomas Scott Memorial Golf Tournament among others.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by: Hugh Rossolo

It all starts with a dream!

Join the Silver Stage Players in celebrating its 2006-2007 Season: “Got Theater?” with our production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. This Broadway triumph will be the musical hit of the season! Show dates are February 22nd, 23rd, 24th and March 1st, 2nd, at 7 PM and March 3rd at 2 PM and 7 PM. All shows will be held in the Great Basin College Theater. General admission is $10 for all evening performances and just $5 for the special Saturday matinee!

Thursday February 22nd’s performance is sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation. As an SSP gift to the area’s students, all students presenting a valid student id and accompanied by an adult can see the show’s opening for free. March 1st’s performance is sponsored by Great Basin Bank of Nevada, Coldwell Banker/Q-Team Realty, and the Holder Hospitality Group (Commercial, Stockmen’s, Scoreboard Casinos). The company’s final performance March 3rd is sponsored by Barrick Gold of North America.

The cast features Amy Nisbet as the Narrator and Courtney Welch as Joseph. Also starring are: David Jamiel, Steve Volkert, Michael Pedersen, Russ Smith, Phil Jones, Ron Skidmore, Bill Wolford, Jim Nisbet, Don Jones, Tony Piper, Josh Stepanek, Heath Orr, Josh Brown, Jenny Back, Larry Lloyd, Derek Alger, Ryan Mueller, Toni Mendive, Verdene Alcorn, Robin Eardley, Carrie Smith, Denise Tanner, Sabrina Taylor, Stephanie Taylor, Heidi DuSoleil, Bailey Billington, Nicole Gneiting, Scott Nisbet, Ian Nisbet, Justin Bates, Kimberly Bates, Sabrina Welch, Hannah Jamiel, Breanna Wolford, Nicholas Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Elisa DeForrest, Lachlan McQueary, Stephanie Henry, Erin Mecham, Stephen Lloyd, Zachary Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Corey Stradling, Ruth Anne Eardley, Rosalynn Eardley, Kiley Piper, Whitney Welch, Gage Smith, Christopher Taylor, Jorden Smith, Amanda Lloyd and Shanelle Millage.

The story is based on the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the book of Genesis. A narrator is telling a story to children, encouraging them to dream. She then tells the story of Joseph, another dreamer. The main story centers around Jacob and his 12 sons. The brothers are jealous of Joseph for his beautiful coat, which is a symbol of their father's preference of him. To get rid of him, they sell him as a slave and Joseph is in turn taken to Egypt. The story moves back to the Narrator who speaks about the impending change in Joseph's fortunes because the Pharaoh is having dreams that no one can interpret. The Butler tells Pharaoh of Joseph and his ability to interpret dreams. Joseph is brought to Pharaoh and interprets the dream as seven plentiful years followed by seven years of famine. Pharaoh, astonished by the interpretation, puts Joseph in charge of carrying out the preparations needed to endure the impending famine, and Joseph becomes the second most powerful man in Egypt.

Notable in the composition of the music is the variety of styles used by Webber, including parodies of French ballads, 50’s inspired rock and roll, country, 1920's ragtime, Calypso style, and even disco.

The show is directed by SSP veteran Hugh Rossolo. A long-time member of the local theater and academic community, Mr. Rossolo last directed Silver Stage’s production of Godspell. Local teacher and musician Ann Louise Alger serves as the Musical Director.

Jean Hart- Artwork from My Heart
Poetry and Paintings by Jean Hart

Directed by: Amy Nisbet

Jean Hart turns her heart to poetry!

Adding “poet” to her list of credentials is something local artist Jean Hart hadn’t planned on, but is something she’s readily embracing — along with a series of other projects that push the local art envelope.

Her most ambitious project in the visual arts is a series based on different stages in her life, and major events she’s had to overcome. The series is on display along with many of her other new works at Picture This!, located at 418 Commercial St. One piece in particular, “Welcome Back,” addresses her
ongoing issue with a back injury.

