Tapas 2017 New Works Festival

Tapas 2017 promotional image
Jeff Savage, Michelle Oliphant, Anne Ferguson who appear in
Derivatives by George Bereschik
Photo by Noel Yates

Pegasus Theater Company will be presenting Tapas, its 11th Annual New Short Play Festival, August 11 through August 27 at the Mt. Jackson Masonic Hall in downtown Guerneville.

Tapas, consisting of 7 ten-minute plays, is as always a hugely entertaining kaleidoscopic theatrical experience. In one play, an airline passenger receives an upgrade to 1st class (his first time ever in 1st class!) and encounters a highly unusual, provocative seatmate. In another, a seemingly unqualified applicant for a job more than proves her worth. And in another, Russia shows how much it really regrets having abandoned Fort Ross before realizing the value of the Russian River Valley for producing premier wine.

Tickets for Tapas are $18 general admission and $15 for seniors and students on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. They may be purchased in advance online at pegasustheater6.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Two Thursday evening performances on August 17 and 24, are both pay-what-you-can, with seats available on a walk-in basis only, and Pegasus will not be taking reservations.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 4 p.m.

The Masonic Hall is at the corner of Third and Church Streets in Guerneville. Its official address is 14040 Church St., but please note that the entrance to the theater space is on Third Street.

Some of the Tapas plays contain adult themes and language.

The cast: Jamie Colleran, Anne Ferguson, Julie Lester, Michelle Oliphant, Roberto Perez, Jeff Savage, Thea Rhiannon and Noel Yates.

The plays:

  • Build a Wall by Cary Pepper, directed by Darlene Kersnar
  • Derivatives by George Bereschik, directed by Beulah Vega
  • Donnelley's by Madeline Puccioni, directed by Thea Rhiannon
  • Don't Just Sit There by Diane Sampson, directed by Beulah Vega
  • Profiled by Tony Sciullo, directed by Beulah Vega
  • Terroir by Amanda Yskamp, directed by Beulah Vega
  • Upgrade by Daniel Curzon, directed by Nadja Masura

Venue: Mount Jackson Masonic Lodge
Map: Mount Jackson Masonic Lodge - entrance to Lodge is on Third Street