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2018-2019 Season



The Long Christmas Ride Home

Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Susan Hardie

December 13-23, 2018

This hauntingly beautiful play follows a family of five through their emotional Christmas day and more. Their story is told with the help of Japanese style Bunraku puppet theatre performances and corresponding live music, giving the play a magical quality. This journey explores cultures, religions, genders, values, life and death as the family travels to church and grandparent’s home for the holiday.  

…“one of the most absorbing evenings of theatre to come along in some time.” – Variety

>>Inlander December 13, 2018

>>Spokesman-Review December 13, 2018


Season Show

The Controversy of Valladolid

by Jean-Claude Carrière, English version by Richard Nelson
Directed by Maynard Villers

January 11-27, 2019
Imagine a time when the Catholic Church had the right to determine whether or not you were human. In a sixteenth-century Spanish monastery, the fate of millions of American natives from an ocean away hangs precariously in the balance. THE CONTROVERSY OF VALLADOLID, an exciting new masterwork by French playwright and screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, brings to light the shocking real-life debates whose outcomes are still felt today.
“Jean-Claude Carrière’s fierce attack on [the Catholic Church] for its policies on human slavery makes for a refreshing change. Although based on a Spanish papal tribunal of 1550, Carrière’s stern historical drama hits a resounding contempo note with its revelations of how the church agonized over its ultimate conclusion that indigenous American natives were children of God after all—after invading their land, destroying their culture, plundering their natural resources and subjecting thousands of people to servitude, torture and death.” —Variety.


Stage Left presents live theater that makes you think. Our productions touch on Social, Historical, Political, Ethical or Religious topics.  We want you, the audience, not only to enjoy great theater that you wouldn’t see somewhere else, but to experience the show as either a mirror or a window. Maybe you’ll see yourself in one of the characters and have a mirror to your own life, or maybe you will see the experiences of someone you know and peek through their window. No matter what, our hope is that you come away with insight to a different perspective and create some conversation!


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