Another recent project was making monoprints. Monoprinting is the process of thickly painting an image on a piece of glass, and pressing the paper or canvas to the image. The reverse image on the paper has a look similar to frosted stained glass. The original image is there, but there’s still plenty of
interpretation added with extra ripples and layered effects to provide new possibilities.

Hart recently did some three-dimensional work using sculp/ on canvas. Because of the intense concentration and manipulation required to work with the medium, Hart said she has an even greater appreciation for sculptors.

Hart is working with actors from the Silver Stage Players to produce a recital show titled Artwork from My Heart. Hart recently produced a book of poems based upon some of her paintings, and the show is built from the book. Shows are at 7 p.m. May 18 and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 19.

Featured in the poetry performance are Silver Stage Players' Board of Directors members Russ Smith, Tony Piper, Scott Roberts, Amy Nisbet, Frank L. Sawyer, and members Sharron Hughes and Caroline Bruno.

The recitals are on all three stages in the Northeastern Nevada Museum’s theater. Admission is free, and there will be a raffle with the proceeds going to the Silver Stage Players.“

Greater Tuna
Written by: Joe Sears, Jaston Wiliams and Ed Howard

Directed by: Scott Roberts

Welcome to Tuna, Texas, the "third-smallest" town in the state!

Join the Silver Stage Players in celebrating its 2006-2007 Season: “Got Theater?” with our production of the small-town comedy, Greater Tuna. This off-Broadway favorite will be a sure rib-tickler! Show dates are July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7 PM. All shows will be held in the Great Basin College Theater. General admission is just $5 for all performances. Tickets go on sale July 13 while the box office will open at 6 PM each performance night. As a special community service, a portion of the July 13 and 14 box office receipts will go to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Elko Relay for Life. We encourage everyone to come out, see a show, and help a wonderful cause!

Written by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams, and Ed Howard, Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by a small ensemble of actors. The play is at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of the same.

Starring in this comedy laugh-fest are SSP members Shanelle Millage, Tony Piper, Scott Roberts, and Stacey Yurmanovic. Making his directorial debut with the local theater group is Scott Roberts. Mr. Roberts last appeared on stage in 1998 in the Southwest’s premier of It’s a Wonderful Life, with FCT in Dallas, Texas. Recently elected to the SSP Board of Directors, Scott’s directing credits include Agatha Christie’s award-winning Unexpected Guest, and Tennessee William’s Glass Menagerie among many others.

Glengarry Glen Ross
Written by: David Mamet

Directed by: Frank L. Sawyer

Players to Stage David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize Winning Glengarry Glen Ross!

Lie. Cheat. Steal. Con. Sell. All in a day's work.

The Silver Stage Players conclude their 2006-07 season, Got Theater?, with the launch of the theater group’s new performance brand Blue Yeti Productions and the staging of David Mamet's 1984 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play Glengarry Glen Ross . Performances will be held in the Great Basin College Theatre December 11-14 beginning at 7 PM and December 15 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Limited seating will be available in the intimate theater setting and general admission tickets are just $5. Glengarry Glen Ross contains strong language and may not be suitable for all audiences. Listen to the public service announcements

The play shows parts of two days in the lives of four desperate Chicago real estate agents who are prepared to engage in any number of unethical and illegal acts in order to sell undesirable real estate to unsuspecting buyers. Glengarry Glen Ross is a scathing attack on American business practices made even more poignant by scandals such as Enron and World Com. In this representation of capitalistic culture, the salesman on top gets a Lexus and the bottom men get fired. It’s a dog-eat-dog world where every man must work for his own success and plan everyone else's failure.

David Mamet is the award-winning author of numerous novels, plays, and screenplays including; American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, Wag the Dog, The Untouchables and The Village. His film adaptation of Glengarry in 1992 featured among others; Alec Baldwin, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemon, Alan Arkin and Ed Harris. Mamet's works have received some of the industry’s highest awards including the Pulitzer Prize, New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Tony Award. His writing is known for its clever and terse dialogue and is often referred to as a poetic impression of streetwise jargon. Mamet's writings for both stage and screen have arguably resonated more deeply with audiences than any other American playwright of the late 20th or early 21st centuries.

