October 25 & 26
The Modesto Unplugged Music Federation presents a special two-part showcase featuring Hollywood actress and singer-songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon. You may have seen her in major films such as ‘RED’ with Bruce Willis; or any one of several works by her husband, the legendary playwright and filmmaker David Mamet.
She has also been making music for nearly 30 years, with UK folk-rock band Ruby Blue in the late 1980’s, and as a solo artist ever since. Her 2012 record ‘Slingshot’ was nominated for a Grammy; and she will be visiting Modesto in support of her 9th studio album ‘Bad Poetry’ being released in just a few days.
Rebecca will be appearing at the Prospect Theater, Project on Saturday 10/25 and Sunday 10/26. Saturday night at 7 PM, she’ll be joined by supporting acts Patty Castillo Davis and award-winning cowboy/campfire music artist Kerry Grombacher (on tour from New Orleans.) Sunday afternoon at 3 PM, she will give a completely different set of songs, along with openers Josephine Johnson and Oakdale-based country rocker Chris Farris.
Tickets for each showcase are $15 advance/$20 at door, or both in advance for just $25. Available by emailing email@example.com or calling 209-543-5306.
Do right with The Wrong Doers, the closest thing Prospect Theater Project has to a house band, and the hosts of our beloved annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, plus numerous dance parties at our Scenic Drive studio. Proceeds from the Benefit Dance Concert support Prospect Theater Project and the Center for Human Services, two of Modesto’s most beloved nonprofit organizations. Featuring a special guest performance by Willie Hines of The Lights and Jet Red, plus numerous “celebrity” appearances. Costumes and wild dancing are heartily encouraged. And did we mention there are free hoppy libations with the purchase of a souvenir pint glass?
The doors open and fun begins at 8pm on Halloween night, with music beginning at 9. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. Arrangement for pick-up or delivery of advanced tickets may be arranged by calling PTP at 549-9341.
Red Dog Ash is an award-winning bluegrass band from California’s central valley. The quintet is known for its original compositions, hard-driving tunes, tight harmonies, and authentic high-lonesome vocals. Inspired by the bluegrass tradition, smart and passionate in its performance, the band has what one reviewer calls “an authenticity you can’t fake.” CountryChart calls them “fresh and exciting.”
Red Dog Ash is bringing their hard-driving bluegrass sound to the Prospect Theater Project on Saturday, November 8th. Doors open at 6:00pm, and special guests Poor Valley kick off the music at 7:30. Tickets are $15 at the door and can be purchased in advance for only $12 by calling Thomas and Vessel Stringed Instruments (209-578-5345). More information at reddogash.com.
November 21 – December 07
Prospect Theater Project announces with regret that we must withdraw The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez from our 2014-2015 line-up. Sometimes, a play’s currency places unexpected and extraordinary restrictions on amateur performance licensing. Having faced this twice before in our 14 years (Boston Marriage, first scheduled for 2005, producedin 2006 and The God of Carnage, first attempted in 2010 but not produced until 2013) is already taking steps to secure rights for production in our next season.
Alternately, PTP is happy to announce that our November 21 – December 7 production will be Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles. After suffering a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his grandmother Vera in her small apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world. Herzog’s dramatic comedy was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama and the winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Best New Play.
“A funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama. [A] heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way onstage.” -The New York Times
“Amy Herzog['s] fine, deeply affecting dual character study… Although 4000 Miles makes one think of a first-rate novella, it is solidly theatrical. 4000 Miles is the sort of rich, satisfying play you should take your grandmother to — especially if she’s as smart and fierce as Vera.” – Time Out New York
View our entire 2014-2015 Season