Glengarry Glen Ross is directed by SSP director and actor Frank L. Sawyer. Frank last appeared on stage in Great Basin College Theater's 2005 production of The Reluctant Doctor. The current SSP Chairman, Mr. Sawyer's directing credits include: Much Ado About Nothing; Love, Sex and the I.R.S.; I Do! I Do!; The Zoo Story; Talk Radio and Bringing it All Back Home among others. Starring in this high-intensity drama are SSP members; Sam Brown, Mel Flores, Scott Roberts, Derek Burwell, Anthony Piper, Karen Albrethsen, Frank L. Sawyer and Kenny Rose.

Blue Yeti Productions is the company’s new performance brand. The division will focus its efforts on artistic risk bringing edgy, engaging, innovative and avant-garde stagings to the area with a passion for both classic and contemporary plays. It’s classic theatre with a contemporary edge and contemporary theatre with a fresh perspective. Blue Yeti is committed to ensemble collaboration and seeks to redefine the landscape of acting and performance by challenging both artist and audience.

The Silver Stage Players, launches its 72nd season during 2008; The Silver Stage Players ... Season 2008, "Turn Off the Box...Turn On Your Mind!" This exciting season opens with Quilters, the Broadway musical by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek. Summer turns to thoughts of classic greek theater with the 2400 year old matriarchal comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes.The company will also lend a helping hand at such community service projects as the Elko Relay for Life and the Thomas Scott Memorial Golf Tournament among others.

Quilters
Written by: Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek

Directed by: Vicki Rossolo

“Who would have thought that quilts, quilting, quilters had so much joy and pain, laughter and tears, so much life, beauty and drama in them?” --DramaLogue

The Silver Stage Players along with the Silver Sage Quilters are proud to usher in the company’s seventy-second season, Turn Off the Box…Turn on Your Mind!, with the staging of Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek’s Tony Award nominated Broadway musical Quilters. Performances will be held in the Great Basin College Theatre March 6, 7, 13, 14 beginning at 7 pm and March 15 with performances at 2 and 7 pm. General admission tickets are $10.

Quilters tells the life-story of Sarah Bonham and her six daughters as they face womanhood, marriage, childbirth and all the adversity our nation’s pioneer women had to endure. Challenged by tornadoes, fire, illness, even death the sisters discover love, warmth, humor, steadfastness and dignity in the face of hardship. Combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the musical captures the true spirit of these women and pays an eloquent tribute to their courage and tenacity. Quilt blocks reflecting the lives of the characters serve as a backdrop of Sarah’s tale. Stitched by hand, piece by piece, inch by inch all the moments of her life unfold and are captured in her work. What is created by show’s end is much more than a quilt, rather it is a true family legacy!

The show is directed by Vicki Rossolo. Mrs. Rossolo last directed the Players in 1995’s Damn Yankees and is a 30-year veteran of the SSP. Starring in what the New York Post says is “a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride” is long-time SSP member Amy Nisbet and newcomers Jo Brown, Kari Bates, Marianne Johnson, Olivia Cobian, Lydia Jones and Sarah Blair.

Celebrating its 72nd anniversary, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s. Recent productions include Greater Tuna, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell, The Man of La Mancha and Much Ado About Nothing.

For more information about Quilters or the Silver Stage Players, please call Vicki Rossolo at (775) 738-7471, e-mail the company at act@silverstage.org or visit us on the web at www.silverstage.org. The Silver Stage Players are proud members of the Elko Chamber of Commerce and The Theater Coalition.

Silver Stage Players…the ART of Elko!

Summer Childrens Theater Workshop to Feature Production of Peter Pan!

All children grow up...except one!

Silver Stage Players continue their Season 2008, "Turn Off the Box...Turn On Your Mind!" with their Summer Children’s Theater Workshop production of Timothy Mason’s adaptation of the novel by J.M. Barrie Peter Pan. Performances will be held in the Great Basin College Theatre August 6-8, 7 at PM and August 9, at 2 & 7 PM. General admission tickets are $7 while students and seniors get in for only $5.

Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A mischievous boy who flies and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies and pirates, and from time to time meeting ordinary children from the world outside. In addition to two distinct works by Barrie, the character has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works. This production of Peter Pan is family friendly and is open to audiences of all ages!

Directing the children’s production are SSP members Carrie Smith and Stacey Yurmanovic. This is Mrs. Smith’s directorial debut while Mrs. Sawyer’s directing credits include Macbeth- A Kid’s Cautionary Tale, My Emperor’s New Clothes and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow among others. Among those starring in the show are SSP members Gage Smith as Captain Hook and Ian Nisbet in the title role.

Celebrating its 72nd anniversary, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s. Recent productions include Quilters, Greater Tuna, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Man of La Mancha and Much Ado About Nothing.

For more information about Peter Pan or the Silver Stage Players, please call the director at (775) 738-0461, e-mail the company at act@silverstage.org or visit us on the web at www.silverstage.org. The Silver Stage Players are proud members of the Elko Chamber of Commerce and The Theater Coalition.

Players to Stage 2400 year-old Greek Comedy Lysistrata!

The Peloponnesian War rages...Athens versus Sparta...And it takes only one woman to stop it!

Silver Stage Players and Blue Yeti Productions continue their Season 2008, "Turn Off the Box...Turn On Your Mind!" with the staging of Aristophanes’ 2400 year-old Greek comedy Lysistrata. Performances will be held outside in the Great Basin College Amphitheatre August 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23 beginning at 7:30 pm with two special matinees at 1:30 pm on August 16 and 23. General admission tickets are $7 while students and seniors are $5. Audience members are encouraged to bring picnic items, blankets or other comfortable seating to the amphitheater. Remember that alcohol is not permitted on the Great Basin College campus. Read the Elko Daily Free Press article and see video here!

In the spirit of community service, Elko’s very own theater company will conduct its summer “Comedy for a Cure” event in conjunction with the 2008 Elko Relay for Life. Join the Silver Stage Players and the company’s Elko Relay for Life team, “Willy’s Walkers”, in the fight against cancer. Half of the money from ticket purchases for the August 14-16 shows will go to benefit Elko’s Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society!

Lysistrata is a playfully ribald, timeless piece of Greek literature which arguably influenced some of history’s most famous comedic playwrights including William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson of Elizabethan fame. Parental guidance for audience members 13 and younger is advised.

It is now the twenty-first year of the Peloponnesian War and there seems little prospect of peace. A desperate state of things demands a desperate remedy. The women of Athens, led by Lysistrata and supported by female delegates from the other city-states, determine to take matters into their own hands and force the men to stop the war. They agree to be passive and take no more part in the amorous game of love. Before long Lysistrata’s device proves effective and peace is concluded. Set with the Acropolis as its backdrop, Lysistrata is Aristophanes' anti-war comedy, written in 411 BC and is the third and concluding play of his War and Peace series. The play was originally performed at the Dionysus and Lenaia festivals.

Aristophanes was a Greek Old Comic dramatist. Known as the Father of Comedy, he was around thirty when he achieved sudden success in the Theater of Dionysus. He is famous for writing comedies such as The Birds and The Frogs. He wrote forty plays, eleven of which survive. Many of Aristophanes' plays were political and often satirized well-known citizens of Athens. Lysistrata addresses the contributions women could make to society and to policy were they allowed to do so. Lysistrata is the first completely positive female leader portrayed in drama (who was a mortal and not a goddess). While she has great difficulty holding the women together, Lysistrata never falters in her role as a General and through the play is a model of feminine rationality. The play is one of the most produced in the world. It has been adapted into a Mozart-like opera, a 1980's pop song, television episodes of Gilligan’s Island and M.A.S.H., a film version, even illustrations by Pablo Picasso. The show was produced all over the world on March 3, 2003 as part of the global Lysistrata Project.

Directing the Players for the seventeenth time is Board of Directors member, actor and director Frank L. Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer’s directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing; Love, Sex and the I.R.S.; I Do! I Do!; The Odd Couple; The Zoo Story; Talk Radio; and Bringing it All Back Home among others. Starring in this production are SSP members Alina Kilpatrick, Heidi DuSoleil, Carrie Stephens, Shanelle Millage, Tony Piper, Zachary Volkert, Don Jones, Scott Roberts, Chisholm Morris, Erika Patrick, Lindsey Boner, Andrea Hollowell, Bailey Billington-Benson, Trinda Freese and Michael Bail.

Blue Yeti Productions is the company’s new performance brand. With a passion for both classic and contemporary plays, it’s classic theatre with a contemporary edge and contemporary theatre with a fresh perspective. Blue Yeti is committed to ensemble collaboration and seeks to redefine the landscape of acting and performance by challenging both artist and audience.

Celebrating its 72nd anniversary, the Silver Stage Players is dedicated to providing the finest theater, community service and educational opportunities to its members and the residents of northeastern Nevada. Its history is one of creativity and thought provoking theater. The company has challenged audiences, pushed the envelope of live theater and attracted the area's most talented actors, designers and directors since the 1930s. Recent productions include Quilters, Greater Tuna, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Man of La Mancha and Much Ado About Nothing.

For more information about Lysistrata, the Silver Stage Players or Blue Yeti Productions, please call the director at (775)753-5474, e-mail the company at act@silverstage.org or visit us on the web at www.silverstage.org. The Silver Stage Players are proud members of the Elko Chamber of Commerce and The Theater Coalition.

What happens in Athens…stays in Athens!

Players' Production of A Cowhand's Christmas Carol in Schools, Featured at Elko's Festival of Trees and Snowflake Festival Events!

Sweet Carol Christmas, the orphaned housekeeper for Colonel Rushmore's Cross Stitch Ranch, has two beaux seeking her favor. One is the dashing, pure-hearted cowhand, Silverado Sterling. The other, however, is the diabolic and oily Philip Phlimphlam, who has his sights set on more than one thing!

The Silver Stage Players presents A Cowhand's Christmas Carol written by Zoe Bell Hurst and James R. Hurst . This holiday comedy with a western twist is directed by Anthony Piper and will be featured during Elko's Festival of Trees and Snowflake Festival events. The show will also be presented for students at both Grammer #2 and Northside Elementary Schools.

The season's spirit has Colonel Rushmore planning to donate acres of his land to the Tiny Tumbleweeds Orphan Asylum. But Phlimphlam secretly knows the land is worth a bundle to the railroad companies and tries to wheedle the colonel into selling the property to him. When the colonel refuses, our evil villain plots to take deadly and drastic action with an explosive plum pudding! Our only hope is for Silverado Sterling to overcome a blizzard, wolves and a bomb to save the day and of course, win Carol Christmas' heart.

Performances are:

What: A Cowhand's Christmas Carol (part of the Elko Festival of Trees)
When: December 3, 2008 7:00 PM
Where: Elko Convention Center

What: A Cowhand's Christmas Carol (part of the Elko Snowflake Festival)
When: December 13, 2008 4:30 PM
Where: Downtown Elko

What: A Cowhand's Christmas Carol
When: December 16, 2008 2:15 PM
Where: Northside Elementary School

What: A Cowhand's Christmas Carol
When: December 18, 2008 2:25 PM
Where: Grammer #2 Elementary School

The Silver Stage Players, launches its 73rd season during 2009. Season 2009: Come Play With Us! with northern Nevada's premier theater company!

This year's season features commentaries on society, classic plays, dinner theater, and even mellodrama. The season kicks off with Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Board of Directors member Bailey Billington Benson will make her directorial debut with the famous commentary on women and women's issues. Next up, is the dinner theater murder mystery Death of A Doornail by playwright Lee Mueller. Directed by Chisholm Morris and catered by Flying Fish restaurant, the event promises great food, great fun and a classic whodunit! Silver Stage then presents The Last U.S. Mail Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth & Fiction directed by Frank L. Sawyer. The tongue and cheek western comedy written by Beth Fine and inspired by Helen Wilsonís account of the robbery in her book Goldfever, will be one of the featured entertainments for Jarbidge's centennial milestone. Come Play With US...you and the Silver Stage Players!

The company will also lend a helping hand at such community service projects as the Elko Relay for Life and the Thomas Scott Memorial Golf Tournament among others.

Players, Blue Yeti to Produce The Vagina Monologues!

Change The Story Of Women!

Join us as we raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls on February 19 & 20, 2009, at 7:30PM, Silver Stage Players and Blue Yeti Productions will present a two-night benefit reading of Eve Ensler’s award wining play The Vagina Monologues.

Last year over 4000 V-Day benefits took place around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women, including Elko, NV. Since 1998, V-Day and these highly successful events have raised over $60 million for local beneficiaries working to end violence against women and girls. Hot on the heels of their success, Elko has joined this global movement again as part of the V Day 2009 Campaign.

For the fifth year in Elko, a benefit production of The Vagina Monologues will be held at Perpetual Motion Dance Academy, 600 Commercial St., on February 19 & 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM. This benefit production is being produced for the first year by the Silver Stage Players, under the Blue Yeti label. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Proceeds to benefit the Committee Against Domestic Violence (CADV).

What is V Day? V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sexual slavery.

The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world, in 120 countries from Europe to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, and all of North America. V-Day, a non-profit corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. In 2001, V-Day was named one of Worth Magazine's "100 Best Charities" and in 2006 one of Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities. In ten years, the V-Day movement has raised over $60 million.

Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms. Ensler, dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences. Ms. Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. Villard Books/Random House first published The Vagina Monologues, which includes a foreword by Gloria Steinem, in February 1998.

To learn more about V Day Elko, call (775) 340-4550 or e-mail at lucylyn@hotmail.com. To learn more about V Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.

Silver Stage Players and Blue Yeti Productions remind our theater goes that The Vagina Monologues contains adult language and themes and may not be suitable for all audiences.

It was awareness AND funds that Silver Stage Players raised with their season opening production of The Vagina Monologues. SSP presented a check to CADV (The Committee Against Domestic Violence) in the amount of $1,281.60. SSP also donated $142.40 to the National V-Day Spotlight Campaign.

Present at the check presentation were: Jolynn Wallace with CADV, Toby Templeton with CADV, Yvette Waters Exec Director CADV, Laurie Billinton SSP, Bailey Billington Benson Director V-day Monologues for SSP, Stacey Yurmanovic, Treasurer for SSP and Pam Lansford with CADV. View the tv news spot for the donation here!

Murder and a Meal! Players and Flying Fish Stage Classic Whodunit Dinner Theater!

A classic English drawing room…a rich, eccentric tycoon…a dark and rainy night…and…MURDER!

Join the Silver Stage Players and Flying Fish restaurant as they present the dinner theater murder mystery, Death of a Doornail written by Lee Mueller and directed by Chisholm Morris. Performances will be held at the Elko Convention Center April 3rd and 4th. A no-host bar will open at 5 PM with dinner and the show beginning at 6 PM. Tickets are just $30 for both the dinner and the show and are available at Flying Fish restaurant. Seating is limited! View the tv news spot for the show here!

For more information about the Silver Stage Players or Death of a Doornail, call (530) 325-2832, e-mail at act@silverstage.org or visit us on the web at www.silverstage.org.

Silver Stage Players’ Season 2009- Come Play With US!

Silver Stage Featured Entertainment for the Jarbidge Centennial Celebration!

Happy Birthday Jarbidge, Nevada!

Join the Silver Stage Players as they help celebrate Jarbidge's 100th birthday with their production of Beth Fine's The Last U.S. Stage Robbery: A Mellerdrammer of Truth & Fiction. Silver Stage Players continue their 2009 Season: Come Play With Us with the staging of this classic melodrama inspired by Helen Wilson’s account of the last documented stagecoach robbery in the West in her book Goldfever. The performance will be held in Jarbidge's Community Hall, Saturday August 15 beginning at 7 pm. Click here to see the official press release! View the news video by clicking here!

 

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